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Secrets to Successful Weight Loss

Researchers set out to determine why some people lose weight and are able to maintain it, while others lose then regain weight. A database called the National Weight Control Registry holds information from 4000 individuals who successfully lost 66 pounds on average and maintained the loss for over 5 ½ years. The database provides insight and answers into the burning question—how did they do it?

1. The diets on average were low in calories (women 1306 calories; men 1685 calories) and low in fat.

2. On average, registry participants ate five times per day and the majority of meals were eaten at home. Dining out (including fast food) was limited to 3 times per week.

3. Registry participants were breakfast eaters! 78% of the participants ate breakfast everyday – and there was no difference in calorie intake between the breakfast eaters and non-eaters.

4. Participants increased their physical activity with walking being the most frequently reported form of activity. 90% of participants exercised an average of 1 hour per day.

5. Keep an eye on the scale. 75% weighed themselves at least once a week.

6. Participants limited TV watching to less than 10 hours per week.

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Healthchoice Corner

Healthy Recipes

Whole-Grain Buttermilk Pancakes


▾ 1 1./2 cups white whole-wheat flour (see Tips)
▾ 2 tsp baking powder
▾ 1/4 tsp baking soda
▾ 1/4 tsp salt
▾ 1 large egg
▾ 1 1/2 cups buttermilk (see Tips)
▾ 2 tbsp. canola oil
▾ 1 tbsp. sugar ▾ 1 tsp vanilla extract


Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Whisk egg, buttermilk, oil, sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, add the wet ingredients and whisk just until combined. Resist over mixing.

Let the batter sit, without stirring, for 10 to 15 minutes.

Coat a large nonstick skillet/griddle with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Without stirring the batter, measure out pancakes using about ¼ cup batter per pancake and pour into the pan. Cook until the edges are dry and you see bubbles on the surface, 2 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook until golden brown on the other side, 2 to 4 minutes more. Repeat with the remaining batter.

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Healthchoice Works

What is Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI)?

Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) is a date that is very important to an injured worker. Florida statute section 440.01 defines maximum medical improvement as the date after which further recovery from, or lasting improvement to, an injury or disease can no longer reasonably be anticipated, based upon reasonable medical probability. Basically, it is when the health care provider determines that the employee is recovered from an injury as well as can be expected and that further treatment is unnecessary or impractical.

Once MMI is reached, it is very important that the employee cancel any remaining physical or occupational therapy sessions, unless the treating Dr. wants the remaining sessions completed.

You may also reach the HealthChoice Works team by calling 407-481-7200 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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