Want to lose weight? Take a diet break! – Story

– Not the best at sticking with your diet? Good news!

It may be okay, even a good thing, to give yourself some occasional breaks.
WellStar Kennestone’s Director of Bariatric Surgery Dr. Fritz Jean-Pierre says we know going on super-strict diets usually doesn’t really work.

“Yes, you’re going to lose some weight initially,” Dr. Jean-Pierre.  “But after a certain point, your body gets confused.  Did you ever watch those survivor shows where someone gets stuck on a deserted island?  They have all this energy, and then eventually they start getting really tired.”

Research shows that after about 2 weeks of cutting calories, our brains go into survival mode, signaling to our bodies to converse energy by slowing our metabolism.

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