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Want a Weight-Loss Plan that Works?
There are plenty of ways to quickly drop pounds, but to keep it off for the long term — plan to lose weight slowly. If you have struggled with losing weight and keeping it off, it's probably time you revisit weight-loss basics.
- Make smart food choices from every group.
Your body needs the right fuel to stay energized and strong. The best way to get the nutrients you need is to enjoy a wide-variety of foods from all of the food groups: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and low-fat dairy.
- Get the most nutrition from your calories.
You can make a big difference in your calorie intake by eating and drinking smaller portions and limiting foods that are high in sodium, solid fats and added sugars.
- Balance food and physical activity.
To reach a healthy weight, make sure to include physical activity in your day. The minimum for good health is 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week, but some need to be physically active for longer to reach a healthy weight.
For assistance developing a customized eating and physical activity plan that works for you, consult a registered dietitian in your area and visit our Back to Basics for Healthy Weight Loss page.
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