A recent Australian study has pointed out a key reason why maintaining weight is tough, especially if you have shed some of it in the recent past.
Further, regaining weight is a constant problem for dieters.
According to scientists, nine hormones influence appetite. During the study, blood levels of nine hormones were studied prior to the weight-loss program and one year after the completion of the program.
Six hormones out of nine were found to be in a condition which would only elevate hunger. Dieters also said they were hungrier after their meals a year after their weight loss program as compared to their hunger levels before the program began.
According to researchers, the main focus should be to avoid weight gain in the first place rather than gain weight and try to lose it. Those who lose a lot of weight end up with a bigger appetite and also burn much lesser calories.