Wednesday, August 27, 2008

National Weight Loss Registry (NWLR)

The following was taken from the research page at NWCR, click post title to go to the site. They keep records of over 5,000 people who have lost weight and kept it off. Their findings are very interesting and only support why SparkPeople is such a fantastic site.

NWCR Facts

You may find it interesting to know about the people who have enrolled in the registry thus far.


80% of persons in the registry are women and 20% are men.
The "average" woman is 45 years of age and currently weights 145 lbs, while the "average" man is 49 years of age and currently weights 190 lbs.
Registry members have lost an average of 66 lbs and kept it off for 5.5 years.
These averages, however, hide a lot of diversity:
Weight losses have ranged from 30 to 300 lbs.
Duration of successful weight loss has ranged from 1 year to 66 years!
Some have lost the weight rapidly, while others have lost weight very slowly--over as many as 14 years.

We have also started to learn about how the weight loss was accomplished: 45% of registry participants lost the weight on their own and the other 55% lost weight with the help of some type of program.
98% of Registry participants report that they modified their food intake in some way to lose weight.
94% increased their physical activity,
with the most frequently reported form of activity being walking.
There is variety in how NWCR members keep the weight off.
Most report continuing to
maintain a low calorie, low fat diet and doing high levels of activity.

78% eat breakfast every day.
75% weigh them self at least once a week.
62% watch less than 10 hours of TV per week.
90% exercise, on average, about 1 hour per day.

Time for Bed

1 comment:

Leonie said...

I always thought that the exercise and breakfast statistics were interesting....