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Are popular diets effective?

Balanced food plans encourage making wise choices about everyday foods so you can maintain a healthy weight throughout your lifetime. Many popular diet plans eliminate certain foods or food groups altogether and emphasize others. While women can lose weight on these diets, they may find themselves dangerously deficient in certain nutrients or food groups and dangerously high in others. In most cases, women who go on these diets tend to regain any lost weight when the diet ends. That's because these diets don't help you change your lifestyle and your way of handling food and temptation in the long run.

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