Although some people say that yo-yo dieting messes up your metabolism and does lasting harm to your health, this is actually not true. Medical experts call it weight cycling, and this is what they have to say about it.
1. Weight cycling does not have a permanent effect on your metabolic rate.
2. Weight cycling does not increase the amount of your fat tissue.
3. Weight cycling will not turn you into an “apple,” causing you to regain lost weight as fat deposits in your abdominal area.
The main thing wrong with yo-yo dieting is that it is discouraging.
After reading this passage I felt a little better with trying.
Other fears about yo-yo dieting that I did mentioned was my fear of becoming my mom and what others would think of me. The fear of me becoming my mom is so complex, I don’t even understand it myself. All I know is that in my head I feel that my mom is inadequate because she can’t keep the weight off. I feel that others have the same opinion. I think I’ve seen it on TV where a comedy skit makes fun of Oprah Winfrey’s “weight cycling”. It doesn’t seem right. At least she’s trying.
And that’s what I’m doing. Trying.
It’s stupid to care what other people think, when I know it’s keeping me from doing what’s best for me. I’m no longer going to let the opinion of others keep me from trying. Or trying again when I fail.
"You try and you fail. You try and you fail. You try and you fail. But the real failure is if you stop trying," said the crystal ball in Disney's "The Haunted Mansion"