Mayo Clinic Minute: Why losing weight can slow your metabolism
You’re ready to lose weight so you go on a diet. The pounds pour off for a while. But, suddenly, the weight loss seems to lose steam. Dr. Donald Hensrud, who heads up the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program and is author of the Mayo Clinic Diet Book, calls it a weight-loss plateau. But he also says there are ways to get past it.[embedded content]
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“When we lose weight, we lose a little bit of muscle mass, and that does slow metabolism a little bit,” Dr. Hensrud says. “Eventually, we’re going to plateau.”
He says that plateau is normal – even if
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