How can I achieve long-term weight control?

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The best way to achieve long-term weight control is to establish healthy eating and exercise habits that you can maintain for years to come. If you're overweight and need to lose, look for a program that helps you cut calories while eating balanced proportions of foods from all food groups. You don't have to stop eating your favorite foods. Instead, find lower-calorie versions of them. You’ll want to increase physical activity as well.

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Losing the weight is only one step in the journey to better overall health. After the weight is gone, it's all about maintenance – adopting a lifestyle that incorporates healthy eating, daily exercise and continued goal setting. A...

nd there are lots of different ways to maintain your weight that help make the lifestyle switch easier: eat breakfast daily, load up on fruits and veggies and establish manageable weight loss habits like walking once a day. All of these can be easily incorporated in your healthy weight maintenance plan and keep you from putting the pounds back on.
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