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How can I lose weight and keep it off without feeling deprived?

Ronald E. Wiisanen, MD
Family Medicine
This is possible primarily by staying physically active during the weight loss period, by reaching a specific metabolic state known as ketosis and by use of certain medications which help control the “appetite center” in the brain.
Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
By avoiding certain food felons (saturated fat, added sugars and syrups, trans fats, and any grains other than whole grains); increasing healthy options like fruits and veggies, whole grains, and lean proteins; and watching portion sizes (try a meal measure as shown on the Dr. Oz show), you'll be able to lose weight and keep it off for the long term without feeling deprived. And using your pedometer to make sure that you step 10,000 steps a day -- every day -- is essential!

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