Texts from doctor help maintain quick weight loss

Supportive text messages from a doctor or other clinician stop dieters who have lost weight piling the pounds back on, new research has found.

One of the major problems for weight-loss programmes is that patients who achieve quick weight loss often regain it soon afterwards.

But a study suggests that following the initial programme with tailored text messages not only prevents patients from falling into that trap, it can help them lose even more weight.

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