Weight-Loss Plan Keeps People on Track
People’s chances of maintaining meaningful weight loss in the long term may be better than generally believed, according to a study of over 5,000 overweight adults with type 2 diabetes. Participants in a yearlong intensive weight-loss program were followed for seven more years, during which they went to monthly group meetings on weight maintenance. By the end of the eight years, half the people in the study had kept off at least 5 percent of their original body weight, an amount associated with significant health benefits. Success was linked to keeping a regular exercise routine and stepping on a scale frequently.
Source: Obesity, January 2014