New Study Shows Strategies that Work for Lasting Healthy Weight

August 31, 2012 — A study published in the September issue of Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests that, contrary to what one might expect, women who lose weight and maintain it for years can learn to enjoy food and eat out without gaining weight. The study followed 481 women after menopause in the "Women on the Move through Activity and Nutrition" (WOMAN) Study and measured results at six months and four years. Women who were able to lose weight and maintain their weight loss ate out two to three times per week, compared to the average American, who eats out four to five times per week. The behaviors successful maintainers exhibited included eating less meat and cheese, consuming fewer sugary drinks, and adding fruits and vegetables to their daily food intake.

You can read the NPR story here, and the abstract of the study here.