Priyank Raghuvanshi

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Dieting Psychology
Have you ever thought 🤔 how creating different deficits can impacts so many parameters and the final result . When it comes to lose weight - slow and study wins the race🥳 .

A study done on Rapid weight loss vs slow weight loss to check which one is more effective on body composition and metabolic factors indicated that the slow weight loss group lost more fat and less lean body mass as compared to Fast weight loss group . It was found that the fast weight loss group lost more muscles and the reduction in RMR was more in fast group as compared to slow group (1). In another study it was found that the ratio of myostatin to follistatin (an indicator of skeletal muscle catabolism ) was greater in rapid weight loss group as compared to slow weight loss group (2) . In one more study (3) it was found that the slow weight loss group (0.7% PER WEEK REDUCTION ) caused more FAT MASS reduction and less FAT FREE MASS Loss as compared to Rapid weight loss group ( 1.4% PER WEEK REDUCTION ) . However , it was also noticed that the LBM was increased in the slow weight loss group as compared to rapid weight loss group . 💡Take Away - It is always a better approach to go slow when going for weight loss as this can help to retain maximum muscle mass and can result in a better body composition as compared to fast weight loss .Untill and unless your are extremly overweight, a weight reduction of anywhere between 0.5% to 0.7% per week would be a good marker. References - 1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5702468/#A13249REF26 2. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/1550-2783-12-S1-P58 3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21558571

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