Rapid Weight Loss Better than Slow Weight Loss

I have long believed that for many people rapid weight loss, when done correctly is better than slow fat loss because people like results and fast results keep you motivated. Right? Here's a blurb from a study that showed just that. It is always good when science proves your point 🙂

   "Surprisingly, and against current beliefs, this study shows rapid weight loss appears to be superior to gradual weight loss in achieving target weight," she said of the study conducted on subjects weighing around 100 kilos.

   Her results showed that 78 per cent of those on the rapid diet achieved the target of losing 15 per cent of their body weight within the determined period, while only 48 per cent of those on the gradual diet met the target.

   One of the reasons, she said, is psychological and has to do with motivation.

   On the rapid diet, "subjects lose 1.5 kg a week and that keeps them going. On the gradual diet, when you lose 0.5 kg now and then" motivation is harder to keep, she said.

   In fact, four of the participants following the gradual diet gave up before the end of the experiment, against only one in the rapid diet group.

Read the whole article here: http://www.calgaryherald.com/health/Rapid+weight+loss+better+than+slow+studies+show/3276737/story.html#ixzz0wiDXUXfw

Advertisements

About michaelroussell

Dr. Mike is a nutrition consultant and author with a diverse nutritional background serving as a consultant to professional athletes, executives as well as pharmaceutical and food companies. Dr. Mike is most well-known for his blend of nutritional science and psychology which helps clients make long lasting and power changes to their body and health. Dr. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and a doctorate in nutrition. He is the author of the 6 Pillars of Nutrition.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s