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Why Do You Regain Weight?

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You will always regain weight if your focus is from the “outside in.” That is, you are too concerned about how your body looks rather than how your body feels. When you make health your number one priority, you will win the weight loss war.

But, you still have to do the hard work, change bad habits, and win many battles along the way. It should not matter to you how long this will take. With health as your priority, you will get it done. And in the process, you will transform your body for life.

Dr. Duke Johnson, the author of “The Optimal Health Revolution,” and top researcher at Nutrilite, defines optimal health:

"Optimal Health is the best health you are capable of, given your past and your genetic heritage."

After reading this book, I discovered that optimal health is about trying to eat the right foods, take health-boosting supplements (such as fish oil), exercising regularly, getting adequate rest, and practicing healthy lifestyle habits.

A new study reveals that weight loss and weight maintenance are two different animals. Anyone can starve themselves and lose15 quick pounds, and businesses get rich selling these horrible programs to the public.

“No one announces to a dieter, you're moving into the weight-maintenance stage. You'll have to do things differently,” said lead author Christopher Sciamanna, M.D. His group investigated whether two distinct sets of behaviors and thought patterns were involved in weight loss and its maintenance.

According to the study, some of the practices associated with successful weight loss were only: participation in a weight loss program, eating healthy snacks, limiting sugar intake, participating in enjoyable exercise, not skipping meals, or seeking information about health, nutrition and fitness.

And, the study identified practices associated with successful weight loss maintenance which were: consistent exercise routines, consumption of plenty of low-fat protein sources, reward systems in place for compliance with meal plans, and keeping focused on the health implications of weight control.

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