What are the common factors associated with successful weight loss in patients with obesity?

Updated: Jun 09, 2021
  • Author: Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Evidence from the National Weight Control Registry (NWCR), which tracks indices and predictors in individuals who have lost at least 30 pounds and have maintained that loss for at least 1 year, suggests that patterns associated with successful weight maintenance include the following:

  • Self-monitoring of weight

  • Consumption of a low-fat diet

  • Daily physical activity of approximately 60 minutes

  • Minimal sedentary “screen time”

  • Consumption of most meals at home


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