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Since fatty foods are more calorie-dense than, say, plants, logic suggests that if you eat less of them, you will consume fewer calories overall, and then you'll lose weight. That's not what happened when people went low fat, though. The diet trend coincided with weight gain.

Research like Hall's is beginning to explain why. As demoralizing as his initial findings were, they weren't altogether surprising: That's because when you lose weight, your resting metabolism how much energy your body uses when at rest slows down--possibly an evolutionary holdover from the days when food scarcity was common.

What Hall discovered, however--and what frankly startled him--was that even when the Biggest Loser contestants gained back some of their weight, their resting metabolism didn't speed up along with it. Instead, in a cruel twist, it remained low, burning about fewer calories per day than it did before they started losing weight in the first place. The contestants lose a massive amount of weight in a relatively short period of time--admittedly not how most doctors recommend you lose weight--but research shows that the same slowing metabolism Hall observed tends to happen to regular Joes too.

Most people who lose weight gain back the pounds they lost at a rate of 2 to 4 lb. They show that it's indeed biology, not simply a lack of willpower, that makes it so hard to lose weight. The findings also make it seem as if the body itself will sabotage any effort to keep weight off in the long term.

But a slower metabolism is not the full story. Despite the biological odds, there are many people who succeed in losing weight and keeping it off. Hall has seen it happen more times than he can count. The catch is that some people appear to succeed with almost every diet approach--it just varies from person to person. But within each group, there are people who are very successful, people who don't lose any weight and people who gain weight. Understanding what it is about a given diet that works for a given person remains the holy grail of weight-loss science.

But experts are getting closer. For the past 23 years, Rena Wing, a professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University, has run the National Weight Control Registry NWCR as a way to track people who successfully lose weight and keep it off. Hill, Wing's collaborator and an obesity researcher at the University of Colorado. To qualify for initial inclusion in the registry, a person must have lost at least 30 lb. Today the registry includes more than 10, people from across the 50 states with an average weight loss of 66 lb.

On average, people on the current list have kept off their weight for more than five years. The most revealing detail about the registry: And most of them had to try more than one diet before the weight loss stuck.

The researchers have identified some similarities among them: The one commonality is that they had to make changes in their everyday behaviors. When asked how they've been able to keep the weight off, the vast majority of people in the study say they eat breakfast every day, weigh themselves at least once a week, watch fewer than 10 hours of television per week and exercise about an hour a day, on average.

The researchers have also looked at their attitudes and behavior. They found that most of them do not consider themselves Type A, dispelling the idea that only obsessive superplanners can stick to a diet. They learned that many successful dieters were self-described morning people. Other research supports the anecdotal: The researchers also noticed that people with long-term weight loss tended to be motivated by something other than a slimmer waist--like a health scare or the desire to live a longer life, to be able to spend more time with loved ones.

The researchers at the NWCR say it's unlikely that the people they study are somehow genetically endowed or blessed with a personality that makes weight loss easy for them. After all, most people in the study say they had failed several times before when they had tried to lose weight.

Instead they were highly motivated, and they kept trying different things until they found something that worked for them. During his tenure there, the NWCR published one paper with partial funding from Coca-Cola, but the researchers say their study, which Hill was involved in, was not influenced by the soda giant's financial support.

Hill, Wing and their colleagues agree that perhaps the most encouraging lesson to be gleaned from their registry is the simplest: The Bariatric Medical Institute in Ottawa is founded on that thinking. When people enroll in its weight-loss program, they all start on the same six-month diet and exercise plan--but they are encouraged to diverge from the program, with the help of a physician, whenever they want, in order to figure out what works best for them. The program takes a whole-person approach to weight loss, which means that behavior, psychology and budget--not just biology--inform each person's plan.

Yoni Freedhoff, an obesity expert and the medical director of the clinic. Everyone here is doing things slightly differently.

In most cases, people try a few different plans before they get it right. Jody Jeans, 52, an IT project manager in Ottawa, had been overweight since she was a child. When she came to the clinic in , she was 5 ft.

Though she had lost weight in her 20s doing Weight Watchers, she gained it back after she lost a job and the stress led her to overeat. I guess each one has their own goals. Guess you achieve that stage, you are happy with yourself! I was waiting for something of this kind ….. Good luck with your weight loss sandhya. One definitely needs someone who could motivate them during the weight loss. Thats always the first and foremost thing anyone should do. I mean see my mum-in-law taking so much care of herself.

I mean weight gain and loss would be a part of our lives. So deal with it calmly. Ratiii, how are you babe? So good to be back on IMBB! You have no idea how timely this article is…I have started feeling slightly heavier recently, although when I measured my inches they are still the same.

So, this article was immensely helpful and inspiring! I think the best part about this post is these are all very easy things to do if you are motivated enough…and one more thing — you looked gorgeous before and you look even more gorgeous now! This has to be one of your best posts ever! The best thing about this article is it made me accept my body as it is.. I actually started hating it coz of weight gain..

