Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The At Goal and Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance team had an email today pointing out some of the team reasources, which included a book list. I decided to check out Refuse to Regain, by Barbara Berkley, and so far I've read the material that's free to preview on Amazon.com.
She makes a fair comparison between the likelihood of completing a climb of Mount Everest and maintaining a substantial weight loss. By the numbers, maintaining is actually less likely but as she points out, that's because people have much better laid plans for an Everest expedition than they do for weight maintenance.
The book looks like it lays out the NWCR findings in detail, so a lot of it will be information I'm familiar with, but I'm interested to get her take on it as someone who has worked with people in the field as a doctor specializing in weight issues.