You’re in spandex and sneakers most days of the week, you can decipher a nutrition label quicker than you can say “hydrogenated oil,” and the waiter at your favorite spot no longer bothers to ask if you want to see the dessert menu. And for what? Just to drop a bunch of pounds only to gain them all back (and maybe more!) in a few months? Forget that. Scientists from Brown University recently cracked the code on how to successfully maintain significant weight loss.
The researchers studied almost 3,000 people who had lost at least 30 pounds and kept it off for at least one year prior to the start of the study, and measured their weight changes over the next ten years. Their findings revealed key strategies that could help you stay slim for good: