Is It Better To Lose Weight Faster Or Slower?

loss weightFaster or slower lose weight does not appear to be associated with cardiovascular disease or diabetes risk. It was first shown by a new study by the University of York, UK.

Losing weight too quickly, however, has been associated with a slightly increased risk of gallstones, so sticking to a pace of losing 1-2 pounds per week would be a good idea. Also, the magnitude of the health benefit depends on how much weight you lose.


A research team led by Associate Professor Cook at the University of York reviewed data from more than 11,000 people who participated in a clinical weight management program. They found that both fast and slow weight loss had similar improvements in metabolic health. They also found that amount was more closely related to overall health benefits than percentage of weight loss.

Weight loss is generally recommended at a rate of 1-2 pounds per week. Losing weight too quickly can slightly increase the risk of gallstones. Still, some believe that faster weight loss may be more effective against risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

This study is the first to specifically look at cardiovascular health and diabetes risk factors.

If you lose the same amount of weight faster or slower, there is no difference in health benefits, Cook says. It would be safer to try to lose 1-2 pounds, he said.

The study also found that people who lost weight faster were less obese and tended to have better health than those who lost more slowly. However, these trends were offset when the amount of weight lost was taken into account.

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