Fitness for Weightloss found that the most popular methods used among American adults to lose weight were:

-Cutting down on foods high in sugar

-Eating smaller portions of food

-Using low calorie and/or reduced sugar foods and beverages

-Eating fewer calories and burning more calories through exercise.

Unfortunately they also found that:

-Nearly all dieters gain their weight back

-Nearly all dieters (90-95%) regain the weight they lost within one to five years.

‘In a 2011 Thomson Reuter’s NPR Health Poll, 35% of respondents reported setting a resolution to lose weight in the last 5 years. Of those respondents, 38% had set weight loss resolutions year after year (5 resolutions in the last 5 years).

47.6% resolved to lose 10-29 lbs

20.9% resolved to lose 30-49 lbs

Resolutions (like diets) don’t last

Nearly half of New Year’s resolutions are broken by February:

Within two weeks, nearly 1/4 of resolutions are broken.

Within three weeks, 1/3 of resolutions are broken.

Within one month, nearly 1/2 of resolutions are broken.

Instead of resolving to lose weight in January, start making small, gradual changes now that will become a permanent part of your lifestyle.

Small food changes

Small beverages changes

Easy tips to start or continue exercising

Stop dieting to lose weight for good

The best and only way to lose weight for good is to make small, gradual, and realistic changes to your exercise and eating habits over time.’

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