Losing weight is, for most people, the easy part. The bigger challenge is trying to keep it off for more than a year.
New research helps explain why people in this second stage are so much more prone to failure.
In a nutshell, people who have shed a significant chunk of their weight are hungrier and have a stronger desire to eat for at least a year after transitioning from weight loss to weight-loss maintenance. And even when their hormones send loud satiety signals to the brain after a meal, they still don’t feel full.