Navigation Links
Cutting Calories, Not Exercise, Plays Bigger Role In Maintaining Weight Loss

The weight loss mantra of UABs (University of Alabama at Birmingham) EatRight Weight Management system is reduce calories and increase exercise. But new research from EatRight suggests that for those who have been successful at losing weight, reducing calories is an effective way to keep weight off, especially when it is difficult to find time to exercise.

In findings published in the May issue of Obesity, the researchers report that 80 percent of EatRight participants maintain their weight loss during two years of follow up, and most do it primarily by sticking to a low calorie, low energy density diet.

Our results show that individuals who successfully maintain body weight after completing EatRight consume fewer calories and have a lower energy density dietary pattern than those who do not maintain body weight, said Jamy Ard, M.D., assistant professor of nutrition sciences and medical director of EatRight Weight Management Services. This calorie control led to successful weight maintenance despite the fact that these individuals did not meet recommended exercise levels.

Ard and colleagues followed 89 former EatRight participants for two years. The 80 percent who had successfully maintained their weight loss consumed fewer calories than those who gained weight, and tended to eat a diet consisting of low energy density foods, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains. A low energy density diet means an individual can eat more yet take in fewer calories than with high energy density foods.

While the importance of physical activity is well established, our study demonstrates that adopting a lower calorie, low energy density dietary pattern may reduce the amount of physical activity that is truly necessary for weight maintenance, said Tiffany Cox, M.P.H., program coordinator for the EatRight follow-up study.

This could have a positive long term effect on weight maintenance by giving individuals a more easily attainable physical activity goal, which they may be more likely to pursue.

Ard says research indicates that failing to reach an exercise goal can cause a decrease in self-efficacy and self-satisfaction, eventually causing individuals to cease exercising altogether.

Its clear that exercise combined with a low energy density diet is the best approach for weight loss and overall good health, said Ard. But many people report finding time to exercise is a major obstacle. Its encouraging to report that weight loss can be maintained primarily through a low calorie diet.

EatRight, created at UAB more than 30 years ago, is based on the concept of time-calorie displacement, which encourages a substantial intake of foods that have fewer calories by volume such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, while limiting consumption of foods that are calorie-dense such as meats, cheeses, sugars and fats.


Related medicine news :

1. Cutting down on alcohol may reduce cigarette craving
2. Aerobics- right choice for Cutting Blood Pressure
3. Cutting-Edge: Five Hospitals in UK Go On a Resizing Rampage
4. Pranab Mukherjee Urged Military Doctors To Remain On The Cutting Edge
5. NHS Recommends Further Cost Cutting Measures
6. Stay Young By Cutting Down Calories
7. Cutting the risk of diabetes with a pill
8. Saving Hearts with Cutting-Edge Technology
9. Cutting Back on Salt Is a Necessity for Some, Not All
10. For Smokers Only: is Quitting = Cutting Down?? a grave Issue
11. Cardiac Risk is Reduced by Cutting the Sugar in Your Drink
Post Your Comments:

(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 02, 2015 , ... The National Association of ... into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this ... exclusively for professional women, boasting 850,000 members and, over 200 operating Local Chapters. ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... D.C. (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... updated, comprehensive website detailing the important role that meat and poultry play ... in meat and poultry, a nutrition quiz where visitors can check their “meat ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... Integrated Rental Services (“Integrated ... Industries International, LLC (“JII”). , With support from JII, Integrated Rental is poised ... hospitals, surgery centers, clinics, research labs and medical facilities across the United States. ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... Califia Farms , one of the ... bottle has won top honors in Beverage World Magazine’s Global Packaging Design Awards, taking ... it has been selected as a 2015 U.S.A. Taste Champion in the American Masters ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... we have seen vast improvements in scientific research and discoveries, leading us to ... increased hope and relief to those affected by HIV/AIDS. Mediaplanet’s cross-platform edition of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/1/2015)... 1, 2015 --> ... Drugs Market by Type of Drug (Monoclonal Antibodies, Interferon-Alpha, Interleukins, ... and Pipeline Analysis - Global Forecast to 2020", published by ... USD 73,529.2 Million by 2020 from USD 40,281.6 Million in ... Browse 37 market data ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... BANGALORE, India and PITTSBURGH ... TASE: MYL) today announced that it expects to be ... developing country markets funded by international donors, TLE400 (Tenofovir ... Efavirenz 400 mg) for $99 per patient, per year. ... to develop TLE400. The significantly reduced price could generate ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... , Dec. 1, 2015  AccuTEC Blades, a ... new corporate logo and brand identity program. The ... and engineering of bladed products where "the edge ... --> Serving manufacturers and distributors ... auto glass equipment, AccuTEC,s product lines include those ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: