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Consistency Matters – Seven Behaviors to Help Maintain Weight Loss

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Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes focuses on making lifestyle changes that you can continue after the program ends. We don’t have a specific diet to follow, a specific exercise plan to implement, or a specific tracking platform to use every day. We are here to support your journey, whatever that looks like for you.

The National Weight Control Registry started in 1994 and still conducts research with people who have lost at least 30 pounds and kept it off for at least a year. These are the top 7 Behaviors that people continue to do to help maintain weight loss. You will hear our instructors refer to these strategies throughout the program. Consistency matters and consistency helps make a decision to change to become a permanent change.

1 – They had a unique weight loss journey.

Some people lost weight quickly and others took up to 14 years to lose weight

2 – They made permanent changes to their diet.

The changes they made continued even after their weight loss

3 – They don’t skip breakfast.

78% eat breakfast every day.

4 – They increased daily movement and physical activity.

The most common activity was walking

5 – They prioritize daily exercise.

The average workout/exercise activity is 1 hour a day.

6 – They watch less than 10 hours of TV a week.

There isn’t any data about overall screen time.

7 – They continue to track.

The most common tracking was weight and physical activity.

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