New weight loss challenge

by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.

The AARP has teamed up with Carole Carson, author of From Fat to Fit, for a collective 2 month weight loss challenge.  It’s easy to sign up and become a part of this group effort.   Carole gives some great tips.  (note why do I keep writing it “from fit to fat”, must be freudian)

The combined incentives of a group goal, support forums (kind of like a virtual weight watchers), and  Carole’s coaching advice should help you shed that winter insulation.  Two months will give you time to see enough progress in the mirror to continue onward.

A study, earlier this year,  concluded the average person gains weight in the winter, especially during the holidays.  It’s only a few pounds and they lose some the rest of the year.  The problem is they never lose it all.  The cumulative gain of a pound or two adds up.

This challenge is for all ages.  Check it out.

Did you put on a few pounds this winter like me, or were you all good boys and girls?

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4 Responses to “New weight loss challenge”

  1. Steve Parker, M.D. Says:

    Thanks for the heads-up. These social support groups often increase success at weight loss.

    -Steve

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  2. James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H. Says:

    Dr. Parker, social groups are one thing that has stood the test of time, and studies.

    Thanks

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  3. Sagan Says:

    The scale didn’t change this winter, but I’m pretty sure the body fat increased! It was a cold winter :)

    I love the social aspect of these sorts of challenges. It was because of forums and such that I succeeded in losing weight when I needed to.

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  4. James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H. Says:

    You have a good point on that body fat thing Sagan.
    Thanks

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