Weight loss guide

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 LossII. The Basics of Losing WeightIII. Motivation and Help

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How many calories should you cut?

Dietary fats explained

Fast foods

Gastrointestinal surgery

Helping overweight children

High carb diets

Vegetarian diets

Handout

Body mass index - calculation

Body mass index - chart

Calorie and fiber charts

Track your weight-loss goals!

Weight profile form

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Revision

Last reviewed 6/28/2011 by Jeffrey Heit, MD, Internist with special emphasis on preventive health, fitness and nutrition, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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