In his new book, Interval Weight Loss for Women, obesity researcher Dr Nick Fuller aims to cut through the noise and presents six key principles behind healthy and sustainable weight loss for women.
“Women are bombarded with information about the latest diets – from keto to Atkins, paleo to Dukan and more – diets that can paradoxically result in weight gain and aren’t grounded in scientific studies,” says Dr Fuller from the University of Sydney’s Boden Collaboration for Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders based at the Charles Perkins Centre.
“There are countless reasons women gain weight including previous dieting attempts, being on the pill, long hours at work, pregnancy, menopause and the general common effects of ageing.
“But there are also simple ways to overcome these common pitfalls and hurdles, to help you take back control of your body and stop yo-yo dieting for good.”
Here, Dr Fuller presents six key Interval Weight Loss principles to support women seeking to lose weight – and keep it off.
1. You can’t fight evolution
“Using the Interval Weight Loss method, every second month people take a break from losing weight and instead focus on maintaining their current weight,” says Dr Fuller.