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    Women lost an average of 14.5 lbs or 6.9% after two years with Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)


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    Friday, May 13, 2011 10:04 am Email this article
    A total of 16,568 women who renewed their annual membership for two years in Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), a low-cost, nonprofit weight loss program, had lost an average of 14.5 lbs or 6.9 percent after two years.

    The cost for Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)is $27.50 per year for those in the US or Canada, and $43.50 for not living in the US or Canada. Body Weight

    Starting body weight: 215 lbs; Weight after two years: 200 lbs

    The average starting weight of the women was 215 lbs.

    After two years their weight had dropped to 200 lbs.

    REFERENCE

    Mitchell N, Dickinson L, Kempe A, Tsai A. Determining the effectiveness of take off pounds sensibly (tops), a nationally available nonprofit weight loss program. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Mar, 19(3):568-73.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Nia S. Mitchell
    Department of Internal Medicine
    Division of General Internal Medicine
    Colorado Health Outcomes
    Center for Human Nutrition
    University of Colorado Denver
    Denver, Colorado, USA
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    What is TOPS?

    What is TOPS? A description from their website

    “TOPS = Take Off Pounds Sensibly

    “TOPS Club, Inc. is the original, nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization,” according to their website.

    “We were established in 1948 to champion weight-loss support and success. TOPS promotes successful, affordable weight management with a philosophy that combines:

    “TOPS Fees [ as of May 2011 ]:”

    “TOPS’ annual membership fee is $26 in the US and $30 in Canada, plus nominal chapter fees (on average, $5 per month) collected for local chapter expenses.

    “If members’ spouse and children age 7 through 17 join and prefer not to receive their own copy of TOPS News, they pay half price.

    “TOPS Membership:”

    “TOPS is comprised of men, women, and children age 7 and older, with about 170,000 members in nearly 10,000 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.

    “Visitors are welcome to attend their first TOPS meeting free of charge.

    “Members meet weekly in their local chapters, where they receive positive reinforcement and motivation in adhering to their food and exercise plans.

    “New members consult with their healthcare professionals to obtain a healthy goal weight and share it with the chapter Weight Recorder.”

    TOPS Contact Info

    TOPS Contact Info

    TOPS Club, Inc
    4575 South Fifth Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53207
    414.482.4620 phone
    http://www.tops.org
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    Before and After Pictures

    Before and after pictures from TOPS.org

    Here are Before and After pictures from TOPS.org.

     

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