Dieting can lead to stress and binge eating

As many dieters know, when the going gets tough the appeal of crisps, cake and chocolate can become even more tempting than usual. But new research has shown that dieting can actually cause those trying to lose weight to binge eat after they finish their diet.

Scientists have suggested that dieting can actually make the body desire fatty junk foods more after discovering that rapid weight loss can alter the way the brain handless stress.

This means that when dieters face stress, even after they finish their diet, they are attracted to and indulge in, sugary and fatty delights.

For those dieting it can mean that they end up putting the weight back on almost straight after they finish their healthy diet and are stuck in a never ending cycle of dieting and stress eating.

This new research suggests that dieting not only increases stress, which makes successful dieting a whole lot more difficult, but it could also ‘reprogramme’ how the brain responds to future stress causing people to reach for the cake in times of pressure and anxiety.

Those worried about their weight can come to The Hospital Group for a consultation with an expert bariatric surgeon.

David Ross, Chief Executive of The Hospital Group said: “Dieting may get rid of a few unwanted pounds but many people struggle to keep this weight off or lose any substantial weight at all. As a result people end up getting stuck in a cycle of dieting followed by binge and stress eating which can make people feel depressed.

“Many overweight people also feel incredibly unhappy and self conscious about their appearance and this can stop them from getting the most out of life.

“Bariatric surgery offers a permanent solution to weight loss and can allow people to lead a much fuller lifestyle. Whilst obesity surgery is by no means an easy option it can change a person’s life and help them to adopt a healthier way of life.

“Those who come to The Hospital Group can be assured of a dedicated, professional service, with astounding success rates.”


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