Contributed by: NAPSA
(NAPSA) - Experts agree that, in order for a weight-loss plan to be effective, it's important to match the plan with the lifestyle. Depending on your eating habits (do you like to snack during the day? Are you a late-night eater?) and your need for structure, certain approaches may or may not be right for you.
To help determine your weight-loss profile, take the following quiz. For each question, simply circle the number of the answer that sounds most like you:
When I'm losing weight:
When I'm cooking, I:
I'm more likely to:
If your answers are mostly 1s, then rules and regulations are essential to your weight-loss efforts. Find a program that is prescriptive in its approach while, at the same time, ensuring that following its rules is good for your health. If your answers are mostly 2s, you like some guidance as you're losing weight, but you also like the freedom of choosing what makes sense for you. Find a flexible plan that works with your busy lifestyle. Finally, if your answers are mostly 3s, the more choices you have, the better you're able to stick to a program. Find a program that adapts to the ever-changing needs in your life.
No matter what your weight-loss profile, research by S. Heshka and others, published in the "Journal of the American Medical Association," shows that people who attend Weight Watchers meetings lose three times more weight than those who try to lose weight on their own. In addition, the company's "Be Our Guest" policy allows people to visit a participating meeting before deciding whether to join.
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