According to American Medical News patients who are participating in a long-term weight management program tend to lose more if they exercise and record what they eat, according to a study that was published the August American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Investigators with the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Ore., signed up 1,685 individuals who were either obese or overweight and who also were taking drugs to lower their blood pressure or cholesterol.

Over a six-month period, these participants attended 20 group sessions that were focused on reducing the number of calories and the amount of salt consumed.

The study’s investigators also attempted to have participants get more exercise and eat more fruits and vegetables.

Patients lost an average of 5.8 kilograms (12.8 pounds), and food diaries and physical activity seemed to cause much this weight loss.

I find this fascinating. I certainly know the value of exercise and of eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains and know that a food diary can be of benefit, I am curious as to why in 6 months the average weight loss was only 12.8 pounds. Any weight loss is good, but less than 13 pounds on average in 6 months? In my book Becoming Slender For Life I offer tools for you to let go of a safe and long-lasting weight release of about 2 pounds per week.

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