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

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: While dieting, a slow and steady approach does not always win the race.
Air Date: 11/18/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: John Higgins, MD
higginsJohn P. Higgins MD, MBA (Hons), MPHIL, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FACSM, FASNC, FSGC, is a sports cardiologist for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and the Harris Health System. His research interests include the effects of energy beverages on the body, and screening for underlying cardiovascular abnormalities in 12-year-olds (sixth graders), and steroid effects on the cardiovascular system.
Diet Myth Exploded: Gradual Weight Loss No Better than Rapid Weight Loss
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."

Over the years, rapid weight loss has been thought to be less healthy than slow, steady weight loss. Those crash diets you've been told to avoid? Perhaps they aren't as bad as you'd thought.

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 this longtime myth: that rapid weight loss leads to regaining the weight you've worked so hard to lose.