Weight loss with a program leads to long-term results
Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that losing even a small amount of weight can have significant benefits, including lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar, improved sleep and less joint pain.
But losing weight is difficult and maintaining the achieved result is even more difficult. Most of those who lose weight eventually regain their initial weight. Yet research has found a group that has opposed this trend.
A new study from the university, presented at the annual meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine in 2016, shows the effectiveness of long-term participation in a weight loss program.
Investigators tracked more than 65,000 overweight or obese people who joined Take Off Pounds Sensibly between 2005 and 2010. In the first year, half of the participants in the group experienced significant weight loss. Of the people with significant weight loss in the first year who participated in the second year, 80% retain their weight. Each year, for three to seven years, approximately 90% of the people who continue to participate in the program manage to maintain the results achieved.
This is one of the reasons why My Body Creator recommends to its users to switch to a weight maintenance program after completing their selected program. Building proper eating habits is key to achieving long-term sustainable results.
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. "Program participation results in long-term weight loss." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 14 May 2016.