I wanted to comment on the all-to-common New Year’s Resolution of weight loss.
Although a noble one, it seldom works. Why not try a new approach? Why not choose to do what has successful worked for countless people?
So, how are people losing weight and (more importantly) keeping it off? Check out the National Weight Control Registry at http://www.nwcr.ws/default.htm.
They have gathered info from adults who have lost at least 30 lbs and maintained that loss for at least one year. Here’s some quick facts:
- 78% eat breakfast every day.
- 75% weigh them self at least once a week.
- 62% watch less than 10 hours of TV per week.
- 90% exercise, on average, about 1 hour per day
- 98% of Registry participants report that they modified their food intake in some way to lose weight
- 94% increased their physical activity, with the most frequently reported form of activity being walking
What’s the take home message here? There is a simple recipe for weight loss. Exercise more, eat less, and pay attention. You’ll notice I said ‘simple’ not easy.
Yours in Health,