Lifestyle changes have general health and well-being benefits.
Expected weight loss in one year is about 3.2% of your overall body weight.3
Your body responds to diet-induced weight loss by
making it difficult to sustain the lower weight.3,7
There is an increase in carbohydrates used as fuel
Carbohydrates being used as fuel instead of fat increase overall body fat storage.3,7
Energy expenditure decreases with weight loss
15% less energy expenditure is expected as you lose 10% of your weight.3,7
Hormone-driven increase in body energy storage
There is an increase in the production of hunger hormones and a decrease in the production of fullness hormones.3,7
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- NH&MRC (2013) Clinical practice guidelines for the management of overweight and obesity in adults, adolescents and children in Australia. Available at https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/about-us/publications/clinical-practice-guidelines-management-overweight-and-obesity#block-views-block-file-attachments-content-block-1, Accessed September 2019.
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- Boutari, C et al. Of mice and men: Why progress in the pharmacological management of obesity is slower than anticipated and what could be done about it?Metabolism July 2019 Volume 96, Pages vi–xi.
- Action to prevent obesity and reduce its impact across the life course – Evidence Review. 2018. Available at https://www.racp.edu.au/docs/default-source/advocacy-library/racp-obesity-position-statement.pdf. Accessed December 2019