Obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally, with more than 1 billion adults overweight - at least 300 million of them clinically obese - and is a major contributor to the global burden of chronic disease and disability.
For many of us,weight loss is a vicious cycle. We are motivated in the beginning, and the pounds melt away, but not for long. Once we stray from the diet and/or exercise, all the weight that was lost makes a return appearance. This weight cycling, also known as "yo-yo" dieting, has been vilified over the years. Studies have linked it to everything from high blood pressure and high cholesterol to diabetes and depression.
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