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Report: There is a Key Factor When It Comes to Permanent Weight Loss
Written by Phyllis Smith
Last updated on September 13, 2013 @ 5:54PM
Created on September 12, 2013 @ 5:47PM

A new report says that nearly 80% of you said you want to lose weight. As we all know though, with a busy schedule or a tight budget, it can be difficult to keep the weight off.

According to the report,  many people are trying to lose weight. The average person has tried to diet or lose weight nine times in their life. Only around 40% said they were successful though.

Experts said the way to beat this trend, and lose weight successfully, is to have a better connection with your doctor. Opening the door for more frequent communication with your healthcare provider could lead to more long-term success when it comes to weight loss.

Support from your doctor between visits can help you make permanent lifestyle changes. This'll also give you more support when it comes to managing your weight. 

Dr. Brenda Mason, the Dean of the College of Health Sciences at AB University said, "They need to talk to them about what their expectations or goals are. They may want to lose five pounds. They may want to lose 10. They can tell them the healthiest way to do that. There's so many diets out there, it can be overwhelming and confusing for people. To get the proper nutrition, they really need to talk to a doctor and find out what's best for them." 

One man said he think genetics be a hurdle when it comes to trying to lose weight. Not to mention that most fast food is much cheaper than healthy food.

Preston County resident Royce Benson said, "I've been on every diet under that sun. You lose 50 pounds, you gain 70.  It's a problem, no doubt, but there's a fast food restaurant on every corner. It's cheaper to be fat."

Experts said we owe it our children to find solutions that lead to better weight management.

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