How your body fights back when you diet

Story highlights

  • Cutting calories simply doesn't lead to long-term weight loss or health gains
  • The only people who don't seem to appreciate this are people who have never dieted
  • The act of dieting causes physiological changes that make it hard to continue

Diets do not work.

The scientific evidence is clear as can be that cutting calories simply doesn't lead to long-term weight loss or health gains.
    We suspect most dieters have realized this by now too. And yet, here they are again, setting the same weight loss goal this year that they set last year.
      The only people who don't seem to appreciate this are people who have never dieted. It's particularly hard for them to believe because it doesn't square with their own eating experiences.