No matter how we lose weight, weight regain is so prevalent that it is considered normal by many experts in the field of weight control. The often quoted factoid, that 98% of people who lose weight gain it all back within 2 years, has been consistently verified.
However, the fact that many people have successfully maintained their weight is testimony that it is possible. Our own data, and that from many other programs, suggest that the single best predictor of weight maintenance is how long people continue getting support during maintenance. The problem is that very few programs offer a true maintenance program. Most programs encourage people to continue coming into a center for the sole purpose of selling them more products and services. At Lindora, our program has a true maintenance phase that helps our patients keep the weight off. Some patients have been on the program for more than 25 years!
At Lindora, we have added a Metabolic Adjustment phase to help the body adjust and reach Equilibrium. In this part of the program we start to introduce foods back into the diet that our weight loss phase excludes so that your body has time to adjust without weight gain.