7 Components of a Successful Weight Loss Plan

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“It can seem like there are a million different weight loss programs, and that new diet plans and exercise programs pop up every day. How do you know which one to pick? The good news is that researchers have identified the types of weight loss programs that can help you succeed at losing weight (and keeping it off!). For your best chance at success, look for a program that includes these 7 components. “ (Ross, 2020)


  1. Reasonable weight loss expectations

  2. A diet that fits with your preferences

  3. Keeping your favorite foods

  4. Focus on changing both eating and activity patterns

  5. Tracking your weight

  6. Tracking your diet

  7. Accountability and support over the long-term

“While there is no perfect diet plan, find one that fits best with your lifestyle and that encourages you to keep going even after you’ve experienced small slips. Looking for the 7 key components listed above can help you look past marketing claims and find a program most likely to help you successfully meet your long-term weight loss goals.” (Ross, 2020)


Read article below: Kathryn Ross Mph Phd. 2020.




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