TOTAL POUNDS LOST = 41,166
Maintenance S.T.A.R. Program - Steps to Avoid Regain
Research shows that people who follow a structured weight loss program can regain a large portion of their lost weight. While many programs are available to help people lose weight, there are unique skills required to maintain weight loss. The regain of lost weight can happen following as many as 75% of programs. Many people wonder why that is. It may be due to the lack of a creative, supportive weight maintenance program. That is why we have incorporated the S.T.A.R. - Steps to Avoid Regain - Plan into our core program. The S.T.A.R. Plan complements the weight loss programs and provides additional strategies to meet the myriad of challenges the dieter faces. Many skills that are useful during weight loss must be continued and others added as well.
The program is based on scientific studies about long-term weight maintenance. It incorporates core behaviors identified by the National Weight Control Registry. This registry tracked more than 5,000 people who lost more than 30 pounds and found the common behaviors that were related to maintaining weight loss over time.
Clients entering this program will have successfully completed the weight loss phase. Weight maintenance is distinctly different than weight loss. Clients are encouraged to commit to the S.T.A.R. program for two years following their weight loss program. Just a few of the benefits of the program are:
- long-term support
- a personalized plan to keep individuals at a new, healthy weight
- building alternative coping skills to avoid past pitfalls.
This weight loss maintenance program builds on what you’ve started. During weight loss you are given weekly support and incorporated new behaviors. In weight maintenance, you will strengthen these behaviors, learn how to act on new challenges that threaten your stable weight, expand your motivations and self-monitoring skills, teach you to appreciate your new self, encourage an optimistic attitude, and help you create new personal goals that matter.