I m super motivated and now positively gonna try for weight loss!! U can be a counseller too!!! I actually needed this, have become a lazy bum lately…!!!! Komal, i think we all go through such phases. I have been a counsellor for many years. Great tips…best is they are workable if we really want to work on our weight! I have started losing weight, though i have not set down a target of how much I want to lose. Jomo , I ammmm sooo happy for you. You are one of the most positive people I know.

Right post at the right time for me…I have put on weight for unknown reasons. I rarely eat out and I do not have a sweet tooth, guess its my dose of non veg…. I feel good that I wrote this. Guess time for me to get back to routine again.

Thanks for writing this post Rati … u will inspire so many women out there who are depressed because of their weight and body shape. Hi Nats, loved reading your comment. Walking has made a lot of difference to me. I know people get overweight because of hyperthyroid. I can only wish that you get better soon.

I met one girl at the gym 2 years back. She had that problem but she mentioned that she could get rid of her weight with proper exercise and diet. I am sure you would too and it is very important to embrace yourself. If you are not happy yourself, you would only spread unhappiness around.

Just keep going and things would work for you. I usually just visit the website and go back. I love every kinda workouts… And I loveee ghar ka khaana.

And may I make a small suggestion? Why dont u put up posts on Faux Pas abt what workout u r currently loving??? She keeps your momentum up all the time. The article is really very motivating. From , i lost about 12 kgs Though, it did not showed that much in my body. Now this year i got job, and had to stopped moving frequently, not eating moderately etc. Last June, i started a Diet plan, followed them, again tone a Little bit and now?

I am all over a Drum again. Your tips gonna help me for sure.. I gotta indulge too.. I am also cheating during dinner time, trying to eat less or skipping dinner altogether by eating a bit of heavy fruit like papaya….

Dr said me to take things step by step…but it made me more demotivated and stressed…now after going though this article i hope once again i will start my routine with a fresh and healthy start. Because the day i hurt my knee again, i wont be able to work out for next 10 days. Agree with everything you said and I think the most important thing is to follow through consistently with it. For a lot of people its starting trouble and for some while they they dont have a prolem starting, that break inbetween messes it up and getting back to it becomes difficult.

Like you said Rati — you have to get off your butt else it simply not happen otherwsie and the older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight inspite of doing the same amt so its good to get into that fitness routine right away and keep up with it. I am also struggling with my bulge these days rati.. For me only crash dieting works.

Neha……please follow the steps given in the post. Also, if you can avoid rice completely for a few days, you would be able to see a drastic change. Crash dieting is never healthy, it will harm your body. Jomol my hubby comes late from the offc and we use to have dinner together. I dont know how to thank you for writing this article.

It is one of the sweetest and the most inspiring article I have read on weight loss and I have read LOT of them! This article instantly made connection with me and I am sure it would connect with many thousands of women here. Mostly because we all are so much in awe of you.. And I really liked what you said about dont stop dressing up! I guess I did that and it gave me more stress.

I promise I am going to stick by your advice and will continue to groom myself very well. I am so glad surabhi. I guess the motivation comes form both the sides. I hope you do dress up more and since you are shifting to delhi, I guess it would give you a ton of opportunities to dress up. The main thing is jus love ur body, this will enhance self-esteem… After a long time i read such inspiring article….

Its inspiring tht u hve put in about yourself. It takes lots of strength to put in pics of before and after. I think u shld start a section on weight loss where all of us can give weekly updates on exercising and weight lost.

I was always infront of you guys. These write ups always motivate me. I am not a gym kind of girl, but from past months i always used to walk and I made a habit of brisk walk when i attend a call etc.

I find it soo hard to note down everything. But it is super useful. Good luck with your weight loss. I love this post! You know, most of the weight loss stuff that you read treats the presumably fat reader as if she were Ajmal Kasab and must be publicly flogged. I love that rule about not listening to people.

The best thing is to just imagine them being Avada Kedavra-ed by Lord Voldy and keep smiling. Keep with the awesome new health resolve. And by the way, despite your ultra glam avatar in the picture on the right, I still think the left picture is very cute. I wrote such a heartfelt comment and I was rudely thrown into moderation. I have complete punjabi genes with a major sweet tooth. Imagine the tough luck. Even water works like a ghee sometimes.

I never though I had to deal with such people as well. I learnt my way of dealing with them. I dont find my old clothes are of any use to me.

Dr said me to take things step by step…but it made me more demotivated and stressed…: I alos learnt this lesson the hard way. Hope you get well soon and are able to lose weight super soon. Have put on 18kilos since. Trying and taking baby steps to being fit again, overall I have a good kilos to lose.

Dont know how I ll do it, but want to do it for sure. Your baby steps would take you a long way naina. Mine were also baby steps only. The prescribed medicine, along with the 3-Step " - Just one of our many clinics with friendly staff.

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