How Extreme Dieting Can Actually Make You Gain Weight

Losing weight is not easy. But keeping it off, well, that seems to be even more challenging.

In fact, recent statistics show that 45 million Americans go on a diet each year, but only five percent of them actually keep the weight off.

If you’re a serial dieter, there’s a good chance you’ve lost and gained the same 10 pounds several times in your life. This vicious cycle of losing and gaining weight is often a result of extreme dieting, which includes drastically reducing the number of calories you eat.

Although cutting calories is an effective strategy to use when losing weight, eating too few calories can actually lead to weight gain. Here’s why:

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