Keeping Weightloss Off For Good ...

  • Interesting article about Maintainers ~ from the National Weight Control Registry: since 1993, they have been studying 10,000 persons who have lost 30+ lbs and kept it off. They share their best tips here ...

    http://fitbie.msn.com/lose-weight/ti...ep-weight-good
  • Rosebud, thanks for the tip.
  • Wow, thank you for that!!! That answers a lot of questions that I've seen asked here and things that I've thought about too. Some of the interesting points:

    -The maintenance rate for those with WLS and those who lose through diet & exercise were the same

    - The average member ate about 1400 calories/day (BUT ~25% of their members were still actively trying to lose weight). I really wish that had that number for maintainers!!

    - Those who weighed themselves the most often were more likely to maintain.

    - The amount of effort needed to maintain the loss decreased over time.

    Granted, all their members had to have maintain their loss for a year so I wonder if that already gets rid of a huge chunk of the population who are most likely to gain back their loss within a years time?

    I'll hit a year of maintaining a 30lb loss at the end of Feb so I'll definitely join once that rolls around! Obviously I've lost quite a bit in the meantime, though.
  • Your welcome gals ... ya know, I could join there too! I have kept off over 70 lbs for over 5 years now ...

    Oh, I just realized that I'm from Canada; dunno if that would matter ???
  • Quote: Your welcome gals ... ya know, I could join there too! I have kept off over 70 lbs for over 5 years now ...

    Oh, I just realized that I'm from Canada; dunno if that would matter ???
    I think you can! I live in Brazil and noticed that you can put in international addresses!
  • OH, good ... I'll check that out. Thanks!
  • Thanks very much for this info. I learned a lot. What a great resource. I am in the UK and will join, if they let me, once I've maintained a year. Leigh