Tortoise approach not a weight loss winner


7 Jan 2015

Losing weight slowly provides no advantage in maintaining weight loss compared with very-low-calorie diets that shed pounds quickly, according to the findings of an Australian studyThe study of 200 people with a BMI of between 30 and 45 kg/m2 randomised to a rapid or gradual weight loss group found little difference in weight between the groups at three years. The findings are not consistent with current dietary guidelines which recommend gradual over rapid weight loss, based on the belief that rapid weight loss is more quickly regained, the authors from the University of Melbourne conclude.

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