"Dr. Samuel Klein, an obesity expert at Washington University in St. Louis, said a diet’s success shouldn’t just be measured in pounds. If a person becomes healthier even if the weight loss is temporary, that should be deemed a success.
“There might be benefits in losing weight for a period of time even if you regain it than not having lost the weight at all,” Klein said."
So an "expert" thinks it is ok......to lose fat and muscle....then gain more fat back than in the first place with less muscle and lowered metabolism?...and that is "healthier"? Thank god experts like him are helping with the obesity epidemic...oh wait...the numbers are still going up.....Hmmmmm....a 4th grader can do this math....
from the riveting article: "Dieting usually fails in the long run, study finds
But is it better to have lost and gained than never to have lost at all?"
oh and the best part:
"People who have been able to keep their weight off share common traits, according to the National Weight Control Registry, which tracks over 5,000 people who shed significant pounds and kept it off.
Here are some of their strategies:
— Eat breakfast daily.
— Eat a moderately low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet.
— Keep track of progress through weigh-ins, food diaries.
— Get LOTS of exercise — 60 to 90 minutes daily."
Yeah....cause 90min of steady state cardio is the most effective and realistic way for time crunched America.....oh and have lots of carbs.....damn...