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03-17-2017 | Obesity | Article

Advances in Therapy

Maintaining Weight Loss by Decreasing Sedentary Time: A Patient and Physician’s Perspective

Authors: Christopher Montoya, Ethan Lazarus

Publisher: Springer Healthcare

Abstract

This article, co-authored by a patient living with obesity and his obesity medicine specialist, reviews how the patient has successfully lost 200 lb and maintained that loss for over a decade. This was achieved primarily with a behavioral intervention including support visits, a structured food plan, and changes in his physical activity. He did not undergo bariatric surgery. For the majority of this time, he was not treated with anti-obesity medication. This article will review how the patient lost the weight and kept it off, particularly in relationship to the importance of decreasing sedentary time.

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