A new study by Pennsylvania State University offers important guidance for staying slim once we achieve an optimal body weight. The new research examined practices used by more than 1100 formerly overweight people to keep weight off after successful dieting. They found that those most likely to stay slim used one or more of four key strategies: 1) a diet rich in low-fat proteins, 2) a consistent exercise program, 3) personal rewards for meeting diet and exercise goals, and 4) regular reminders of the benefits of weight management. Importantly, the new research highlights that these important weight maintenance strategies are different from those most apt to help people during successful transitions to a healthy weight. Learn more about the new research at Keep It Off.