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What can cause yo-yo dieting?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Some dieters psychologically treat diets as an all-or-nothing ordeal. Once they deviate -- even slightly -- from a diet or healthy eating plan, they figure they might as well drop the whole thing. This starts a cycle of weight gain and weight loss that’s hard to escape: We’re fat. We try to lose weight. We deviate just a little. We fear rejection for the perceived failure. We isolate ourselves from people. We stop talking about it. We mow through a pound of cheesecake, and we get fat again. The cycle continues.
This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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