Learning of an obesity-related disease motivates many to start a weight loss program, but troubling health news is often not enough to sustain weight loss efforts, finds new research. “Many of us will respond with good intentions when faced with a health crisis and challenge, but it is easy to put this behind us once the shock has passed and the reality that it is not easy or fun to lose weight becomes clear,” one expert said. “Patients need to keep the reasons they want to change fresh in their minds, set attainable goals, and get ongoing support for their efforts.”
Source: Health Behavior News Service, part of the Center for Advancing Health. “Weight loss efforts start well, but lapse over time.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 3 April 2014.