Why is it so Hard to Maintain a Reduced Body Weight? | Dr. Sharmas Obesity Notes

Thus, a formerly-obese person burns 20% less calories than a never-obese person of that lower weight – or in other words a 200 lb person, who loses 40 lbs burns about 20% fewer calories than someone who is 160 lbs, but has never been obese. On top of this, the formerly-obese person experiences hunger, cold intolerance, and other behavioural and metabolic changes that make sustaining this lower body weight difficult.

via Why is it so Hard to Maintain a Reduced Body Weight? | Dr. Sharmas Obesity Notes.

 

I’m passing this along pretty much without comment, since the study is an outlier on a controversial issue.

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