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Will I lose more weight if I join a weight-loss program?

James O. Hill
Nutrition & Dietetics
Not necessarily. Studies show that people who've successfully lost weight and kept it off are about evenly divided between those who joined a weight-loss program and those who lost the weight on their own. They're also evenly divided between those who lost weight rapidly on a diet and exercise plan and those who lost the weight slowly and gradually over a long period of time.

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