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Losing Weight

5 Steps to Lose Weight and Keep It Off

Why Lose Weight?

The benefits of maintaining a healthy weight go far beyond improved energy and smaller clothing sizes. By losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight, you are also likely to enjoy a higher quality-of-life too.

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5 Steps to Lose Weight & Keep It Off

Learning to balance healthy eating and physical activity can help you lose weight more easily and keep it off.

Take it from people who have successfully maintained weight loss:

  • 98% have modified their eating habits.
  • 94% have increased their physical activity, especially walking.

Conquer Cravings with These Healthy Substitutions

We have all experienced food cravings – and often those cravings have to do with texture – like something creamy or crunchy.

Food textures play a big role in whether we like or dislike certain foods. For example, while you may not like mushy canned peas, you may be surprised that you like fresh or barely cooked peas.

Luckily, eating healthy includes foods of all sorts of textures and flavors. Here are some suggestions on satisfying your cravings with nutritious snacks of a variety of textures.

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Keeping a Healthy Body Weight

Keeping a Healthy Body Weight

Maintaining your ideal body weight is tough, no matter where you are in your weight loss journey. If you’re overweight, losing even a few pounds can improve your health, so every step in the right direction counts! Use these tips to set yourself up for success.

Eating When Not Hungry

A binge is when you eat a lot of food in a short time and it's usually not healthy food. Many people also eat when they are feeling upset, angry, stressed, sad, lonely or fearful. Emotions such as these can be powerful triggers to eat. Here are some tips to help you control binge, emotional and nighttime eating.

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