One of our new members shared with us how her approach to losing weight would play out on the regular:
"Be good" about eating all week. Consume pizza and alcohol through the weekend. Start over on Monday by cutting calories.
Potentially, if she was in a caloric deficit each week, shouldn't she still lose weight? Maybe at first. But over-restricting and then binge eating each day or in the span of a week can wreak havoc on your hormones and make it harder for you to maintain a healthy body weight over time.
Hence, the yo-yo effect.
How much, when, and what you eat impacts your hormones. Concurrently, your hormones regulate your hunger, satiety, metabolism, and energy levels, all of which contribute to your body composition.
So, what does the term regulated hormones even mean?
Think about it like this: the body uses hormones to support...