How can I ensure long-term weight loss success?

Dr. C. Joe Northup discusses how you can ensure long-term weight loss success. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

How can I ensure long-term weight loss success?

long-term success with weight loss is around looking at this as a lifestyle. Not necessarily a diet or a fad diet or all the fad diets you see on, every 6 months there's a new fad diet to try or a new thing everyone's looking at, and these are all ineffective ways to lose weight long term. So really you should look at this as not a diet or not something to try, as more of a good habits to get into. In our surgical and nonsurgical patient's book, we don't expect anyone to be perfect. People still have dessert and people still have food they enjoy, but on a day to day basis, they have to be eating much better, much more good days than bad days. And getting them to good habits, and long term with diet and exercise, that'll make them more successful long term.


If you’re looking to make your weight loss last a lifetime, focus on making lifestyle changes that you can stick with instead of jumping into a fad diet, Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians say.

Instead of searching for a new diet or something new to try, focus on basic good habits: Eat better. Have more good days than bad ones. Make exercise part of your routine. 

Once you’ve made healthy choices part of your ongoing lifestyle, it will become easier to sustain long-term weight loss success.

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