Adults who have lost an average of 66 lbs and kept it off for almost six years , eat an average of five meals a day.
If five small meals a day isn’t realistic for you, find something that is. The most important thing is to eat in a way that you can maintain for the rest of your life (to achieve permanent weight loss).
Listen to your body and your hunger; eat healthy snacks to prevent going hungry between meals.
Don’t skip breakfast to cut calories and lose weight. Of 2,959 NWCR members:
Adults who have lost weight and kept it off eat most of their meals at home. On average:
Source: ML Klem, RR Wing, MT McGuire, HM Seagle, and JO Hill. A descriptive study of individuals successful at long-term maintenance of substantial weight loss. Am. J. Clinical Nutrition, Aug 1997; 66: 239-246.
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