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Diet with Dr. Tabor
by Aaron Tabor, MD Diet & Anti-Aging Expert

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While losing weight is difficult for many of us, keeping the weight off can be even harder. That is where good weight control tips come in handy. Weight control tips are simply reminders of things to do or not do when trying to maintain a healthy body weight throughout life. Common weight control tips you've probably heard hundreds of times include "walk 10,000 steps every day", "eat at least 5 fruits and vegetables combined daily", and "choose correct portion sizes". These are a few of the weight control tips that can help us maintain a healthy body weight. While weight control tips are helpful for everyone, they can be particularly useful for individuals who have successfully lost weight and are trying to keep it off.

In addition to the common weight control tips with which we are all familiar, there are some weight control tips that are especially useful to successful dieters. A new research study suggests that "closely follow your diet plan" when losing the weight might be one of the important weight control tips for people who have successfully lost weight.

In this new study, investigators explored the relationship between how closely a person stuck to their weight loss program and their change in body weight during the next 2 years of weight maintenance[1]. For this study, 116 premenopausal women who had recently lost about 25 pounds on average were followed during the 2-year weight maintenance phase and differences were examined between those who had stuck very closely to the initial weight loss program and those who had not stuck closely to the weight loss program. After 1 year, women who closely followed their initial weight loss program regained only about 31% of the weight they lost, while women who did not closely follow their initial ...    Continue

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