Is it okay to lose weight quickly, or is it better to do it slowly?

Quezon City, Philippines
August 17, 2010 10:11am CST
Will it be safe and most effective to lose weight quickly or slowly? Will you be able to keep off the weight even if you lost the weight in just a short time? Or is it better if you lose weight slowly to keep the weight off in the long run. Any expert advice?
1 response
• United States
17 Nov 10
Your body will thank you if you take the time to lose weight slowly. Lots of people do things like starve themselves and take pills, and yeah, the weight drops off quickly, but the effects of such things definitely aren't worth the risk. You can end up with tons of health complications, and in the end, the weight comes back in the long run. Think about it this way, if things like diet pills really worked, why would there still be so many overweight people out there? Haha, it's all just a marketing scheme and the reason there are so many "quick weight-loss fixes" out there. If someone really had an easy and sustainable way to keep weight off, everyone would be thin! The key is to watch what you eat and exercise. Not just to lose weight, but to be a healthy person overall! I'm working to lose some weight and I'm doing it slow and steady by jogging and using workout videos. It's hard yeah, but good things take time and effort. And in the end, I'll feel proud and be able to sustain my weight-loss because I haven't put damaging chemicals into my body or starved myself. A lot of people think you have to deny yourself things in order to lose weight! Not true! The thing to remember is: "everything in moderation."