Weight Gain after Rapid Weight Loss
Question from Brijesh: I have really serious problem. see, before 4 year i joined an engineering college out of my town. at that time i was 116 kg heavy. right now i am on 90 kg. lost almost 26kg with dieting, exercise and sports. Before 4 years my waist was 44 and now it is 36. now i have finished my engineering and again i am at home. and problem has started. i didnt take good food and not even on time when i was in college. but now a days at home so used to take food almost 3 times in a day. i am getting hungry too than usual college days, and even i have started taking time to time meal my weight is increasing rapidly. i have gained 5 kgs in only two weeks. so that is the problem. when i start taking good and enough food my weight starts increasing. so it is a very serious problem and dont know even what is going on with my body and what to do with it. i want to know the actual problem and what is happening within my body. so please reply me what to do as soon as possible…. because i have lost 26 kg after so much tired some and hard work so dont wanna gain weight anymore now.
Answer: Brijesh, seems like you might have adopted crash diet for rapid weight loss during your engineering days. With these diet ,body’s metabolism adjusts and keeps into starvation to help you sustain on fewer calories then usual. Also, bad news is that weight loss there is may be coming from muscle cells since the body tends to hold onto fat cells to sustain itself during times of starvation. Resultant is as you lower the workout intensity, even your daily physical activity lowers or you start taking usual amount of food you gain weight. In some cases people might regain more.
For long term sustainable weight loss, the program needs to be based upon a balanced diet along with exercise (both cardio and weight training). Since muscles burn more calories than fat in a resting state, muscle is needed for weight loss and increasing metabolism.Weight Gain after Rapid Weight Loss can be healthy for you and may help you lose weight when included in your diet & exercise plan. To help you lose weight in a healthy balanced way and keep it off, see the Fitho weight loss diet plan, designed by dieticians and experts, now available for Rs 799.