With fall just around the corner, it's a good time to start a weight loss program because there is plenty of time to get ready for all the holiday parties at the end of the year. For those who want to lose those extra pounds and keep them off for good, losing them in a way that is consistent, slow, and steady leads to success, according to the latest study. These weight loss tips will also help lose those pounds for good.

Key to successful weight loss

In a study reported in CNN, researchers concluded that dieters needed to stay consistent when trying to lose extra pounds. Losing Weight at a slow and steady pace rather than having a sudden drop in pounds led to long term success.

The study, published in the journal Obesity, said that developing a schedule of healthy eating and exercise helps dieters to maintain their weight loss. Emily Feig, the lead author of the study and a postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, said that researchers didn't know what it was about weight variability that was problematic for dieters. The issue may be physiological, and some dieters will lose more consistently than others even when they aren't following a diet.

Medical Express reported on a study from Drexel University that said losing weight slowly may not be as important losing the same amount of pounds each week. The study, which covered 183 participants, showed that patients whose weight fluctuated during the first few weeks of a weight loss program had poorer results two years later than the men and women who lost a consistent number of pounds each week.

Psychologists wanted to determine what factors made it harder for some to lose extra pounds because they believed they could improve chances for dieters to have a positive outcome in the future. Participants enrolled in a year long program that included meal replacement and behavioral goals.

Slow and steady may win the race

The Express UK reported that slow progress might be the key to consistently losing weight. Experts revealed that dieters would benefit from a tortoise approach to losing weight, similar to the Aesop's Fable of the race of the tortoise and hare. The study, previously mentioned, concluded that creating stable, repeatable behaviors early on in a weight loss program offered the best chance of success in maintaining their weight long term.

The latest weight loss trends for the last half of 2017 offer additional tips for losing weight and keeping it off.

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