Blog | Monday, July 28, 2008

And the most depressing study award goes to...

As if dieting and exercise to lose 10% of your body weight weren't hard enough, a new study finds that overweight/obese women may need to exercise almost an hour a day, five days a week, simply to sustain that weight loss. AND, they must do that in addition to continuing to limit their calories.

It seems to me this could be a seriously de-motivating piece of news for someone who has just begun a program to lose weight. Doctors, what do you think? Is it best to share this piece of information about weight-loss maintenance with patients right off the bat, or wait until they've lost some or all of the weight before you hit them with the news?