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What lifestyle changes are most effective for long term weight loss?

Talal Khan, MD
Internal Medicine
A combination of mental, physical and spiritual well-being:
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Exercise regularly
  • Get outdoors
  • Spend time with nature
Also, be sure to eat breakfast and get eight hours of sleep.
 
Partner with a physician-led program for medical weight loss.
 
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JJ Virgin
Health Education
Define your "why" to stay motivated. That might mean spending more time with your grandchildren or fitting into your skinny jeans. It's the key motivator that helps you stay the course. Remember lasting fat loss has more to do than just your diet. You want to get 7-9 hours of solid, uninterrupted sleep every night. You also need to control stress levels and incorporate burst training or another form of exercise.

Congratulations on keeping your eye on the big picture! Some people simply want to get the weight off, but thinking long term with these strategies will help you maintain those results.
John E. Ellis, MD
Anesthesiology
The lifestyle changes that are most effective for long-term weight loss include avoiding hunger, getting a weight loss buddy, and replacing "vice" foods. Watch as I shares my weight loss advice.

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