The national weight control registry: A critique

Joanne Ikeda, Nancy K. Amy, Paul Ernsberger, Glenn A. Gaesser, Francie M. Berg, Claudia A. Clark, Ellen S. Parham, Paula Peters

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Abstract

This article is a critique of the claim that the National Weight Control Registry provides data showing that a significant number of adults in the United States have achieved permanent weight loss. We believe that promoting calorie-restricted dieting for the purpose of weight loss is misleading and futile. We advocate the adoption of a health-at-every-size (HAES) approach to weight management, focusing on the achievement and maintenance of lifestyle changes that improve metabolic indicators of health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-205
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dieting
  • Healthy weight
  • Weight
  • Weight loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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    Ikeda, J., Amy, N. K., Ernsberger, P., Gaesser, G. A., Berg, F. M., Clark, C. A., Parham, E. S., & Peters, P. (2005). The national weight control registry: A critique. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 37(4), 203-205. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1499-4046(06)60247-9