What is the key to maintaining a healthy weight?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Many of us go on a diet, but few lose weight. Studies show dieting only has a 5 to 9% success rate. For the rest of us, restricting what we eat slows our metabolism and leads us to binge down the road (a recipe for weight gain). Instead, experts say the key to maintaining a healthy weight is to change how we think about food.

One way people successfully do so is with hypnosis.

This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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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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