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You’ve probably heard the saying, “calories in, calories out”; as in, you just need to burn more calories than you eat and drink. But it’s not that simple, as many people can tell you from their own experience. Your metabolism -- how well your body turns calories into fuel -- also matters. And if you cut too many calories, it’s bad for you. You slow down your metabolism, and that can make you fall short on some nutrients.

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 7, 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 7, 2019

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