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Diet Myth Exploded: Gradual Weight Loss No Better Than Rapid Weight Loss

November 18, 20149 min
While dieting, a slow and steady approach does not always win the race.Recent studies shows that "a slow and steady approach to weight loss does not win the race, and the myth that rapid weight loss is associated with rapid weight regain is no more true than Aesop's fable."Rapid Weight loss has been thought to be less healthy than slow steady weight loss.Along with nutrition and exercise, any weight loss is a good thing.Studies show that changes in eating habits are the best way to diet, and help keep the weight off over the long dieting haul.Listen in as John Higgins, MD discusses the myth that rapid weight loss leads to regaining the weight you've worked so hard to lose.

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