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Why oh why can't we have an evidence-based maintenance program somewhere?

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

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BUFFALOKAY 6/3/2010 2:18PM

    Thank you for sharing.
I am a maintainer who struggles to not gain back the 70+ pounds lost and I definitely agree with the article and wish there was more support for us.

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CARRIE1948 6/3/2010 7:11AM

    We NEED something like that. Real comment posted on Second Helpings.

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    thank you for the article.

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FORALLTOSEE 6/2/2010 11:53PM

    Thanks for the maintenence info.
some folks scare me where mainenence is concerned...
It keeps sounding hard!

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WATERMELLEN 6/2/2010 7:45PM

    This is a great article -- frequent monitoring and immediate correction are the keys to maintenance, but key to developing a maintenance programme is sustaining the motivation to persist with the frequent monitoring and immediate correction when the "external rewards" (dramatically losing weight etc.) are no longer present: when being healthy has become "normal".

Love the Second Helping site but -- don't want to leave my "name" for a comment . . .

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DANSTOUT 6/2/2010 5:54PM

    Thus, as with any feedback system, the best control is achieved by:

1. Frequent monitoring
2. Immediate correction

Sorry if I seem dense here but isn't this it in a nutshell?

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ELYMWX 6/2/2010 5:38PM

    What he said emoticon

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RUSSLANE 6/2/2010 5:26PM

    Tomorrow we're taking two of the six predictors at a time and breaking them down in the context of everything else.

What actions can you take.

"Control depressive symptoms." Well, gee, thanks. How do you go about that?

These are many things we ponder over at SH for a while now, but we're pinpointing them more directly.

Re: Depression | Personally, there's clinical depression and you want to avoid that, sure. But even just the emotional rollercoaster of new things new questions, new challenges. That's why addressing all the "now what?" stuff is so important.

It's nice to have science -- finally -- back up what we've been saying.

*Also cue my plea to volunteer for the National Weight Control Registry*

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SUSIEMT 6/2/2010 5:16PM

    Thank you! emoticon

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JOSOP2009 6/2/2010 5:10PM

    A: Great article!

B: Resident Bad Ass. Love it!!

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SLENDERELLA61 6/2/2010 5:03PM

    As a grant writer, I'm always looking for evidence-based programs that work. It makes sense we need such a program for maintenance. I will say, though, that the SparkPeople nutrition tracker is the best maintenance program I have found so far. When you combine the nutrition tracker with info you learn on the site, it is powerful. I keep thinking I should try the menu plans, too, but hubby likes to buy what is on sale.

Thanks for the interesting site. -Marsha

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DDOORN 6/2/2010 4:44PM

    WONDERFUL summary!

Going to be passing this around and around!

Thx for the terrific share!


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CAROLJEAN64 6/2/2010 3:28PM

    Great to see some specifics we can share with each other and with new members. I am especially interested in the depression relationship. It wasn't until I started dealing with my depression that I was able to lose and maintain. (5 years.)

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SYSADMN 6/2/2010 3:20PM

    This article is fascinating! So's the second helping website. Thanks for two great resources.

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