- Series Information
- The Epidemiology of Obesity
- The Demography of Obesity
- The Cliometrics of BMI and Obesity
- The Anthropology of Obesity
- The Psychology of Obesity
- The Sociology of Obesity
- The Economics of Obesity
- Behavioral Economics and Obesity
- Obesity Politics and Policy
- Fat Studies
- Publicly Available Data Useful for Social Science Research on Obesity
- The Complex Systems Science of Obesity
- Challenges for Causal Inference in Obesity Research
- Race, Ethnicity, and Obesity
- Socioeconomic Status and Obesity
- The Nutrition Transition and Obesity
- Peer Effects and Obesity
- Maternal Employment
- Depression and Obesity
- Food Marketing, Television, and Video Games
- Portion Size and the Obesity Epidemic
- Mindless Eating: Environmental Contributors to Obesity
- Food Assistance and Obesity
- Physical Activity and the Built Environment
- Food Deserts
- Food Prices, Income, and Body Weight
- Agricultural Policy and Childhood Obesity
- Obesity and Medical Costs
- Obesity and Mortality
- Schooling and Human Capital
- Labor Market Consequences: Employment, Wages, Disability, and Absenteeism
- Bias, Stigma, and Discrimination
- Medical and Social Scientific Debates over Body Weight
- The Imperative of Changing Public Policy to Address Obesity
- Economic Perspectives on Obesity Policy
- Lessons for Obesity Policy from the Tobacco Wars
- Food Taxes and Subsidies: Evidence and Policies for Obesity Prevention
- School-Based Interventions
- Workplace Obesity Prevention Programs
- Community Interventions
- Regulation of Food Advertising
- Unintended Consequences of Obesity Prevention Messages
- Behavioral Treatment of Obesity
- Anti-Obesity Drugs and Bariatric Surgery
- Correlates of Successful Maintenance of Weight Loss
- Cost- Effectiveness of Anti-Obesity Interventions
- Cited Authors Index
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter investigates the reasons why weight-loss maintenance is difficult and explores what is known about factors that contribute to successful weight-loss maintenance. The challenge is even greater with weight-loss maintenance while the goal during weight loss is to produce some degree of negative energy balance. The energy gap for weight-loss maintenance provides an estimate of the degree of behavior change required to maintain a given weight loss. The hope for successful long-term weight-loss maintenance comes with the second aspect of body-weight regulation that is unique to humans. Exercise may play a role in appetite regulation during weight-loss maintenance. Physical activity may be a key component of weight-loss maintenance not only because it serves to increase energy expenditure, but also because of a potential beneficial impact on appetite and energy-balance regulation.
Victoria A. Catenacci is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes and a Clinical Researcher in the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado.
Paul S. MacLean is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes and a Researcher in the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado.
Lorri G. Ogden is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics at the Colorado School of Public Health in Aurora, Colorado.
Holly R. Wyatt is an Associate Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes and a Clinical Researcher in the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado.
Sarit Polsky is an Endocrine Fellow in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes and a Clinical Researcher in the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado.
James O. Hill is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine and the Director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado.
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