The Secret to Prevention of Weight Regain

“I couldn’t do this when I weighed 220 pounds.”

Regain of lost body fat is the most problematic area in the field of weight management.  Solves this problem for good, and you Nobel Prize in Medicine.

Why do most diets ultimately fail over the long run?  Because people go back to their old habits.

Here are the two secrets to prevention of weight regain:

1)    Restrained eating

2)    Regular physical activity

“Successful losers” apply self-restraint on a daily basis, avoiding foods they know will lead to weight regain.  They limit how much they eat.  They consciously choose not to return to their old eating habits, despite urges to the contrary.

The other glaring difference is that, compared to regainers, the successful losers are physically active.  Oftentimes, they exercised while losing weight, and almost always continue to exercise in the maintenance phase of their program.  This is true in at least eight out of 10 cases.  It’s clear that regular exercise isn’t always needed, but it dramatically increases your chances of long-term success.

Steve Parker, M.D.

One response to “The Secret to Prevention of Weight Regain

  1. Very relevant and wonderful timing.