4 Habits of Weight Loss Winners











Spring is (almost) here! For many people, the warmer weather (and the clothing that goes along with it) inspires an effort to lose the extra weight they’ve been carrying. Unfortunately, of the more than two-thirds of adults who are overweight or obese, only a small number lose weight successfully for the long term. So what’s the secret of these successful losers? Is it iron willpower? Did they hit the genetic lottery? The good news is that we no longer need to guess at why some people are better at losing than others. The National Weight Control Registry (NWCR) and the Global Healthy Weight Registry (GHWR) have been tracking the habits of people who’ve lost weight and were able to keep it off, as well as adults who have always been thin. Based on the insights from these two groups, here are four common habits of those who get—and stay – thin: