Research: Dieting is Not the Best Way to Lose Weight
In a new study, it was found that the human body doesn’t distinguish between dieting and possible starvation. So, when there is a decrease in calories consumed, human metabolism increases its energy efficiency and it becomes difficult for the dieter to lose weight.
A team from the University of Iowa and the Iowa City VA Medical Center has developed a targeted approach to override this “energy saving” mode and allow muscle to burn more energy, even during low to moderate exercise. The new findings might provide the basis of a therapy that could help people get a head start on losing weight by helping to overcome the body’s natural resistance to weight loss.
Source: Medical Xpress