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Will You Keep the Weight Off?

Will You Keep the Weight Off?

by Camille Noe Pagán

You've worked hard to drop the pounds. Now find out if you'll stay slim or slip up.

What motivated you to lose weight?
1 of 7 questions

Option A

Your ex got married to a skinny chick.

Option B

You wanted more energy (and yes, to look better).

Option C

You had a class reunion coming up.

Option D

Your doctor issued you an ultimatum.

Going from flab to fab felt like it took forever.
2 of 7 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

What was your slim-down strategy?
3 of 7 questions

Option A

You went high-protein. Mmm, bacon!

Option B

You became a gym rat.

Option C

You ate less and exercised more.

Option D

You invented a diet: lettuce and Diet Coke, three times a day.

Your exercise routine is:
4 of 7 questions

Option A

Routine. You stick to the same cardio class once a week.

Option B

Nonexistent! Eating healthfully is enough to keep you slim.

Option C

Sporadic. You work out when you can find the time.

Option D

Varied. You exercise four or more times weekly, often trying new things.

You're not on a diet anymore, but you do watch your portion sizes and try to eat healthfully.
5 of 7 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

How often do you step on the scale? (Be honest!)
6 of 7 questions

Option A

A couple times a week.

Option B

Every time you pass it!

Option C

Only when you're at the doctor's office.

Option D

Never — ignorance is bliss.

What would you do if you noticed you'd put five pounds back on?
7 of 7 questions

Option A

Break out the Oreos, then go back on your diet the next day.

Option B

Go on a 1,000-calorie-a-day regimen until you slim back down.

Option C

Curse your genetics — you were destined to be heavy.

Option D

Exercise a little more and use a food diary to pinpoint the problem.