That an interesting question. I spend a lot of time researching and reviewing weight loss and fitness-related web sites like TDP, Sparkpeople, etc... I certainly don't have concrete numbers, but forum/discussion participation seems to be 75% more female. I don't know what percentage is on this board, but quickly looking over a few discussions, it's probably the same. I have <not> noticed similar imbalances on social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter. You may be right. It may have to do with the personal nature of weight loss. It would be great to hear other perspectives on this subject.View Thread
Thanks for posting the link to this study. The ongoing work at the NWCR is fantastic and enlightening for all of us. Another interesting study was done by the folks at Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research.
"One of the largest and longest weight maintenance trials ever conducted..." What did they find? "Those who kept daily food records lost twice as much weight as those who kept no records. It seems that the simple act of writing down what you eat encourages people to consume fewer calories."
What did I learn from both studies?
[a name=NewsFullStory7> Eat breakfast every day
[a name=NewsFullStory8> Weight myself weekly (at least 3x for me)
[a name=NewsFullStory9> Record (track) what I eat
[a name=NewsFullStory10> Exercise at least 1 hour per day
I would also throw in a bullet point for knowing my daily calorie requirement (2250 for me) and a bullet for making healthy eating choices.
Weight loss isn't rocket science as both of these studies have shown. More importantly for me, these studies prove that weight maintenance is about making these habits a part of every day living. That's the real trick.View Thread