I drop pounds but always end up back at my starting weight. Why?


The reason you keep rebounding is something called set-point weight: This is the weight that your hormones and metabolism try to maintain—typically plus or minus about 10 pounds—in order to regulate fat stores. Starvation or dieting, which often look the same to your body, conserves fat, says Mike Roussell, Ph.D., author of The Six Pillars of Nutrition.

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