For reasons undiscoverable to both philosophic inquiry and scientific investigation, a fair number of humans (and other anthropomorphic entities, as well) do believe a slower approach is a better approach and a more useful one. Which it’s silly to think that so many people take their time on reaching their goals when they could, if they wanted, be quicker about it. To me, goals take long enough as is.
This idea (that is, of taking your time) prevails predominantly among people who want to lose weight. Slower is better they say. Slower is what wins the race, they gabble on about. And blah, blah, blah–bleh, bleh, bleh–bloop, bloop, bloop. But what in the heck does it all even mean? Why is it that slower is better than faster? There is no evidence for it. No scientific support. It’s just a meme!
There are, actually and in fact, many clear, logical and evident reasons–fantastic reasons, even–of why faster is better than not. First, is when losing weight quickly, you will also more quickly bring down inflammation, cravings and other such things going on in the brain that may ruin your effort. So there’s that–the physiological reason.
Secondly, is when working quickly, you see results quickly, and this empowers you, motivates you, and, more likely than not, causes you to carry on. Confidence builds from collecting wins. And nothing is more compelling than pay off. So there is also that–the psychological reason.
Rapid fat loss has a certain and unfair stigma attached to it–of being somehow, unintelligent. Of course people can do unintelligent things when it comes to weight loss. But people can do unintelligent things when it comes to anything–and often they do. But with a good plan, there is no solid and satisfying reason to say that rapid weight loss is wrong or bad or otherwise an imprudent thing to do.
It is respectable and dignified, which, hmm, that’s odd, because that’s sometimes how people describe me. Interesting. Anyway, it works!
Now here is what Dr. Spencer has to say about it:
“1. Studies have actually shown those who loser faster in the beginning tend to do better in the long run.
2. It’s highly motivating to see progress right away.
3. People feel better which isn’t all psychological. There is a decrease in inflammation and also fluid that has all sorts of effects on the body.”
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