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What should you do to diet for losing weight?

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For your diet:

Talk to your doctor about how many calories you should consume to lose weight. For women it’s generally up to 1,500 calories a day; for men it’s up to 1,800.

You’ll need to cut your calories by 500 to 1,000 calories a day to lose that 1-2 pounds per week.

  • Eat more fruits and vegetables.
  • Get good protein and plenty of fiber.
  • Limit salt, sugar, and fat.
  • Be careful with your portions.

From: What Is a Healthy Weight? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: “Healthy Weight.”

National Institutes of Health: “Aim for a Healthy Weight.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Weight Management and Obesity,” “Weight Control and Obesity FAQ.”

Mayo Clinic: “Obesity.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 18, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: “Healthy Weight.”

National Institutes of Health: “Aim for a Healthy Weight.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Weight Management and Obesity,” “Weight Control and Obesity FAQ.”

Mayo Clinic: “Obesity.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 18, 2019

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