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"Changes in small daily habits can result in successful weight-loss maintenance." I recently led a study published in the International Journal of Obesity, which found the key to maintaining a healthy weight is to reinforce healthy habits. Imagine each time a person gets home in the evening they eat a snack. When they first eat the snack, a mental link is formed between the context (getting home) and their response to the context (eating a snack). Every time they subsequently snack in response to getting home, the link strengthens, to the point getting home prompts automatic snacking; and the habit is formed! article continues overleaf... © Dietitian Connection 13 Infuse | September 2019