But probably the most shocking effect of yo-yo dieting for you is accelerated aging, so let us explain.
When your weight increases (due to muscle loss or anything else), inflammation also increases. And that inflammation destroys collagen, the most abundant protein in the body found in connective tissues, including your muscles and skin. Think of it as a glue or scaffolding that holds your body together on a molecular level.
So, when you lose collagen, the integrity of your muscles and skin is compromised, making your skin dehydrated, thin, wrinkly, and saggy!
Simply put, if you go on this yo-yo dieting cycle, you trigger a series of bodily responses that eventually accelerates aging and make you look older than you are!
Let’s trace that again: unhealthy yo-yo dieting -> muscles loss -> lower metabolism -> weight gain -> inflammation -> collagen loss -> wrinkly, older-looking skin!