For those who are overweight or obese, weight loss can go a long way toward improving health status. Even modest weight loss of 5%-10% of your total body weight is likely to produce health benefits, such as improvements in blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugar (1).
However, if you don’t keep the weight off and maintain a healthy lifestyle, all that effort will be for naught. Worse, you might regain the weight and get caught in a vicious cycle of “yo-yo” dieting, where you lose and regain weight several times over.
On average, in the United States, one in two people who lose weight will regain most of it within the first year (2). Moreover, less than one-third will maintain their weight loss for three years (2, 3). These numbers highlight how difficult it can be to achieve long-term weight loss success, especially without the right tools and support to achieve lasting results.
Lasting Success Backed by Science
Isagenix offers science-backed solutions to support both weight loss and long-term weight maintenance. When used as part of a system of Shake Days and Cleanse Days, Isagenix products are effective for supporting weight loss and improving body composition, as demonstrated by the results of several published scientific studies (4-6). Perhaps more importantly, Isagenix products have been shown to offer superior long-term weight maintenance compared to a traditional heart-healthy diet, according to the findings of a long-term clinical research study (6).
In this unprecedented 15-month-long clinical study lead by Paul Arciero, Ph.D., at Skidmore College, overweight and obese men and women lost the weight and maintained their weight loss results. In comparison to a traditional heart-healthy diet, participants that followed the Isagenix System continued to lose body fat and abdominal fat, increased their lean body mass percentage, and maintained improved cardiovascular health markers. In contrast, the heart-healthy group returned to baseline (their original state) or trended toward baseline for all markers despite their lower average calorie intake.
This study, along with other scientific research, offers great insight into what strategies are most effective at helping maintain weight loss results.
Making the transition from a structured weight loss system to a more flexible, long-term weight maintenance plan can be challenging without the right tools. When you’re ready to shift your focus to weight maintenance, the Isagenix System can support your transition into maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Excellent Nutrition Made Effortless
Isagenix products provide the support you need for success, making it almost effortless to get excellent nutrition and the right amount of high-quality protein throughout your day. Regular Cleanse Days, exercise, and tracking progress are useful ways to help maintain weight loss results. Isagenix provides science-backed tools that can help you achieve your goals for successful long-term weight maintenance.
The bottom line is that we want those who follow the Isagenix System to move past weight loss alone. Our system can enable you to live your life looking better, feeling better, eating better, and moving better.
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- Klempel MC, Kroeger CM, Bhutani S, Trepanowski JF, Varady KA. Intermittent fasting combined with calorie restriction is effective for weight loss and cardio-protection in obese women. Nutr J. 2012 Nov 21;11:98. doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-98.
- Kroeger CM, Klempel MC, Bhutani S, Trepanowski JF, Tangney CC, Varady KA. Improvement in coronary heart disease risk factors during an intermittent fasting/calorie restriction regimen: Relationship to adipokine modulations. Nutr Metab. 2012 Oct 31;9(1):98. doi: 10.1186/1743-7075-9-98.
- Arciero PJ, Edmonds R, He F, Ward E, Gumpricht E, Mohr A, Ormsbee MJ, Astrup A. Protein-Pacing Caloric-Restriction Enhances Body Composition Similarly in Obese Men and Women during Weight Loss and Sustains Efficacy during Long-Term Weight Maintenance. Nutrients. 2016 Jul 30;8(8):476. doi: 10.3390/nu8080476.