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Why is slow weight loss better than fast weight loss?

Dropping 10 pounds quickly sounds tempting, but fast weight loss never lasts. In addition, the weight loss is almost always a result of water or muscle loss rather than fat. The answer to long-term weight control is learning to consume the same number of calories as you burn.

Try to keep a food record for at least three days. Pay close attention to the amount of food you consume and portion sizes. Also, record how much and what type of physical activity you are doing. Try to achieve 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity each day, raising your heart rate and burning calories.

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