National Weight Control Registry
Will you join the National Weight Control Registry?
Did you know that there is a National Data base full of people who have become successful at maintaining their weight loss??? ME either!
It was established in 1994 by James Hill of the University of Colorado & Reno Wing of Brown Medical School. The goal of this project was to identify successful weight loss and maintenance strategies.
To enroll in the database you must have:
- Must be 18 years of age
- Lost at least 30 pounds and kept it off for at least a year.
The database has more than 5,000 people enrolled!!! And guess what…. WOMEN make up 80% of that while men make up only 20%!!! From everything else you see and here in the media, it’s easier for men to lose weight, and keep it off! And this database is full of FACTS that fight several myths about weight loss.
Myth 1: Everyone who loses weight, always gains it back
Myth 2: Its easier for men to maintain their weight loss
If you are interested in enrolling in this database, you will need to know:
There is no compensation
You must fill out a packet of questionnaires when joining & one for each year afterwards that you are enrolled.
- Some other important & interesting things to know about the research gained from this database:
- Almost all of the participants made substantial changes in their eating & exercising habits to lose and keep off the weight.
- Some suggesting a low fat diet
- One hour of exercise a day
Now that you know the details & requirements, will you set a goal to be able to register for this Database? Or have you already met the requirements to join the registry? If so, will you? Why or why not?
If you want to check out the website, follow this link – National Weight Control Registry
Let me know in the comments!