If you’ve ever dieted before, you know how hard it is to keep the weight off for good. New research suggests that if you maintain your weight loss for at least 52 weeks, it’ll be easier to maintain that weight in the long run.
You don’t necessarily need to deprive yourself, either. Just eat more vegetables.
Given the sample size (no pun intended), I’d stick to what this study found about how long you need to keep weight off to make it a more permanent change.