Weight maintenance and healthy living

  • John Marks
  • Alan Howard


The change to the maintenance programme should not be a sudden process, but should be gradually introduced as the target weight is reached. Unless this stage is successfully accomplished then the dieting process will have been a waste of time and the typical ‘yo-yo weight syndrome’ will occur. The important consideration is to establish not only a more sensible eating pattern utilizing current nutritional concepts, but to achieve a new set point of weight by the long-term maintenance of the target weight by calorie restriction with an adequate intake of the essential components of the diet.


Weight Maintenance Target Weight Average Weight Gain Mince Beef Sole Food Source 
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© MTP Press Limited 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Marks
    • 1
  • Alan Howard
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical StudiesGirton CollegeCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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