Headline: IS RAPID WEIGHT LOSS MORE LIKELY TO STICK?
"The study also finds that substantial weight loss is more likely if undertaken rapidly."
But also, “The researchers found that the initial rate of weight loss did not affect the amount or rate of weight regain. After three years, participants in both diet groups who completed both phases of the study (about 71 percent) regained similar amounts of weight.”
I mean, can people not use their minds even a little when the subject of weight is brought up? “Substantial weight loss” is clearly NOT more likely if the people all regained the weight at the same rate/in the same amount over the 3 years post-loss.
Also, spoiler alert, the ‘target’ ‘substantial’ loss in this study was 12.5% body weight. It is to laugh. For a person with a BMI of 30—the lowest BMI of people in the study—that doesn’t even move them into “normal” BMI range. (I mean, even before they gained back the weight they lost.)