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10 Ways to Lose Weight Without Dieting – WebMD

Simple changes to your lifestyle can help you lose weight and keep it off.

Sure, you can lose weight quickly. There are plenty of fad diets that work to shed pounds rapidly -- while leaving you feeling hungry and deprived. But what good is losing weight only to regain it? To keep pounds off permanently, it's best to lose weight slowly. And many experts say you can do that without going on a "diet." Instead, the key is making simple tweaks to your lifestyle.

One pound of fat -- is equal to 3,500 calories. By shaving 500 calories a day through dietary and exercise modifications, you can lose about a pound a week. If you only need to maintain your current weight, shaving 100 calories a day is enough to avoid the extra 1-2 pounds most adults gain each year.

Adopt one or more of these simple, painless strategies to help lose weight without going on a "diet":

WebMD Weight Loss Clinic-Feature

SOURCES: WebMD Feature: "With Fruits and Veggies, MoreMatters." 2005 U.S. Dietary Guidelines. Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD,author, The Pocket Idiot's Guide to the New Food Pyramids. ElaineMagee, MPH, RD,author, Comfort Food Makeovers. Brian Wansink, PhD,professor and director, Cornell Food and Brand Lab, Ithaca, N.Y.; author,Mindless Eating. Barbara Rolls, PhD, professor of nutritional sciences;and director, laboratory for the study of human ingestive behaviors, Penn StateUniversity; and author, The Volumetrics Eating Plan.

10 Ways to Lose Weight Without Dieting - WebMD

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