While lazily surfing the web sipping my evening "week-end" elaichi (cardamom) tea, I chanced upon this piece of news of a recent study on weight loss success. Read on, it is interesting. Couldn't find more details of the study other than that given in this USA Today web page.•Participants weighed an average of 224 pounds before their weight loss. They dropped an average of 69 pounds.
•They had maintained an average of a 52-pound loss at five years and an average of a 51-pound loss at 10 years.
I count neither calories nor fat grams but my personal experience has been that when I eat a little less and move a little more (i.e., do more exercise) I become trimmer, a little more muscular and more energetic. I lose a little weight too and am able to keep it off as long as I continue exercise and eating less. When I used to eat more and moved less, I had a little more weight, was a bit more slothful and was less healthy overall. Exercise and the principle of calorie-in-calorie-out seem to work straightforward (and wonderfully) on my body, and not mysteriously and in ways inexplicable to mainstream science.