The Facts On Fat

Feb 6 2013 @ 10:14am

A new study forced Aaron Carroll to reconsider his understanding of obesity and weight loss:

My family loves watching “The Biggest Loser.” But I’ve found myself telling my kids again and again that what’s shown on TV isn’t the best way to lose weight. I tell them that slow and steady works better in the long-run than rapid weight loss. I also tell them that setting unrealistic weight goals can actually sabotage your efforts.

So imagine my shock to discover that what evidence exists in this new study hints towards ambitious goals being a good thing, and that quicker weight loss isn’t less likely to be kept off in the long-term.