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Key To Keeping Weight Off Is Maintaining Healthy Behaviors

January 6, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
It is possible for people to keep off the weight they have lost if they continue to pursue healthy behaviors, especially physical activity, self-weighing, low-fat diet and avoiding overeating. The observational U.S. study involved nearly 3,000 participants who had lost at least 30 pounds and had kept it off for at least a year. The participants were followed for ten years. On average, participants kept most of the weight off during the ten years. Decreases in physical activity, dietary restraint and self-weighing along with increases in fat intake were associated with greater weight regain.
J. Graham Thomas et al., "Weight-Loss Maintenance for 10 Years in the National Weight Control Registry", American Journal of Preventive Medicine, January 06, 2014, © American Journal of Preventive Medicine
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