Weight loss maintenance is surrounded by so many myths that are perpetuated today through magazines, the internet, and newspaper articles. Many have heard a statistic quoted that 95% of dieters regain the weight. This is poorly supported claim that originated from some very small samples of data decades ago. The fact is, the rate of success varies from diet to diet, some being more effective in the long term, and others less effective. While it’s difficult to pin down an exact percentage, most people know someone (and that someone may even be YOU!) who has struggled to lose weight and keep it off permanently.