So how is that New Year’s resolution diet going? Will the long-term results be better than the last diet? For the majority of us, even successful diets are unsuccessful. We may lose weight, but it comes back. Most people can fairly easily maintain a weight within a range of 15 to 20 pounds, but most cannot maintain the loss beyond that. Research suggests that a loss of 10 percent of our body weight is the most that can be maintained. Yet even a loss of 10 percent of our weight leaves many of us overweight. Perhaps, as new research suggests, being overweight is not the problem we have been told.
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