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Survey Indicates Lifestyle Change Is More Important Than Diets
Date:6/18/2008

PHOENIX, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- After nearly two years and 95 pounds lighter, Lisa Ashmore is a new person. So much so, that she has to remind people who she is.

"I have 'before' and 'after' pictures and I sometimes ask people 'Have you ever seen this woman?'" says Lisa. "And when they say 'No,' I say 'You're lookin' at her!'"

Lisa experienced her dramatic weight loss by going through the Kronos Weight Management progam provided by her employer in Tempe. She's living proof that substantial weight loss can be accomplished and maintained by learning to make lifestyle changes. And a recent survey shows that other participants of the 12-week Kronos Weight Management program agree.

"Even though millions of people have tried popular diets, the majority does not keep the weight off," says Susan Kaib, MD, FAAP, medical director of Kronos Optimal Health Company. "And temporary fixes often make matters worse, causing people to lose muscle, gain fat and slow metabolism. Our program focuses on true lifestyle changes which are needed to maintain weight loss."

Among the key findings of the Kronos Weight Management Survey:

-- Of those who lost weight during the 12-week program:

- The average weight loss by the end of the 12-week program was 13

pounds or 6% of the initial body weight (an average of one pound per

week)

- Average inches lost in the waist was 1.87 inches

- Six months after the program ended participants maintained their 13

pound (6%) loss

- For those who maintained their loss for more than a year, the average

loss was 6.2% or 13.5 pounds and 2 inches off their waistline

- The highest percent loss for an individual was a 26% four months

after the program ended (67 pounds, 2.4 pounds per week)

-- 62% said the single most important thing Kronos Weight Management

taught them was that weight loss is not based o
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SOURCE Kronos Optimal Health Company
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