Weight Loss, Nutrition, and Learning About the Best Foods for Your Fit Life

Our Fall Edition of the 21-Day Definitions Nutrition Challenge begins this Monday. Yes, this Monday! If you’re still on the fence about doing the Challenge, you’re probably not alone. Grab a friend and do the Nutrition Challenge together! Having a partner and high-level coaching as done in the Definition’s 21-Day Nutrition Challenge increases your opportunity for learning, fun, and most of all—success.

Colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine conducted a two-year trial with 344 men and women. The goal was to achieve and maintain a 5 to 10 percent weight loss. Volunteers were educated on maintaining a healthy diet with physical activity, given pedometers and enrolled in exercise sessions. A total of 63 people enrolled in the program alone and 281 enrolled with a friend or family member. All volunteers were then split into three groups. Group A trained alone. Group B had a partner, but received little coaching. Group C had a partner and had a high level of coaching. Their progress was measured at intervals of 6, 12, 18 and 24 months.

Volunteers with a partner and high level coaching as in Group C lost the most weight at each measurement interval. Additionally, the volunteers with partners that shed at least 5 percent of their body weight experienced a greater weight loss than those whose partner shifted less than 5 percent.

Most Challenge participants lose 7-10 pounds on average over the course of 21 days. Moreover, you gain education for a lifetime, get personalized coaching and join a supportive community. We will discuss nutrition success strategies to overcome your specific obstacles. It’s not too late to register, and grab a partner to increase your chance of fitness success.