We all know that one of the major challenges in combating obesity is not losing the weight but keeping it off. The lack of success at long-term weight maintenance is probably a combination of both physiology and behavior but the good news is that people CAN make positive changes in their behavior that will result in a healthy body weight. A good example of this is a unique group of participants from the National Weight Control Registry – the Successful Losers – who have maintained a 30 lb weight loss for at least one year.
Why not listen up and learn from those people who know how to get it done!
Eating a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet
Eating breakfast almost every day
Weighing themselves frequently
Engaging in 60 to 90 minutes per day of moderate-intensity physical activity
Almost all patients who successfully maintained long-term weight loss used both diet and physical activity to lose weight.
These sensible strategies could be used by all to help us achieve and maintain weight loss more successfully.
Speaking of strategies, the EatSmart Precision Tracker, brand new to our line of bathroom scales is the perfect complement to all weight loss/ maintenance programs, giving users the ability to track their weight over time. After each use, the scale will display three readings: current weight, weight change from the last weigh in, and total change from the starting weight. Track progress, stay motivated and join the group of Successful Losers!
About the Author: Maria Geronimo is the Public Relations Director at EatSmart Products.