Diets don’t last. But weight management implies a control that can extend over a lifetime.
A recent analysis of 37 studies in Obesity Reviews which included more than 16,000 participants found some practices which may help with your own weight control. The average weight loss over one year was 6 pounds.
Interestingly, the following were related to program effectiveness:
- Calorie counting
- Contact with a dietitian
- Behavior change techniques
Note that supervised exercise and in-person meetings were not instrumental in success.
Sounds basic, but that’s what works.