Sometimes, slow and steady does win the race. In the case of weight loss, that’s usually true.
According to the Mayo Clinic, a healthy decline in weight may not seem like that much; doctors typically recommend a gradual loss of 1-2 pounds per week. That’ll require patience, but in the long term, it’s the best pace for success. The “fast and furious” mentality for dropping pounds may see quicker results, but it could be setting you up for health complications down the road. It may also lead to a yo-yo diet, where the pounds tend to come off quickly but then be gained back just as fast.
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