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The case for RAPID Weight Loss – Three New Clinical Studies 2018 (2 min|read)

In fact we’ve all been repeatedly told that rapid weight loss leads to immediate weight gain. However the latest research proves otherwise.

  1. Rapid weight loss is no more likely to lead to rapid weight regain than slow and steady dieting.

  2. People who lose weight fast are more likely to hit their targets than those who do it slowly.

  3. The amount of weight you lose in the first few weeks of a diet predicts how much you will lose and keep off in the long run.

This article contains THREE new clinical studies that came out in 2018 in favor FOR rapid weight loss

  1. The DIRECT Study

  2. The PREVIEW Study

  3. The DROPLET Trial

1. The DIRECT Study

A doctor in Britain, Dr. Roy Taylor, professor of Medicine and Metabolism at Newcastle University and one of Europe’s leading diabetes experts claimed:

“People who follow a rapid weight loss diet not only lose a lot of weight, fast, but by doing so also clean fat out of their livers and reverse their type 2 diabetes.”

Along with a friend and colleague, Professor Mike Lean of Scotland’s Glasgow University, ran a study called DIRECT (DIabetes REmission Clinical Trial). They recruited 298 patients and randomly allocated them to either a 800-calorie-a-day diet (SOZA Weightloss is a 800-calorie-a-day diet), made up largely of meal replacement shakes, with behavioral support, or following the best conventional advice and support.

The astonishing results were published in UK’s, The Lancet, a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal in February 2018,

Those on the 800-calorie diet had lost an average of 10kg (22 pounds), compared to 1kg (2.2 pounds) in the control group.

  • A quarter of those on the 800-calorie diet had lost more than 15 kg. None of those in the control group managed thşs.

  • Nearly half of the 800-calorie group managed to bring their blood sugars back down to normal, despite coming off all their diabetes drugs. The more weight they lost, the higher their chance of bringing their pancreas back to life: 86% of those who lost more than 15 kg went into remission (i.e. their blood sugars returned to normal despite the fact they had come off all medication).

Going on an 800-calorie rapid weight loss diet is challenging, but people with type 2 diabetes have a lot of motivation to do it. So would the rapid weight loss approach work for people who don’t have type 2 diabetes ? Would they stick to it?

Two other big studies, which published results in 2018, suggest that it would.

2. The PREVIEW Study