It’s Better to Lose Weight Gradually

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 27, 2014

What’s a safe rate of weight loss? What works best in the long run?


Here’s what the Center for Disease Control has to say:





It's natural for anyone trying to lose weight to want to lose it quickly, but evidence shows that people who lose weight gradually and steadily (about 1 to 2 pounds per week) are more successful at keeping weight off. Healthy weight loss isn't just about a "diet" or "program,” it’s about an ongoing lifestyle that includes long-term changes in daily eating and exercise habits.

Here’s the link to the page: http://www.cdc.gov/HEALTHYWEIGHT/LOSING_WEIGHT/INDEX.HTML


And here’s a link to a CDC page that offers some advice for anyone who is beginning the process of losing weight:

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/losing_weight/getting_started.html

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