What Is Yo-Yo Dieting?
Yo-yo dieting is the repeated loss and regain of body weight as a result of dieting and related eating behaviors. Yo-yo dieting is associated with certain health risks, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and gallbladder disease.
Mindful Eating, A Powerful Tool for Stopping the Yo-Yo Dieting Habit
Mindful eating is a powerful tool for overcoming the habit of yo-yo dieting. This is because mindfulness provides a healthy foundation for a long-term, healthy approach to eating. Mindful eating also helps yo-yo dieters overcome various factors and behaviors that are related to yo-yo dieting, including binge eating, emotional eating, lack of exercise motivation, mindless eating, negative or distorted body image, and stress eating.
For more on these factors and how mindfulness helps, learn about the solutions mindfulness offers.