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Is your New Year’s resolution to lose weight?

Take a look at this chart, which shows the costs and success rates of various popular weight loss programs. You may be surprised! Sometimes, we think that a familiar self-administered diet program with a lower price could be the answer to our wishes to lose excess weight. Yet most often, these programs can’t help you keep the weight off long term. And there is limited evidence that any one of the commercial weight-loss programs has superior results over another.

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A review by the Joint Guidelines from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the Obesity Society, actually conclude that popular diets are roughly equally effective. And success rates of long-term weight loss maintenance using only lifestyle changes are low, ranging from 2 to 20%. Most people using these diet programs are not able to maintain a lifelong commitment, with some people gaining even more weight back, once they stop the program.

After any weight loss, support, either in-person or online, is key to success, along with exercise and behaviour modification. This is why SmartShape offers a comprehensive 5-year Aftercare program to patients, to ensure you have all the help you need to maintain your weight loss and a healthy lifestyle.

Find out more about the support program and permanent weight loss options offered by SmartShape Weight Loss Centre by visiting http://bit.ly/SmartShapeProgram

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