Does Rapid Weight Loss result in Rapid Weight Gain?Posted: May 27 in Favorites, Medical Weight Loss News, Nutrition, Weight Management Strategies by Dr. Lazarus
A recent study by the University of Florida published in the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine looked at the longtime question, which is better, slow and steady weight loss vs. rapid weight loss. A popular notion is that rapid weight loss can result in equally rapid weight gain.
This study would dispute this long-held belief. In fact, study enrollees in the rapid weight loss group were 5 times more likely to maintain weight loss at 18 months than those in the slow weight loss group. The moderate pace weight loss group were 3 times more likely.
It has long been our experience at CNC that there is no harm in getting off to a quick start, and in fact, can set the stage for long-term success. Even if a person experiences weight regain, it is never too late to get back on track!