Pros & Cons of Weight Loss Challenges

  • Topic Info:Is your work place conducting a weight loss challenge? Are they trying to be like the biggest loser?

    You may think this is a great way to get motivated. But, could it lead to unachievable goals and ultimately de-motivate people?

    To lose weight and keep it off, you must keep things in perspective. You did not gain the weight quickly, and you should not plan to lose it quickly.

    While the promise of quick weight loss is enticing, dieters who lose weight quickly on a severe diet inevitably regain the weight.

    Whether you're losing weight for a competition, or you need to "make weight" for an event, you must consider how you're going to lose that weight AND keep it off. 

    Brian Parr, PhD, discusses quick weight loss and its lasting (or rather, non-lasting) effects.
  • Host: Melanie Cole, MS