Sunday, June 5, 2011

The National Weight Control Registry

As Obesity is becoming a large scale problem in the United States, scientists and researchers are continuing to look for ways to reduce increased weight gaining amongst individuals and groups of people.  It is proven that the most accurate way to determining how to maintain weight loss overtime is to study individuals who have been successful with it.  Instead of scientist studying what causes significant weight gains and experimenting with individuals who have gained excessive weight, they began to study individuals who had lost weight and kept it off.

The National Weight Control Registry consists of over 6000 men and women over the age of 18 who had lost 30 pounds or more.  For eligibility into this registry they have to have maintained their weight loss for a year or more.

Important Commonalities Amongst Registry Members

  • eat breakfast daily.
  • do physical exercise daily.
  • improved quality of life due to weight loss.
  • follow consistent diet plan on weekdays, weekends, and holidays.
  • decrease the risk of regaining after 2-5 years of maintenance.
  • became more committed to making behavioral changes due to social and health reasons.
  • average 5 meals a day, mostly at home.
  • continue to weigh themselves regularly.
  • limit fast food consumption and fat intake.
  • caloric intake remains constant, eat significantly less fat.
The National Weight Control Registry began in 1993 and is now the largest study of successful weight loss individuals.  As this registry continues to grow we can continue to see what it takes to maintain weight loss for 10-20 years or more.  It all boils down to following a nutritional diet plan and a balanced daily exercise plan.  It is important to pay attention to what has worked for others and to practice a similar lifestyle.  Do not wait for an event to trigger you to lose weight, it might be to late or the point of no return.  It starts now!
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1 comment:

  1. Interesting post Chauncey, your readers will benefit form this!