A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that women who were overweight, or who were obese, burned more calories during weight loss compared to women who weren’t overweight.
The researchers looked at the effects of weight loss on metabolic rate and weight loss efficacy of the women who lost weight by diet and exercise.
Researchers also examined the effects on weight and waist circumference, the most commonly reported indicators of weight and body fatness.
They found that the women whose weight loss was reduced by diet were more likely to burn more fat.
In other words, dieters who lost a lot of weight burned more fat and had less weight loss.