Promoting Homeostasis To Avoid Rebound Weight Gain In Yo-Yo Dieters

Outland, L.; Stoner-Smith, M.
January 2013
Internet Journal of Advanced Nursing Practice;2013, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
Rebound weight gain is more often the rule than the exception and the reason may not be lack of willpower. Recent findings in the study of weight homeostasis have uncovered a host of orexigenic and anorexigenic hormones working to keep a stable healthy weight. When energy stores are depleted through dieting, overcompensation to replenish them often occurs. Overeating is one of the homeostatic responses. However, there are other involuntary responses to hunger that lower metabolism, reduce thyroid hormones, and produce fat cells. Traditional weight control advice to cut down on caloric intake may inadvertently trigger the compensatory mechanism that lead to rebound weight and yo-yo dieting. Tuning into homeostatic cues to prevent excessive hunger without getting too full is the hallmark of intuitive eating. Tips are given on how to eat intuitively in order to promote homeostasis. Supporting homeostasis will help keep weight stable and prevent weight cycling and rebound weight gain that often accompanies dieting.


Related Articles

  • Supersneaky Weight-Loss Secrets. Ruderman, ZoË // Cosmopolitan;Nov2009, Vol. 247 Issue 5, p152 

    The article presents advice and information that women can use to lose weight. A discussion of the benefits of chewing gum while food shopping, portioning out food, eating protein after a workout routine and several other activities is presented. Methods that women can use to prevent overeating...

  • A Diet by Any Other Name Is Still About Energy. Van Horn, Linda // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;9/3/2014, Vol. 312 Issue 9, p900 

    The author discusses the developments of weight loss programs for treating overweight persons in the U.S. She mentions the results of several meta-analysis research study which assess the comparative effectiveness of branded diets. She suggests the use for the Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitudes,...

  • What really works for weight loss.  // Consumer Reports on Health;Oct2012, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p3 

    The article looks at a study in the July 2012 issue of "Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics" which found that the most effective strategies for weight loss in postmenopausal women included home-prepared meals, keeping a food journal, and not skipping meals.

  • I WAS A BREAD & POTATO fiend!  // Woman's Day (Australia Edition);9/29/2003, Vol. 55 Issue 39, p90 

    Provides information on the diet scheme of Madison Parker through a food coach, who was able to lose weight from 60 kg to 54 kg in 2003. Responsibilities of a food coach; Manner in which Parker lost her weight; Effects of food on Parker's mood energy levels and weight.

  • LOW-ENERGY FOOD INTAKE IN A GROUP OF ADULT WOMEN WISHING TO LOSE WEIGHT. Wierzbicka, Elżbieta; Dąbrowska, Barbara // Polish Journal of Food & Nutrition Sciences;2009, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p361 

    Seventy-five women (mean age 34.1 ± 10.2 years), who were seeking dietary advice in order to reduce their body mass (mean BMI index 26.1 ± 4.5 kg/ m²), were selected to evaluate their low-energy food intake. A 3-day food-intake record and a questionnaire about eating habits were used to...

  • A new millennium = A new you. Adderly, Brenda // Better Nutrition;Jan2000, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p34 

    Presents weight management resolutions. Includes the use of the body mass index to determine if you need to lose weight; Foregoing of fad diets; Emphasis on exercise rather than eating; Eating less more often; Intake of appropriate supplements. INSET: What if I'm underweight?.

  • Preventing Weight Gain and Obesity: Indirect Effects of the Family Check-Up in Early Childhood. Smith, Justin; Montaño, Zorash; Dishion, Thomas; Shaw, Daniel; Wilson, Melvin // Prevention Science;Apr2015, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p408 

    The early signs of obesity are observable in early childhood. Although the most promising prevention approaches are family-centered, few relevant early prevention programs exist. This study evaluated the effects of an evidence-based, home-visiting intervention, the Family Check-Up (FCU), on the...

  • Weight loss secrets. Sass, Cynthia // Prevention;Jan2008, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p80 

    The author reports on food and lifestyle habits of people who lose weight. The habits discussed in the article include eating breakfast everyday, exercising one hour a day and not watching more than 10 hours of television a week. Information regarding healthy body mass index (BMI) numbers is...

  • Breakfast? Maybe Not.  // Nutrition Action Health Letter;Jan/Feb2015, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p8 

    The article discusses a research study on the effect of skipping breakfast on overweight persons who are dieting.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics