Most people know that being overweight is not healthy, yet losing weight can
be difficult. This guide will help you through the weight loss process by explaining
how successful weight loss really happens. If you've tried to lose weight before,
don't view past efforts as failure. Instead, learn better weight-loss strategies,
try again, and make this time different!
- I. Healthy Weight Loss
- Step 1: The benefits of a healthy
- Step 2: What is your ideal weight?
- Step 3: Causes and medical considerations
- Step 4: How to lose weight the
- II. The Basics of Losing Weight
- Step 5: Modify your diet
- Step 6: Create healthy food habits
- Step 7: Get moving
- III. Motivation and Help
- Step 8: Small steps add up
- Step 9: You can do it
- Step 10: Choosing a weight loss
- Step 11: Medication and surgery
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Review Date: 4/17/2007
Reviewed By: Patrika Tsai, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
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