What is the National Weight Control Registry (NWCR)?

What is the National Weight Control Registry (NWCR)?

A group of 5,000 adults who have lost 30-300 lbs.

The NWCR is a group of more than 5,000 adults who have lost at least 30 lbs and kept it off for at least 1 year.

  • These adults have actually lost between 30 and 300 lbs and kept it off  from 1 – 66 years.
  • They are part of the largest ongoing study to identify how adults lose weight and keep it off…from those who have actually done it.

How they lost weight

Studies by the NWCR show that these adults:

Studies also show how members maintain their weight loss and what motivated them to lose weight in the first place.

Don’t give up!l

Studies published by the NWCR have proved that you can still lose weight, even if:

The National Weight Control Registry

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