How to maintain weight loss for good
HOW TO MAINTAIN WEIGHT LOST FOR GOOD
It’s a scary statistic: About 40% of people who lose weight gain it all back within a year. But Cornell University in the US has hit on a jaw-droppingly simple way to keep that flab from doubling back: weigh yourself each day and keep track of the results.
At the end of the first year, both groups had lost close to the same weight (about 5 percent). But the big shock came in the second year: Only the scale group kept the kilos off—a feat almost unheard of in weight-loss programs.
Daily weighing “counteracts the food cues in our environment,” says study VIP Dr Carly Pacanowski. Sure, it’s a pain in the arse (less so if you buy a Withings scale, which beams the results to your smartphone via Wi-Fi). But wouldn’t you rather face the truth when you’re standing on a scale than when you’re trying to zip up the pants you’re supposed to wear to the wedding?
Article by mensfitnessmagazine.com.au