Sunday, December 27, 2009
Tip #1 -- Be Consistent & Persistent!
Going back to that old adage about the tortoise and the hare: being persistent and consistent is the absolute number one key to achieving permanent weight loss results. A recent 10-year study suggests that persistence is the single most significant factor in determining the success of any diet or exercise program. The study followed a group of people (group #1) who exercised and dieted very rigorously, but sporadically, and compared their results to a group of people (group #2) who exercised mildly and followed a very basic diet, but never strayed from their routine. Even though group #2 exercised and dieted far less (but did so persistently) they got 68% better results than those who exercised and dieted very strictly but only occasionally.