As many of my friends know, I’m a news nerd. A few years ago, I saw a CNN documentary entitled Fat Chance that was all about losing weight. One segment focused on the National Weight Control Registry that investigates long-term, successful weight-loss maintenance.
According to the documentary, this study had found that there were seven keys to losing weight and keeping it off. They are:
1) Expect failure but keep trying.
2) Don’t deny yourself – aka have that occasional piece of chocolate.
3) Weigh yourself often.
4) Exercise an hour a day.
5) Add little bits of activity into your daily routine.
6) Eat a high-carbohydrate (complex carbs), low-fat diet.
7) Eat five meals a day.
If you have time, you may want to visit the Registry’s Web site at: http://www.nwcr.ws/default.htm to dig deeper into its studies and read the posted success stories. Another one of my goals is to become part of this study.
What do you think of these 7 tips? Have you followed any of them and found them effective?
Good news -- the scale went down again. I'm approaching 5 pounds lost and hope to be able to announce that soon.
Calorie intake: 1,349
Exercise: None (but 21 pages written)