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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Sparkly Factoid: Hang On and Your Chances of Weight Loss Success Go Up

{W}eight loss maintenance may get easier over time; after individuals have successfully maintained their weight loss for 2–5 y, the chance of longer-term success greatly increases. Continued adherence to diet and exercise strategies, low levels of depression and disinhibition, and medical triggers for weight loss are also associated with long-term success.

-- "Long-term weight loss maintenance" by Rena R Wing and Suzanne Phelan

(Although I want to say a really big "well, duh" to their success factors.)


Sarah R said...

Oh yea, if I could keep my levels of depression down to a minimum, I'd be losing weight like crazy too! LOL

Felicia said...

Now if I could just GET to maintenance! LOL At least it looks promising a few years out!

Hope you have a SUPER day!

Heather said...

Good to know! I still have 16 pounds to lose and 6 weeks of stabilization before I get to maintenance so looks like I have my work cut out for me to get to that 2-5 yr range!