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How can I lose 10 pounds?

Manuel Villacorta
Nutrition & Dietetics
If you need to lose ten pounds, I don't refer to it as weight loss. I call it fine-tuning for people who want to go down a dress size. In this case, you'll meet your goal with 90 percent nutrition and 10 percent exercise. This group tends to be comprised of the most active people, but more often than not, they need to slow down and watch their nutrition even more closely. Typical weight loss for this category is going to be one-half to one pound a week. If you reduce calories too much, you will shut down. You are more at risk for eating too little and creating a plateau. When clients tell me they need to lose five pounds, I always ask if they really, really want to, because those last pounds are the hardest to come off. You can either stop the wine or stop the dessert, or just live with that five pounds and enjoy your comforts. For you, it may not be what you eat, just the frequency with which you're eating or drinking, your portions, or the composition of your meals.
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Eating Free: The Carb-Friendly Way to Lose Inches, Embrace Your Hunger, and Keep Weight Off for Good

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