Friday, July 29, 2005

Jimmy Moore Joins National Weight Control Registry

I received a package of information in the mail on Thursday from the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center in Providence, Rhode Island. They are the group that created the National Weight Control Registry of people who have lost at least 30 pounds and kept it off for a year or more. Yeah, I think I qualify for that! :-)

You may recall that this is the same organization that concluded based on their research that only people who follow a low-fat diet can maintain their weight loss. Well now they're going to have to contend with a man who lost 180 pounds following the low-carb lifestyle to add to their statistics. I can't wait to see their jaws drop!

I had to sign some medical consent forms, before and after pictures, and other information to get started with the five-year observation. They will be sending me a series of very detailed questionnaires about my weight loss and maintenance experience until 2010. The research information will be examined by Brown University Professor Dr. Rena R. Wing and University of Colorado Professor Dr. James O. Hill.

The data that is extrapolated from this research becomes part of those nationally released statistics on weight management that often come out about the best ways to lose weight. Maybe my participation in this research will turn some heads and help people realize that livin' la vida low-carb is not so bad after all. It's a slow process trying to turn the tide of public perception against low-carb, but little by little we can do it.

If you are a weight loss success story and have kept your weight off for over a year, then sign up to be a part of the National Weight Control Registry, too.


Blogger Regina Wilshire said...

You may want to register to participate in the long-term study on low-carb diets being conducted at Albert Einstein in NY:

It's called CCARBS

The eligibility criteria for becoming a participant in the CCARB study is:

1. To have been on a controlled carbohydrate diet for at least two months within the past two years
2. To be 18 years or older
3. To be willing to answer questionnaires online for three years (at baseline, three months and then annually for three years)

7/29/2005 9:39 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

THANKS, Regina! I just signed up with them today. It's a 3-year study and I can't wait to see the results!

7/30/2005 9:49 AM  

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