Making Weight Loss Permanent

Tara Parker-Pope writes for the New York Times Magazine about the difficulty dieters have in maintaining, rather than just achieving, lower weight, due to, among other issues, metabolic levels in the newly thinner requiring much more exercise and lower calorie intake compared to those who are naturally at that weight.

Although it may read a bit hopeless – you’ll never keep weight off permanently – having a better understanding of how our body, mind and environment fight to make us eat more so enables science to can do more in the long term and better prepares us when we decide to keep the weight off.

Weapons in the fight include maintaining a food log, so that you’re more accountable for what you eat, and being aware that the newly-thinner can’t take in as many calories as someone who is naturally at your new weight.

Good article – read it here.