Hunger hormones the 1st year after goal
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
I had an evaluation at the endodontist today and was checking out the AARP magazine in the waiting room. I flipped to an article on their "New American Diet" and while I don't suspect the diet itself is that different from DASH, they did mention studies finding that satiety hormones are depressed for a year after losing weight and hunger hormones are elevated for a year after losing weight.
However, the studies on maintenance show that it takes two years of maintenance before length of maintenance is considered predictive of continued success. As I've mentioned from time to time, the National Weight Control Registry goes by how much weight you've lost rather than reaching goal, and many of their participants are still losing weight at a year out.
So maybe it's not such a great idea for me to be endeavoring to lose weight right now. I guess the good news is I haven't actually lost much weight. I'll read more on Friday when I go back, I don't seem to be able to find the full article online.
P.S. Part of my response to BRAVELUTE, The satiety hormones actually can be worse than during weight loss because Leptin is based on how much fat you have on board, so as you lose bodyfat, it could turn down the satiety response, especially I would imagine during the fall.