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1 What Should You Do Now?

2 Believe in Yourself

3 Long-Term Weight Management Is Possible National Weight Control Registry proves long-term weight management is possible. This registry surveyed 3,000 men and women who maintained an average weight loss of 60 pounds for an average of 6 years.

4 How Do They Do It? Ate lowfat, high-carbohydrate diets (24% fat) Monitored themselves regularly Ate breakfast 90% changed both diet and physical activity Only 10% were successful with diet alone

5 Burned an average of 2,800 calories a week through physical activity Walking was the predominant exercise 72% met or exceeded current public health guidelines for at least 1,000 calories of physical activity per week How Do They Do It?

6 Best News from the National Weight Control Registry! Risk of relapse prevention seems to decrease with time As with smoking cessation, alcoholism and weight loss, it seems to take less effort the longer the new style is maintained

7 Healthful Behaviors Equate to Healthful Weight Maintain a healthful environment Weigh yourself once a week to monitor your weight Make an effort to expend approximately 1,500-2,000 calories a week Continue to keep food records Eat 5 servings each day of fruits and vegetables

8 What to Do if You Have a Slight Weight Gain Meet individually with a registered dietitian Take 7 daily records with you for review Measure your food to check for correct portions

9 What to Do if You Have a Slight Weight Gain Limit “Others” to 1 serving a day Add an extra day to your exercise program Call a support person and begin setting dates for exercise

10 More on Reversing Weight Gain Talk to yourself positively Remember the times that you have been successful Review new messages in Lapse Versus Relapse lesson Plan, plan and plan for high-risk situations

11 “Living a healthy life is not like turning a light switch on or off. It’s more like a light switch with a dimmer, it shines brighter some days than others.” – Author Unknown


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