I have a question! I have non-FA friends who think that most diets don’t work not because of metabolism or anything like that, but because the actual dieter is weak-willed. They think that people regain the weight plus some because they stop doing the diet or attending Weight Watchers or whatever it is they have chosen to do. In contrast, I think that even if one stays on the diet religiously, still metabolism will change and the weight will be regained in the majority of cases. What do you think?
- A hormone that suppresses hunger and increases metabolism – Leptin – was still lower than normal
- Ghrelin, nicknamed the “hunger hormone,” was about 20 percent higher
- Peptide YY, a hormone associated with hunger suppression was abnormally low
- Participants reported being much more hungry and preoccupied with food then they had prior to losing weight