We know losing weight is difficult, but keeping it off can be even tougher.
That's why a maintenance program can make a big difference.
A study done at the VA followed two groups of people, both had lost about nine pounds on a weight loss program.
Then one group continued to have weight loss interventions, such as group meetings and calls from a dietitian.
The other group was on their own.
After about a year, the group in the maintenance program kept more weight off.
Other, larger studies have also shown things you can do to increase your chances of keeping the weight off.
- Having a support system
- Keeping food journal that can be done on a smartphone
- Weighing in once per week
- Exercising 60 minutes per day
- Eating breakfast, that helps keep your blood sugar level more stable.
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