At Seattle weight loss I encourage Slender For Life™ clients to learn from our long-term losers. Slender For Life™ weight loss hypnosis has a successful weight loss history dating back to 1991 and so I know how to support you with your own successful efforts to lose weight. If you are like I was and had never been successful at losing weight AND keeping it off, then give me a call or send me an email and I am happy to offer you a free weight loss consultation in my Seattle hypnosis office, Bainbridge hypnosis office or on-line via Skype. Together you and I can create a weight loss program to support you in your weight loss success. Learn from some long-term losers is this weeks reading from my book, Becoming Slender For Life.
Learn from some long-term losers
The National Weight Control Registry (NWCR) was founded in 1994 by two university scientists who wanted to learn a lot more about how to lose weight and keep it off successfully. Anyone who is over 18, has lost at least 30 pounds, and has maintained this loss for more than one year is eligible to participate. Thus far, the NWCR has enrolled more than 4,500 people who willingly share their personal tips to weight loss success. With the rates for American obesity skyrocketing, the NWCR has made an attempt to figure out what real “losers” do to attain successful long term weight loss.
With data collected for over 11 years, here’s what they’ve learned about how these people have effectively released weight and kept it off.
- Most participants in the NWCR continuously monitor their eating habits. Many keep a daily food record to hold themselves accountable to their goals. They continuously learn how to manage their own individual “high risk” situations such as eating when stressed or “cleaning the plate” out of habit rather than hunger.
- Exercise! We all know exercise is important for weight loss and health, but NWCR participants have taken exercise to new levels. On average, NWCR enrollees incorporate 60-90 minutes of moderate to high intensity exercise daily. The most popular exercise among NWCR participants is walking—on average five to six miles daily. These participants have demonstrated that you simply can’t eliminate exercise from a successful weight loss program.
- Avoid fads. While many NWCR enrollees tried fad diets in the past, the majority say that a low-fat, high-carbohydrate, moderate protein diet is what got them where they are today. Now they focus more on choosing foods that are nutrient-dense and healthy.
- Have an attitude adjustment. Most NWCR participants had to change their thinking about dieting and weight loss. Some felt weight loss was impossible because “it’s in my genes to be fat.” Others had nearly given up because they had “failed” so many diets in the past. The key difference is that these same people finally gave up their defeatist attitude and faced this concept head on: A healthy lifestyle is a lifelong commitment and must be taken slowly, day by day.
- Hold yourself accountable. Many participants report that weighing yourself regularly, having commitments to others to exercise, or being accountable to a group is important. These extra monitoring devices help them to correct undesirable practices before they get too out of hand.
National Weight Control Registry scientists studied more than 4,500 people who lost, on average, 66 pounds and kept it off for six years. The vast majority follow a diet low in fat and high in natural, fiber-rich carbohydrates like fruits and vegetables—and lots of them. They also maintain a consistent eating pattern across weekdays and weekends. It takes a long time to develop healthy habits, but once you do, stick to them! According to the NWCR, over half of successful dieters stick to their diet, lifestyle and exercise routine daily—including holidays and in restaurants. In addition, most participants frequent restaurants no more than two or three times per week because of the difficulty of sticking to their lifestyle routine while dining out.
Moreover, weight loss maintenance may get easier over time; after individuals have successfully maintained their weight loss for two to five years, the chance of longer-term success greatly increases.
When I was first introduced to hypnosis for weight loss I didn’t think it would work for me. That was about 18 years and more than 110 pounds ago! I know not that weight loss hypnosis works. It worked for me and I have been blessed to witness it over and over again with Slender For Life™ weight loss clients. You too can make positive choices in your life and have weight loss success!
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