There’s an elite online forum in which men and women answer questions and talk about their daily routines, diet, and exercise. The thing is, this registry is invite-only, and it’s exclusive to the trim and fit. But before you think that’s not-so-nice, know that it’s for the sake of science that could help people everywhere to be their fittest, healthiest, best selves.
Here’s what you get in return: By being part of the Registry you’ll be sent updates on new insights from members and new papers. But that’s minor compared to what you’ll be helping the scientiests to discover—and then reveal to the public.
Here’s an example of some of their recent findings: Nearly all of the 147 adult Registry participants rely on simple habitual behaviors to maintain their healthy weight. They don’t buy in to fads, trends, or restrictive diets—something most men and women fall victim to when trying to lose weight.
Here are some more fast facts:
– 96% reported eating breakfast
– 42% exercised 5+ times a week,
– 50% weighed themselves at least weekly.
– 74% never or rarely dieted
– 92% reported being conscious of what they ate
– 44% reported at least one non-restrictive strategy for maintaining weight control including listening to inner cues, cooking at home, and eating high-quality, non-processed foods
“If you struggle with weight, try adding these simple practices to your routine, you may be surprised how easy it is to be healthy!” Brian Wansink, PhD, director of the Food and Brand Lab and author of the bookSlim by Design said in a press release. “Most slim people don’t employ restrictive diets or intense health regimens to stay at a healthy weight. Instead, they practice easy habits.”
To see if you’re eligible to join The Global Healthy Weight Registry and have your answers included in future reports, go here. All names are kept confidential and there’s no cost to join. Even if you’re not eligible to be part of the Registry, you can stay up-to-date on some of their findings as a Registry Friend.
Source: Men’s Fitness