If you go for a radical diet for a few weeks and eat too few calories, your metabolism slows down. Your body will fall into a kind of energy-saving mode and your calorie needs will drop. This effect is usually the case after a crash diet. After reaching their goal weight, most people fall back into their old eating habits. This is fatal because the body itself is still in diet mode, that is, in energy-saving mode. Your body emits a very small amount of energy in the form of calories a day and uses the excess calories after dieting as a reserve in the form of fat. This is the yo-yo effect! Further information and tricks on how to avoid it can be found in our detailed coach article on the yo-yo effect.
With the help of refeed days, you can keep your metabolism going during your weight loss process with a healthy and moderate calorie deficit. With the Upfit nutrition Plans, we make sure that you do not have too much calorie deficit and have one calorically higher day every week. So you always avoid a yo-yo effect with us. In addition, Upfit helps you make a long term diet change, you will learn how to permanently eat healthily with our Plans.
If you want to maintain your weight after weight loss, the most important thing is going to be your calorie balance. If your calorie intake and calories burned are the same, you will not gain weight. With a calorie deficit, you will continue to lose weight. Of course, with regular exercise it’s all a bit easier because you’re burning extra calories and, most of all, building muscles, which are also true calorie burners – plus, with your new muscles, the look of your body improves as everything becomes firmer. Continue to eat healthily and to be alert to your hunger and satiety. To maintain your weight and a healthy diet, you can use Upfit’s Clean Eating Plans.