By Jason R. Karp
Most people who go on a diet and lose weight gain the weight back. Losing weight is hard; but keeping it off is even harder. What is unique about those who succeed? The answer is buried deep in the archives at the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center in Providence, Rhode Island: The National Weight Control Registry (NWCR), the largest database ever assembled on individuals successful at long-term maintenance of weight loss. When you review all the data and research, one thing becomes very clear: To be a successful weight loser for the rest of your life, you need to adopt specific behavioral strategies. That’s what this book is all about.