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Losing pounds slowly is the best approach and the most likely way to keep them off. If you lose weight too fast, you’ll lose muscle, bone, and water instead of fat. Aim to lose 1-2 pounds per week, and avoid fad diets or foods. It’s best to base your weight loss on changes you can stick with over time. For faster results, work with your doctor or a dietician to make sure that you stay healthy and get the nutrients that you need.

From: How to Lose Weight Safely WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Caroline Apovian, MD, Nutrition and Weight Management Center, Boston Medical Center.

Monica Auslander, registered dietitian, Essence Nutrition, Miami.

Alison Borkowska, PhD, WeightNot.

Jewels Lett, registered dietitian.

Jessica Levings, Balanced Pantry.

Dana Simpler, MD, Mercy Medical Center.

Adrienne Youdim, MD.

Robert Ziltzer, MD, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center.

International Journal of Behavioral Medicine : “The association between rate of initial weight loss and long-term success in obesity treatment: does slow and steady win the race?”

Obesity Reviews : “Lessons from obesity management programmes: greater initial weight loss improves long-term maintenance.”

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: “Staying Away from Fad Diets.”

CDC: “Losing Weight.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Healthy Eating Plan.”

Mayo Clinic: “Chart of High-Fiber Foods.”

USDA: “All About the Protein Foods Group.”

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on February 07, 2019

SOURCES:

Caroline Apovian, MD, Nutrition and Weight Management Center, Boston Medical Center.

Monica Auslander, registered dietitian, Essence Nutrition, Miami.

Alison Borkowska, PhD, WeightNot.

Jewels Lett, registered dietitian.

Jessica Levings, Balanced Pantry.

Dana Simpler, MD, Mercy Medical Center.

Adrienne Youdim, MD.

Robert Ziltzer, MD, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center.

International Journal of Behavioral Medicine : “The association between rate of initial weight loss and long-term success in obesity treatment: does slow and steady win the race?”

Obesity Reviews : “Lessons from obesity management programmes: greater initial weight loss improves long-term maintenance.”

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: “Staying Away from Fad Diets.”

CDC: “Losing Weight.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Healthy Eating Plan.”

Mayo Clinic: “Chart of High-Fiber Foods.”

USDA: “All About the Protein Foods Group.”

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on February 07, 2019

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