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Losing pounds can be easier than maintaining weight loss

By Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 03, 2012

~~<p>Losing weight is easier than maintaining the reduced body weight. Many people have even lost hundreds of pounds over decades but the pounds creep back on (in some cases gallop back) until the old weight has returned, plus some. The challenge of maintaining a reduced body weight is both physiologically complex and emotionally frustrating.</p>
<p><strong>QUESTION:</strong> Why is maintaining weight loss so complex?</p>
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Losing weight is easier than maintaining the reduced body weight. Many people have even lost hundreds of pounds over decades but the pounds creep back on (in some cases gallop back) until the old weight has returned, plus some. The challenge of maintaining a reduced body weight is both physiologically complex and emotionally frustrating.

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