Lean For Life Lose fat for good
Our star weight-losers share their strategies for keeping the pounds off and staying healthy in the very long run
Over the years our regular Howiranit
Off page has featured people who have utterly transformed themselves. But, you may ask, did they keep off the weight?
It’s a valid question, as research shows many who lose weight rapidly through extreme diet plans and unsustainable exercise regimes fall – heavily – off the wagon, regaining all the weight they lost, if not more. ‘Extreme dieting methods do not work,’ says dietitian Helen Bond, a spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association. ‘It’s important to make a long-term plan if you’re going to make real, lasting changes.’
A long-term plan that combines sensible eating with the weightmanagement benefits of regular running has been the key for our four biggest losers; those who had made the greatest changes to their lives when we first featured them, and have not only kept the pounds off since, but are now enjoying benefits way beyond their trim waistlines. Whether that‘s a new social circle, increased family time or regaining their mental balance, our ‘losers’ are winners when it comes to a renewed appetite for life. Together they’re an inspirational testament to the lasting power of lacing up your running shoes and sticking to the right path.