Have you ever seen the words “Those that have lost the weight and kept it off…..” in articles, magazines and blogs? If you have, they are most likely referencing the National Weight Control Registry.
The registry tracks over 10,000 individuals who have:
- Lost 30 pounds or more
- Kept it off for at least 1 year or more
I lost 40 lbs (now 45 lbs) in 2005 and have kept it off, so I qualify.
Each year, the registry sends-out an extensive questionnaire that double-checks that you still meet the criteria, but also asks a ton of questions about your lifestyle habits, such as easting breakfast, exercising, etc. It takes about 30 minutes to fill out each year. Participants are unpaid.
From there, they can extrapolate a tremendous amount of data, trends, etc. You can find a quick summary of some of the research findings here along with a link to the full list of research.
I’m excited to be a part of the registry, the data they collect and analyze really can help dig through all of the weight loss clutter and really understand how people lose weight and keep it off. If you’ve done the same, please consider joining.
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