How to Keep Off the Weight You Lose?

Dave_TrainerLosing weight feels great!  Just ask anyone who achieves a weight loss goal. For many folks, however, the weight comes back and then some.

The good news is that despite the talk of “yo-yo dieting,” it is possible to lose weight and keep most of it off, according to new research on 3,000 participants in the National Weight Control Registry.


Investigators evaluated questionnaires completed by people who had been in the registry, which tracks successful dieters, for at least 10 years. The dieters reported that they’d kept off an average 51 pounds of 69 pounds lost. The study, presented at a meeting of the Obesity Society, identified strategies shared by those who succeeded in maintaining weight loss, including:

* Eating breakfast regularly.

* Walking about an hour a day.

* Tracking food intake, calories and fat grams. Easy steps and free software to do this are provided in Y.E.S. – Your Eating Solution.

* Limiting eating out and food variety, with little splurging.

* Watching fewer than 10 hours a week of TV.

* Weighing yourself at least weekly, preferably with body fat scale.

* Averaging about 1,800 calories a day, less than 30% from fat.


About Dave Barnas, M.S., CES, NASM-CPT

Dave is the true health guy. He is the founder and owner of True Health Unlimited, LLC, a personal health and fitness company in Tolland, CT & Wellness Writers, a subscription wellness newsletter service that incorporates live & virtual wellness workshops for companies across New England. Dave earned both a Bachelor's (1998) and Master's Degree (2000) in Nutritional Science from the University of Connecticut, and also holds certifications as a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Group Instructor, and Nutrition Specialist. He's also the lead author for four published works. Dave has over 20 years of combined experience in nutrition counseling, dietary supplement advising, personal training, corrective exercise training, health coaching and public speaking. In addition, he's spent over 25 years studying spirituality, meditation, and personal growth strategies. Dave's clients are all ages: youth, college championship level athletes, folks in their retired years, and everywhere in between. He's worked with three of the nation's leading physicians as a dietary supplement advisor and been a guest lecturer at Harvard University, Yale University, UConn, St. Joseph College and various church groups, health clubs, and high schools. In 2013, he was invited to Whole Foods Market to share his Real Food Therapy Guide. And in 2015, Dave's funny "Snowga" (yoga in the snow) video caught the attention of The National Weather Channel, who aired it to shake off cabin fever and bring laughter. In 2016, Dave & Hollie (his wife) founded Wellness Writers and deliver evidence-based Wellness E-newsletters to spread a message of health and happiness to various businesses throughout the US. Dave currently serves as a personal trainer in Tolland as well as a wellness coach and writer for several businesses, gyms and wellness facilities throughout the US.

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