Weight Loss Research On Obesity
For decades, we’ve been doing weight loss research to find solutions to obesity and we are still a considerable distance from knowing what works best.
I just read that a paper was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, examining long-held advice about weight control. The authors concluded that some of this advice is not supported by science.
Previously, small changes in behavior were considered to be able to produce great change, over time. Since these long-term plans don’t factor in that as you lose weight, you require a reduction in calories to maintain your new, smaller size, it was surmised that small changes really can’t be expected to have the effect once promised.
It was believed that losing a large amount of weight quickly would not be as effective as a slower, gradual loss. The authors cited research suggesting that there’s really no significant difference between the fast vs. slow approach.
It was once considered important to set moderate, realistic goals to avoid the frustration of failure. On the contrary, they cited examples where bigger goals reaped bigger results.
What can we take away from this?
Nutrition science is ever-evolving. Make it your priority to rely on the latest research and tailor your findings to best serve your unique circumstances.
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