Your chances of rebounding are as high as a 90%. Any crash or radical diet that forces you to eliminate carbs and calories on a drastic level will cause a rebound in weight when you resume your normal diet. In many cases you end up weighing more than you did before you started the diet. Starvation or crash diets work, no doubt about that, but the secret to keeping your hard-earned weight loss result is the maintenance plan after the diet – the point where most of us screw up.
Maintenance program is the key
If you can put just as much education, effort and discipline into your maintenance program as you do with your diet, then you’ll have what we all want, which is to keep the weight off. I always had intentions of going on a maintenance diet after my bodybuilding shows but always seemed to rebound with my weight. In fact I would gain up to 10 pounds the day after my show … true story. Case and point, to keep your skinny clothes on start thinking about the long haul or you’ll be back in your fat clothes before you know it.
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