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Long-term maintenance of exercise and healthy eating behaviors in overweight adults.
Prev Med. 2005 Jun; 40(6):769-78.PM

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Most people experience weight regain following the termination of a weight management program. The failure to maintain changes in diet and exercise patterns is a major factor. This study presents 24-month outcomes of a healthy-lifestyle weight management program designed to promote long-term changes in diet and exercise behaviors.

METHODS

Overweight and obese adults (n = 144; BMI = 32.5 +/- 3.8) completed a 6-month clinic-based weight management program and were followed for an additional 18 months. Assessments completed at baseline, 6, 12, and 24 months included weight, body composition, dietary recalls, self-reported physical activity, and mediator variables based on Transtheoretical Model of Health Behavior Change.

RESULTS

At 24 months, subjects maintained decreases in weight, % body fat, caloric intake, % kcal saturated fat, and increases in weekly exercise minutes (P < 0.05). Individuals who maintained regular exercise at 24 months had higher confidence scores and higher use of experiential and behavioral processes. Individuals who maintained a healthy diet at 24 months had lower temptation scores and higher use of experiential and behavioral processes.

CONCLUSIONS

A healthy-lifestyle weight management program is successful at promoting long-term changes in exercise and dietary behaviors. Individuals who actively engage in the maintenance process are more likely to succeed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Physical Education and Exercise Science, University of Rhode Island, 10 Tootell Road, Suite 2, Kingston, RI 02881, USA. Debriebe@uri.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15850878

Citation

Riebe, Deborah, et al. "Long-term Maintenance of Exercise and Healthy Eating Behaviors in Overweight Adults." Preventive Medicine, vol. 40, no. 6, 2005, pp. 769-78.
Riebe D, Blissmer B, Greene G, et al. Long-term maintenance of exercise and healthy eating behaviors in overweight adults. Prev Med. 2005;40(6):769-78.
Riebe, D., Blissmer, B., Greene, G., Caldwell, M., Ruggiero, L., Stillwell, K. M., & Nigg, C. R. (2005). Long-term maintenance of exercise and healthy eating behaviors in overweight adults. Preventive Medicine, 40(6), 769-78.
Riebe D, et al. Long-term Maintenance of Exercise and Healthy Eating Behaviors in Overweight Adults. Prev Med. 2005;40(6):769-78. PubMed PMID: 15850878.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Long-term maintenance of exercise and healthy eating behaviors in overweight adults. AU - Riebe,Deborah, AU - Blissmer,Bryan, AU - Greene,Geoffrey, AU - Caldwell,Marjorie, AU - Ruggiero,Laurie, AU - Stillwell,Kira M, AU - Nigg,Claudio R, PY - 2005/4/27/pubmed PY - 2005/9/7/medline PY - 2005/4/27/entrez SP - 769 EP - 78 JF - Preventive medicine JO - Prev Med VL - 40 IS - 6 N2 - BACKGROUND: Most people experience weight regain following the termination of a weight management program. The failure to maintain changes in diet and exercise patterns is a major factor. This study presents 24-month outcomes of a healthy-lifestyle weight management program designed to promote long-term changes in diet and exercise behaviors. METHODS: Overweight and obese adults (n = 144; BMI = 32.5 +/- 3.8) completed a 6-month clinic-based weight management program and were followed for an additional 18 months. Assessments completed at baseline, 6, 12, and 24 months included weight, body composition, dietary recalls, self-reported physical activity, and mediator variables based on Transtheoretical Model of Health Behavior Change. RESULTS: At 24 months, subjects maintained decreases in weight, % body fat, caloric intake, % kcal saturated fat, and increases in weekly exercise minutes (P < 0.05). Individuals who maintained regular exercise at 24 months had higher confidence scores and higher use of experiential and behavioral processes. Individuals who maintained a healthy diet at 24 months had lower temptation scores and higher use of experiential and behavioral processes. CONCLUSIONS: A healthy-lifestyle weight management program is successful at promoting long-term changes in exercise and dietary behaviors. Individuals who actively engage in the maintenance process are more likely to succeed. SN - 0091-7435 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15850878/Long_term_maintenance_of_exercise_and_healthy_eating_behaviors_in_overweight_adults_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0091-7435(04)00475-X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -