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3 Secrets to Lose Weight Permanently

It’s estimated that around 80% of those who have lost weight in the past … gain it all back (and more) after 2 years.

Losing weight is actually easy.

Maintaining that loss is the hard part.

So how can you lose and maintain your weight loss permanently??

When looking at data from the National Weight Control Registry — a registry of 1000′s of people who have lost and maintained a 60 lb loss for 5+ years, they have many common traits.

  1. People who have successfully lost and maintained their weight loss keep food records.
  2. They exercise about 60 minutes/day, 5 days/week.  That means less sitting during the day and more movement, along with structured exercise. 
  3. They eat breakfast, daily. 

So, yeah, those 3 things sound insanely basic … but with around 80% of the population gaining and losing repeatedly, it’s apparently not as commonplace as it should be.

 

2 Responses to 3 Secrets to Lose Weight Permanently

  1. matt gordon October 19, 2010 at 12:15 pm #

    totally agree. while all three take discipline, the dedication to keeping an honest journal will most likely be the bottleneck. when i started to see exactly what i ate, i became serious about the other 2. the reality that you cant out-train a bad diet/nutrition is made brutally honest with a true food journal

  2. Jim from Functional Fitness Facts October 24, 2010 at 6:16 pm #

    Far too many people try to lose weight the wrong way – they go on a very low calorie diet and do little or no exercise. The most effective way to lose weight is by decreasing your calories a little and increasing your physical activity a lot.

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