What's the deal? You did a great job losing weight for the first couple of weeks. And now look at what’s happening? You’re back to your old eating habits and you’re gaining the weight back. What’s up with you?
Are you coasting? Putting your attention to other pressing matters? Resting on your laurels? Rewarding yourself for all the hard work you did over the past couple of weeks? Had to spend so much willpower that you have none left?
Weight cycling. Yo-yo dieting. That’s where you are.
Is there a fix for weight cycling? Recent psychological research says there is something you can do about yo-yoing. If you pay more attention to the process of dieting (e.g., what weight loss strategies to use) than to the outcome (e.g., lose such and such number of pounds), you can prevent weight cycling.