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Updated by Medshape Clinics on Nov 09, 2017
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How To Turn The Tide On Weight Gain

Holding the line at your current weight can be difficult. The following tips may help...

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Get Support

Get Support

Work with your doctor, nutritionist or personal trainer in setting healthy achievable goals and taking small steps to help make your weight loss journey a success.

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Slow But Steady Wins The Race

Slow But Steady Wins The Race

It's a cliché but it's true. Trimming 5% to 10% of your starting weight is a realistic goal with excellent health benefits. If you want to lose weight and keep it off, take your time and be consistent. (Related article: Rapid Weight Loss Do Not Lead To Health Benefits)

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Eat Healthy

Eat Healthy

Focus on vegetables and whole grains, which are digested slowly. Limit refined carbohydrates. Enjoy moderate amounts of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats in your diet. Cut down on saturated fats and avoid trans fats. (Related article: Healthy Weight Loss: Regularity Is The Key)

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Maintain Caloric Balance

Maintain Caloric Balance

Taking in more calories than you burn off adds extra pounds. Burning off more calories than you take in shaves pounds. Eating right is knowing how many calories you are taking in compared to how many calories you are burning. (Related article: Counting Calories To Lose Weight)

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Be More Active

Be More Active

A 60 to 90 minutes a day of moderate activity is recommended if you are struggling to maintain a healthy weight or need to lose weight. Walking is safe for practically everyone. Talk to your doctor if you'd like to include more vigorous activities. (Related article: Exercises That Help You Burn 500 Calories in 30 Minutes)

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Get Enough Sleep

Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is a cornerstone of weight management because of the impact it has on your hormones that control how you burn fat, how you store fat, and how you're maintaining muscle. The better your hormone balance, the better your weight management.