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Looking for Fast Weight Loss? Think Again!
If you are overweight, try to lose weight slowly. Lose about 1/2
to 1 pound a week until you reach a healthy weight. Keep track
of your progress. To help you lose weight, ask for help from
your doctor or a dietitian. Be wary of misleading programs and
ads that offer quick weight loss.
1. "Lose 30 Pounds in Just 30 Days" and "Lose Weight Fast..."
Fast weight loss could harm your health. Unless your doctor
advises it, don't look for programs that promise quick weight
loss. Most overweight people should lose weight gradually. For
safe and healthy weight loss, try not to exceed a rate of two
pounds per week. The faster you lose weight, the more likely you
are to gain it back. Sometimes, people with serious health
problems associated with obesity may have legitimate reasons for
losing weight rapidly. If so, a physician's supervision is
2. "Lose Weight While You Sleep." Two common reasons for being
overweight are eating too much and not being active enough. To
be successful at losing weight, you need to change your
lifestyle and not just go on a diet. This requires cutting back
on the number of calories you eat by eating smaller amounts of
foods and choosing foods lower in calories. It also means being
more physically active. Claims for diet products and programs
that promise weight loss without effort are often phony.
3. "Lose Weight and Keep It Off for Good." Be suspicious about
products promising long-term or permanent weight loss. To lose
weight and keep it off, you must change how you eat and how much
4. "Ultimate Weight Loss Secrets...Breakthrough" There are no
'secrets' or miracle weight-loss programs. To lose weight, you
have to reduce your intake of calories and increase your
physical activity. There is no magic pill for obesity or weight
5. "Jane Lost 90 Pounds in 5 Weeks." Just because someone
achieved good results with a particular weight loss program
doesn't mean that you'll get the same results too. Even if the
claims are true, someone else's success may have little relation
to your own chances of success.
6. "Lose Weight... Eat what you like" To be successful at losing
weight, you may need to change what you eat and your eating
habits. This may require cutting back on the number of calories
you eat by eating smaller amounts of foods and choosing foods
lower in calories. You may need to avoid certain types of foods.
7. "Lose Weight Without Exercising..." To lose weight and to
maintain a healthy weight after weight loss, many adults will
likely need to do more than 30 minutes of moderate to intensive
physical activity daily. Physical activity decreases the risk of
dying from coronary heart disease and reduces the risk of
developing diabetes, hypertension, and certain cancers. Research
shows that daily physical activity may help a person lose weight
by partially lessening the slow-down in metabolism that occurs
during weight loss.
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