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Step Diet: Count Steps, Not Calories

The Step Diet: What the Experts Say continued...

Finn adds that "dieters feel empowered, because counting steps is something measurable that makes physical activity fun," a real bonus for anyone struggling to lose weight.

"The Step Diet cuts through all the clutter and scary science terms and makes losing weight or maintaining weight very doable for most everyone," Finn tells WebMD. The diet is very practical with good advice on how to trim calories. There are no gimmicks or restricted foods, and it allows all your favorites. The key? You just might need to add some extra steps to walk off the calories.

If more people simply cut back on portions and became more physically active, Finn thinks we wouldn't have an obesity problem in the United States.

The Step Diet: Food for Thought

You can walk your way to weight loss with this sensible program. The Step Diet helps break the cycle of losing weight only to regain it a few months later by counting steps and trimming portions -- it is as simple as 1, 2, 3.

The single best tool for keeping weight off is exercise. Hill's work with the NWCR has provided keen insight into the different needs for successful weight loss and weight maintenance.

"Successful maintainers need more physical activity than dieters and the more they walk, the more they can eat" says Hill.

The Step Diet book is packed with useful advice and tidbits of information to help curtail bad weight-gaining habits and find ways to walk more. The biggest step you can take is to go buy this book and start pounding the pavement every day. This could very well be your last diet.

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