Hint: It’s not gimmick or quick fixes, and it’s definitely not a pill.

The results are in!

A massive study of 10,000 people has revealed the factors that truly matter when it comes to losing weight and keeping it off.

Are you spending your time and energy on the habits and activities that will actually make a difference?

Find out!

This incredibly valuable information comes from the National Weight Control Registry (NWCR). Started in 1994, the NWCR is the largest prospective investigation of long-term weight maintenance to have ever been conducted.

The NWCR is tracking more than 10,000 individuals – some of whom have lost significant amounts of weight and kept it off for long periods. Annual surveys and detailed questionnaires are used to examine the behavioral and psychological characteristics and strategies of those who have been successful.

The NWCR is 80% women and 20% men. The average woman in the study is 45 years old and weighs 145 pounds while the average man is 49 years old and weighs 190 pounds.

Registry members have lost on average 66 pounds and kept it off for five and a half years!

Registry data shows that 45 percent of participants lost weight on their own and 55 percent lost weight with the help of a program.

So, what can we learn from the techniques favored by these weight loss success stories?

  • Make better food choices. A low-calorie, low-fat diet was at the core, and 98 percent modified their food intake in some way.
  • Get moving. High levels of activity are also an important factor. 94 percent increased their physical activity, with walking being the most frequently reported form of exercise. 90 percent report exercising one hour per day.
  • Don’t skip the most important meal of the day. 78 percent make sure to eat breakfast daily.
  • Check in. 75 percent report weighing themselves at least once per week.
  • Turn off the tube. 62 percent watch fewer than ten hours of television per week.

This NWCR data serves as an important reminder that fundamentals and data are at the center of successful weight loss.

And yet, we’re bombarded with conflicting information from celebrity experts, fad diets, meal replacement systems, and supplements.

With all that misinformation floating around, it’s no wonder that so many of us are confused about how to achieve real, long-term success.

We designed Lume™ around these basic, proven principles, and we intend to magnify the power of these principles by empowering individuals with accurate, actionable information rooted in scientific data.

Psst—the NWCR is highly respected for its commitment to accurate, authentic science. So is MetaLogics, the company that brought you Lume. It’s no accident that both the NWCR and MetaLogics were cofounded by the same person, Dr. Jim Hill of the University of Colorado. As a science-based organization, MetaLogics pays close attention to evidence-based solutions, and having Dr. Jim Hill on our Board helps with that mission.