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International Business Times

It was concluded that consistency predicted long-term success in losing weight. "Higher variability in weekly weights during the first 6 and 12 weeks of treatment predicted poorer subsequent weight loss 1 and 2 years after treatment initiation," the study concluded. "This study goes even further in supporting the importance of early weight changes by showing that weekly variability in weight, above and beyond how much weight is lost, predicts weight loss maintenance up to two years later," Feig was quoted as saying in an article published by the Drexel University referring to the study. Participants who reported lower emotional eating, binge eating and preoccupation with food at the start of the study showed higher weight variability and less weight loss overall.


Health: For their baby's sake, Mothers-to-be should gain no more than 3st 11lb in pregnancy

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Expectant mothers with a normal or underweight body mass index (BMI) should look to gain no more than 3st 11lb (24 kg) while pregnant so their baby doesn't get sick. Researchers led from Wuhan University studied data on 15.8 million pregnancies to determine the optimum amount of weight mothers-to-be should put on. Based on their findings, they have recommended that women with higher BMIs not be encouraged to maintain or lose weight during pregnancy -- but to gain less. For example, the team have concluded that the ideal weight gain for mildly obese women during pregnancy is 18–35 lbs (8–16 kg). Expectant mothers with a normal or underweight body mass index (BMI) should look to gain no more than 3st 11lb (24 kg) while pregnant so their baby doesn't get sick, a study has found The investigation was conducted by obstetrician Huijun Chen of the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University and colleagues.


Weight loss apps don't help users with one really important thing

Mashable

There is a secret to weight loss that should be more widely known and it has nothing to do with supplements, specialized diets, or intermittent fasting. Instead, it's something that countless people, especially after a yearlong pandemic, have in common: trauma. Scientists began understanding the relationship between weight gain and trauma decades ago. Since then, they've learned that negative, life-altering experiences can lead to weight gain and difficulty losing weight. Surprisingly, however, that critical insight is nowhere to be found in the place you'd most expect it.


Nearly All Infants Lose Weight After They're Born. So Why Do Hospitals Focus on It So Obsessively?

Slate

It's ridiculous how many expectations and conventions exist around childbirth and parenting. But over the course of writing two books about this time of life, I've come to appreciate that there are some things you simply can not anticipate: things people don't talk about, sometimes because they are sad, sometimes uncomfortable, sometimes just plain weird. I think we should talk about them--and, more than that, we should use data to really understand them. Acknowledging the data can often relieve a lot of the pressure on parents, either by reflecting experiences that feel isolating in the moment or by presenting us with a greater range of choices than we might have thought we had. In that spirit, I have a series in Slate this week about how data helps illuminate childbirth and parenting's most underdiscussed topics.


Best Adjustable Dumbbells of 2022

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Are you ready to add some muscle mass or drop a pound or two? Then you might want to consider investing in an adjustable dumbbell set with a good weight selection for your strength training regimen. Even the best adjustable dumbbells take up far less room in your home gym than a regular dumbbell set or a full weight rack. The best dumbbells just take a small adjustment, so as you put on muscle and get stronger, you won't need to buy heavier weights. Adjustable weight options mean the weights will get heavier as you need them to, and you can keep on building muscle throughout your continuing workouts.