Top 5 benefits of weight loss

Top 5 benefits of weight loss

Weight loss benefits include more energy, mobility, and confidence.

More than 90% of adults who have lost an average of 66 lbs and kept off a minimum of 30 lbs for an average of 5.5 years reported the following benefits:

1.  Improved quality of life
2.  More energy
3.  Increased mobility
4.  Better overall mood
5.  More self-confidence

More than 85% also reported an improvement in their physical health

This comes from a study of 784 adults who are members of the National Weight Control Registry.

What will you do with increased energy, mobility, mood, self-confidence, and improved health?

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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