If you have a problem with a disordered body image or eating habit, please log onto http://www.iaedp.com/ which is the official website for the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. You can locate a professional in your geographic region to help guide and counsel you. I have worked with this association for many years and they have highly trained professionals who really understand how to work with men and women who need to regroup about their body image and disordered eating. Dr. PeekeView Thread
Hi Judy! Glad to know you've learned how to navigate the new board! You're absolutely correct. Drs. Hill and Wing are friends and colleagues of mine. I was amazed to find that so much of the original paperwork was handled by hand and snail mail. But then remember that this study began 17 years ago. They just haven't had the funding to computerize everything yet.
Great data from the study. The number one predictor for people shedding and keeping off the weight is having a healthy breakfast in the morning. Also, these folks average 400 cals of exercise almost every day of the week, or 2800 cals per week. These are key elements in the formula for removing weight and sustaining it for life.
The National Weight Control Registry is an ongoing study (17 years old thus far) of over 6000 adults who've dropped an average of 66 pounds and kept it off an average of 5.5 years. The researchers have discovered great nuggest of information based on the stories of these folks and here's a page summarizing some of their findings. For instance, everyone's different. Some people drop weight faster than others, with some taking up to 14 years to get the job done. Hey, who cares, so long as it stays off! Here's more: 78% eat a healthy breakfast every day, 75% weigh themselves at least once a week, 62% watch less than 10 hours of TV per week, and 90% exercise on average one hour per day. Enjoy! Dr PeekeView Thread