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