A diet that works for some people

Rena Wing, a professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University, has run the National Weight Control Registry for 23 years. The registry includes more than 10,000 people from across the country. All of them have lost at least 30 pounds and maintained that weight loss for at least a year.

What’s interesting is that these people have lost weight in different ways. About 45 percent say they lost weight following various diets on their own, and 55 percent used a structured program.

But they did have some similarities:
• 94 percent increased their physical activity.
• 75 percent weight themselves at least once a week.
• 62 percent watch fewer than 10 hours of TV a week.

We read about the registry in the June 5, 2017, issue of Time magazine.

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