Real Results

White Paper: Every Pound Lost Can Make a Difference for Your Health

Most people assume they have to lose a significant amount of weight to see health benefits; however, research shows losing as little as 3% or 5% body weight can improve a person’s health. Real Appeal’s data reveals the more program sessions a member attended, the more likely he or she was to achieve 5% weight loss — which can help lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and reduce health care costs.

One Million Pounds Lost
& Growing

As of September 2017, we are celebrating the success of our 100,000+ members that have collectively reached a new milestone of one million pounds lost. We honor our members’ commitment to a healthy lifestyle, as they continue to find success and life-changing transformation through Real Appeal. 

We’re sparking the transformation in our members and since inception have seen 1,014,365 pounds lost and growing.

Rooted in clinical research.

Real Appeal’s approach is based on one of the largest, most ambitious clinical studies* focusing on lasting lifestyle change. The formula is simple: small, steady, sustainable steps are the path to a healthier future. 

Real Results

White Paper: Making the Science of Behavior Change Appealing

The health care industry is facing significant cost increases driven by obesity-related chronic conditions. Traditional weight loss and disease prevention programs have limited success because they don’t address the major obstacles to long term behavior change. Real Appeal’s research reveals strategies and tools that are effective in driving engagement and program persistence.

The science behind our success.

Want to dig in to what really makes us different? We’ve pulled together peer-reviewed research articles from academic publications that show why we’re able to guarantee our results.

Consensus on Safe and Effective Lifestyle Strategies for Weight Loss

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Intensive Lifestyle Interventions for Overweight and Obesity Scientific Basis and History

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Is 5 Percent Weight Loss Satisfactory Criterion for Clinically Significant Weight Loss

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Long Term Weight Loss with Behavior Change is Possible

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Modest Weight Loss Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

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Caloric Restriction is Safe and Effective for Weight Loss and Health Benefits

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You Can Lose Weight Using a Variety of Diet Plans

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guidelines on Preventive Care

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Fifty Years of Behavioral/Lifestyle Interventions for Overweight and Obesity: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?

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Led by experts with real passion.

Clinical Advisors & Research

Our Clinical Advisory Board carefully oversees and guides the addition of each new tool and idea, ensuring consistent support and healthier transformations for each member.

  • Caroline Apovian, M.D., FACP, FACN

  • Louis J. Aronne, M.D., FACP

  • John Foreyt, Ph.D.

  • Donna Ryan, M.D.

  • Steven R. Smith, M.D.

  • Deneen Vojta, M.D.

  • Donald A. Williamson, Ph.D.

  • Rena R. Wing, Ph.D.

*In the past 20 years, researchers have demonstrated that structured weight-loss and lifestyle-change programs can accomplish three critical employee and population health goals:1. Improving overall health outcomes for individuals who are overweight and obese but do not yet have prediabetes or diabetes (Jensen, M.D., Ryan, D.H., Donato, K.A. et al, 2014) 2. Reducing the progression to diabetes in those who have prediabetes (Williamson, D.A., Bray, G.A., & Ryan, D.H, 2015) 3. Improving clinical markers for individuals who already have Type 2 diabetes (Espeland, M.A., Glick, H.A., Bertoni, A., et al for the Look AHEAD Research Group, 2014)