First Advisor

Collins, Robert D.

Second Advisor

Frush, Kristi L.


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

Master of Arts


School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

62 pages


The purpose of this research project was to identify and compile the critical skills, habits, and strategies that have been defined as facilitating successful weight loss maintenance. The concept and perception of the futility of maintaining lost weight is discussed, as well as the importance of changing one's mindset, habits, and lifestyle in order to be successful at long-term weight maintenance. Two key questions asked and discussed are: 1) Why do those who have lost weight experience such a difficult time maintaining that loss, and 2) is it possible to maintain weight loss for any length of time? Utilizing a workshop format, the researcher will teach and share proven skills and habits that have been successfully utilized by those who have maintained weight loss for a period of time in order to answer the research questions. In addition, strategies and ideas will be provided to help reverse the negative thought patterns associated with weight loss maintenance and provide positive motivation to help workshop participants achieve their goals of weight maintenance.

Date of Award

Fall 2010

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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