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Weight Management - Lose or Gain, Then Maintain

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Maybe a few too many pounds have crept on to your body over the years and it's time to get serious about losing weight. Or perhaps you have the opposite problem and you're feeling too skinny. In either case, this is where you can find help getting started with a healthy eating plan and tips to keep you on track.
  1. Getting Started
  2. Lose Weight
  3. Gain Weight
  4. Popular Diets
  5. Fad Diets

Getting Started

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The toughest part of losing or gaining weight might be just getting started. You'll need to change the way you eat and maybe the way you think about food. Here are some articles, tips and tools to help you get your healthy new eating habits established.

Lose Weight

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It shouldn't be difficult to lose weight; just cut down on your intake of calories every day. Unfortunately, tempting foods, stress, emotional factors and lack of time tend to get in the way of successful weight loss. Plus, healthy weight loss takes some time. You need to change bad eating habits into good ones so you'll reach your healthy weight and maintain that weight throughout your life.

Gain Weight

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Since so many people are overweight or obese, most dietary advice focuses on cutting calories. But not everyone needs to lose weight; Maybe you're naturally thin, lost weight as you have aged or have been ill. Here's help for gaining weight without resorting to eating high-calorie junk foods.

Popular Diets

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Here's a look at popular diets that have been around for a long time and have plenty of research to back up their claims for health benefits.

Fad Diets

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These diets come and go. They're not usually backed by any valid science, but they have their supporters none the less.

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