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Why does the weight come back so quickly once I stop dieting?

I've read your article on dieting, but there's one thing in it I don't understand. It says, "Once you end a diet, you gain all the weight back very quickly." Why is that? Why does the weight come back so quickly?


The Weight Loss Myth Quiz

The Weight Loss Myth Quiz

Are you positive that eating breakfast keeps you fit? Better take the HowStuffWorks Weight Loss Myths quiz to keep your facts (and calories) in check. See more »

Does exercise really help with weight loss?

Does exercise really help with weight loss?

You're proud of yourself for finally sticking with an exercise routine. Learn if it really helps with weight loss at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is it bad to eat right before bedtime?

Is it bad to eat right before bedtime?

Is eating before bedtime bad for your waistline? Find out if eating before bedtime should be avoided at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Will you gain weight if you eat after 8 p.m.?

Will you gain weight if you eat after 8 p.m.?

Are you a late-night eater? Find out if you'll gain weight if you eat after 8 p.m. See more »

10 Causes of Weight Gain That Doctors Have Changed Their Minds About

10 Causes of Weight Gain That Doctors Have Changed Their Minds About

Some of the causes of weight gain we thought were true turned out to be wrong. View 10 causes of weight gain doctors have changed their minds about. See more »

10 Most Absurd Fad Diets

10 Most Absurd Fad Diets

In the quest to drop weight, how far would you go? Find out about 10 diet fats that are simply absurd. See more »

5 Summer Cocktail Recipes Under 200 Calories

5 Summer Cocktail Recipes Under 200 Calories

Everyone loves cocktails but what about the calories? Get 5 refreshing low-calorie cocktail recipes, from watermelon martinis to skinny mojitos! See more »

Is there a real way to lose belly fat?

Is there a real way to lose belly fat?

Is there a real way to lose belly fat? Find out whether there's a healthy, safe way to get rid of belly fat in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

YOU On A Diet Tips

YOU On A Diet Tips

Learn how to lose weight with YOU On a Diet. For example, to help make eating automatic, pick at least one meal a day to alter and have the same foods every day for all other meals. See more »

Test Your Weight-loss IQ

Test Your Weight-loss IQ

How high is your weight-loss IQ? Take this weight-loss IQ quiz to learn how to take weight off and keep it off. See more »