A new study by scientists from the University of Cardiff has revealed what the best weight loss methods are. The study looked at overweight adults and the methods they used with success
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A new study by researchers has narrowed down the weight loss methods that actually work for people.
We’ve all seen the weird diet hacks that claim they can help you lose weight while doing a combination of weird or limiting things.
Experts from the University of Cardiff looked at data from 1,850 obese adults, with an average age of 53, to determine what weight-loss methods people thought worked for them.
Of the sample, 79% of people reported trying to lose weight in the past year, but 73.4% had not achieved “clinically meaningful” weight loss.
So what are the best weight loss methods?
weight loss diets
There are many diets to try, but the most important thing when it comes to losing weight is to end the day in a calorie deficit — meaning you burn more calories than you take in.
Only 28% of the people in the study who went on a restricted diet lost a significant amount of weight.
The NHS recommends to focus on ensuring that their waist size is less than half of their body size, while Michael Mosley’s “Fast 800” diet has helped people lose weight by having introduced a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet.
For this particular diet, those who want to try the diet should have it done by their GP if they have any health issues.
Drugs that help with weight loss
There are currently three prescription weight loss medications available in the UK. These are Mysimba, Orlistat and Saxenda and can be given by a doctor or weight loss clinic.
The London Obesity Clinic said: “Medication can work by either acting on the appetite center in the brain or by helping you feel full or even getting rid of the excess fat.”
According to the Cardiff study, 30% of those who took medication or exercise lost a clinically meaningful amount of weight while exercising.
Weight loss surgery
Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric or metabolic surgery, can be used in the NHS for people who are severely obese.
Alternatively, people can pay for it privately, but that can get very expensive.
The study showed that half of the people who had surgery lost at least 5% of their body weight.
Instead of surgery, there are weight loss programs like Weight Watchers that people can follow.
Is a Combination of Things Best for Weight Loss?
According to a study by Cardiff scientists, 33% of people who used a combination of weight loss tools were able to lose a significant chunk of fat.
The study was conducted by Dr. Marc Evans, who said: “Our survey results show that the majority of adults with obesity are actively trying to lose weight using a variety of strategies, but most are unsuccessful.
He continued, “This underscores the need for increased weight management support and solutions.”
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