Fads don’t work, a new study pinpointed many elements of successful weight-loss and weight maintenance programs.

Weight Loss

  • Do exercises you enjoy
  • Limit your sugar intake
  • Think about how much better you feel when you’re thinner

Limit sweets to no more than 10 percent of your daily calories.


Weight Maintenance

  • Remind yourself why you need to control your weight
  • Carve out time for a consistent exercise routine
  • Reward yourself for sticking to your diet

Track motivation in a journal.


Both Weigh Loss and Maintenance

  • Make grocery lists
  • Weigh yourself often
  • Eat fruits & vegetables

People were more than twice as likely to lose weight when they ate fruits and vegetables often.


Food Court

The Crime: 1, 050, number of calories in Boston Market’s All White Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sandwich

 The Punishment

2.5, number of hours you’d have to pitch batting practice to burn 1, 050 calories.