Practice may be key to dieting, losing weight

October 31, 2012 1:47:56 PM PDT
They say practice makes perfect, and that may be the key to dieting and staying trim.

A new study reveals women who did a practice run before they started losing weight were better at keeping the pounds off.

The training involved making small, quick adjustments to eating habits before beginning a diet.

This seems to prepare people for the focused commitment weight loss requires.

Study results show that women who spent eight weeks learning weight-maintenance skills were able to keep more of their weight off a year later.

There is more on this research in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.