In the years following bariatric surgery, a person’s overall eating behaviors and the amount of time spent watching television, playing video games and using a computer for recreation are a better indication of long-term weight loss success than specific weight control practices like counting calories.
Reducing sedentary behavior; avoiding fast food; addressing problematic eating behaviors — including eating continuously, eating when full, loss of control and binge eating; and promoting self-weighing at least weekly were all behavioral targets the research team identified that patients should strive for and doctors should promote as part of post-surgical patient care.
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Dietary self-monitoring is the best predictor of weight-loss success. But the practice is viewed as so unpleasant and time-consuming, many would-be weight-losers won’t adopt it. New research shows for the first time how little time it actually takes: 14.6 minutes per day on average. The frequency of monitoring, not the time spent on the process, was the key factor for those in the study who successfully lost weight.
I continuously self-monitor using estimates of calories in my head. I have used online resources in the past which were useful.
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There are no quick-fix solutions, as obesity is not an external problem. It is an internal metabolic issue.
Dr. Rita Nawar Tobias
Interesting article on a weight care clinic in Dubai. This article is worth five minutes of your time.
You think you know something until you start asking questions to seek the truth. Quite a few followers liked my post of Dr. Lustig’s TedX speech. Here are some videos of Dr. Lustig’s presentation at Yale in 2012 for those who want to dig a little deeper on the topic of sugar.
Analyzing data from more than 2,400 obese patients who underwent bariatric weight-loss surgery, researchers identified at least four different patient subgroups that diverge significantly in eating behaviors and rate of diabetes, as well as weight loss in three years after surgery.
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Researchers identified several categories of self-weighing adults, from those that weighed themselves daily or almost daily to adults who never used at-home scales.
They found that people who never weighed themselves or only weighed once a week did not lose weight in the following year. Those that weighed themselves six to seven times a week had a significant weight loss (1.7 percent) in 12 months.
Yes, I weigh myself almost every day.
Yes it’s been over 40 years since I lost 200 pounds.