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The Good News: Not All Dieters Regain Lost Weight

The bad news: You may have to cut TV out of your routine.

We are constantly reminded that diets do not work and that 95% of all dieters gain back the pounds they lost while dieting. Motivating, right? However a recent report in USAToday has found that some dieters actually can keep the pounds off, especially if they exercise regularly and don't watch a lot of TV. BuzzSugar is not going to like this because those who reported spending an average of four or more hours daily watching TV, playing video games or using the computer outside work were more likely to regain than those who spent one hour or less a day doing those activities.

I am not saying it's the end all be all, but it wouldn't hurt to try and cut your TV time down to an hour or less some days and see what happens. Chances are we'll move a little more and we may even get those things we've been putting off accomplished, like cleaning out the linen closet. After all a 130 pound person can burn about 172 calories per hour doing housework, which is more than double the measly 62 calories per hour she'll burn while watching TV.


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