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Dieting alone ‘will not cause weight loss’

Those dieting with the aim of shedding a few pounds must also exercise if they are to achieve their weight loss goals, a study has shown.

Scientists at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) discovered that reducing caloric intake alone will not promote significant weight loss.

They claim this is because of a compensatory mechanism in the body that reduces the amount of physical activity a person does when fewer calories are consumed.

“Food is not always plentiful for humans and animals and the body seems to have developed a strategy for responding to these fluctuations,” said Dr Judy Cameron, a senior scientist and professor of behavioural neuroscience, obstetrics and gynaecology at OHSU.

She went on to say that the new findings could bring about the development of interventions emphasising both diet and exercise to battle obesity.

Those who struggle to control their caloric intake may wish to try the diet pill Zotrim, which was found by researchers at the University of Liverpool to cause people to eat 18 per cent fewer calories.

Have you ever tried diet pills?

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14 Apr
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2 thoughts on “Dieting alone ‘will not cause weight loss’”

  1. Jane K says:

    im embarking on a healthy eating diet at the moment to lose a few pounds, and will be heading down to the gym a few times a week aswell. i havent personally tried diet pills but my friend purchased the slim bomb a while back and she got fantastic results with it.

  2. Marie J says:

    I tried adios a while back and found it really helped me to lose those few extra pounds that would not shift even though i was eating healthily and exercising!!!

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