Weight loss: The big question

By Ruth Laugesen In Health

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Losing weight and keeping it off is a Herculean task. But it isn’t impossible. Researchers who looked at more than 4000 dieters from 29 longterm studies found that contrary to popular belief, not everyone regains all the weight they lose. After four or five years, the average dieter kept off about a quarter of her or his initial weight loss. Others beat the odds and keep off all the weight they have lost. Experts say the key is to want it so badly that you are willing to change a lifetime’s habits so that the architecture of the brain itself becomes altered. ...

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