give or take 5%
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
"... based on current research, the definition of successful long-term weight loss is being able to maintain a weight loss of 5% of your starting body weight for more than a year." from theconversation.com/you-
Ok, I am a success
because I lost 8.25% of my initial starting weight!
Now I didn't start off with the goal of "Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) draft guidelines for the management of overweight and obesity recommend starting with a more modest weight loss goal of 5% or 5kg, whichever is higher." But having lost 7kg and maintained this loss, I'm ready for the next 5%
The article never mentioned "diet". Like SparkPeople, "... long-term weight loss depends on long-term lifestyle changes."