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How to Reach a Healthy Weight (and Stay There)

Nutrition Tip

posted by Research Admin 1 on 5 July 2019

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

Getting to a healthy weight doesn’t have to mean losing a lot of weight. Taking off just 5% to 10%—10 to 20 pounds for a 200-pound person—can make a big difference in your health and well-being. But how do you shed the pounds and, more importantly, keep them off?

If you’ve previously gone on a diet and lost weight, only to gain it all back (often with a few extra pounds), you know how hard it is to make weight loss stick. And trying over and over again can leave you feeling pretty discouraged.

It’s time for a different plan, one that fits your life, not a diet you go on (and off).

Read our latest feature for tips to help you get started and keep going, including the best predictor of weight loss success. (It isn’t willpower!). Go to: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/managing/healthy-weight.html?deliveryName=USCDC_384-DM4113