The results of a recent NoHoW publication on weight loss maintenance have been featured in the Aarhus University Department of Management News (Pedersen, S. et al. (2018). The complexity of self-regulating food intake in weight loss maintenance. A qualitative study among short- and long-term weight loss maintainers. Social Science and Medicine, 208, 18-24. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.05.016)
The study found that short- and long-term weight loss maintainers had different strategies to regulate their food intake while maintaining their weight loss. Long-term maintainers had formed routines that allowed them to be more flexible, but also provided them with stronger self-control when buying and storing food and eating at social gatherings. The short-term maintainers often displayed a ‘weight loss mind-set’, had less flexibility, planned more and focused on avoiding certain behaviours. Overlap between the two groups was found in terms of eating, dealing with barriers, and utilising resources to help with weight loss maintenance.
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