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7 Habits of People Who Lose Weight and Keep it Off

1) Expect failure, but keep trying

2) Don’t deny yourself

3) Weigh yourself often

4) Exercise regularly

5) Find ways to add little bits of physical activity into your daily routine

6) Eat a high carbohydrate, low fat diet

7) Eat about five meals a day starting with breakfast

– from “CNN Presents: Fat Chance” based on research by Dr. Jim Hill, Director, Center for Human Nutrition, University of Colorado

Well, here’s someplace to start!

ETA on 11-22-05: You can read the full transcript of this show on CNN.com. The seven habits are based on the findings of the National Weight Control Registry which tracks over 5000 people who have lost weight and kept it off for at least a year.

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JiggaDigga • April 6, 2006 at 11:36 pm

Great reading, keep up the great posts.

Peace, JiggaDigga


Dori • January 14, 2007 at 11:12 pm

Hi! I just found your blog – I’m impressed, WOW! Yes half of me sounds better than 4/7th. :)

Reading your blog has been an inspiration. I posted a link to your latest progress photos on my blog. I also ordered me a couple of pilates workouts through amazon from yoiur site. I almost ordered the volumetrics book, but decided upon a couple of Dr.Robert Shapiro books.


Beach Girl • March 3, 2007 at 1:30 pm

Congratulations on your dedication and progress! I’m glad you didn’t buy number six up there, which is a recipe for disaster for those of us who are sensitive to carbohydrates. Following your lead, I’ve lost about twenty pounds on a generic low-carb plan (similar to Atkins, Protein Power, or Dana Carpender’s) and plan to continue to goal. I eat two or three meals a day and expect the occasional setback, though not “failure,” so CNN’s list is pretty much a bust for me. Keep up your excellent work!


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