Best Way to Lose and Maintain Weight?
What's the best way to lose and maintain weight? Is it the slow and steady approach or is it to lose weight quickly? A new study suggests that the 'key to long-term weight loss and maintenance is to lose weight quickly, not gradually, in the initial stages of obesity treatment.'
Researchers found the following in a study published by Science Daily:
Fast weight losers lost more weight overall, maintained their weight loss for longer and were not more likely to put weight back on than the more gradual weight losers. In particular, women in the FAST group were five times more likely to achieve the clinically significant 10 percent weight loss at 18 months than those in the SLOW group and those in the MODERATE group were nearly three times more likely to achieve this milestone than women in the SLOW group.