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7 Weight Loss Strategies That Actually Work

People face the challenge of weight loss in numerous ways. You may spend your morning researching diets, start an intense workout routine, or skip breakfast and promise yourself you’ll cut calories or certain foods from your diet.

Each strategy has the potential to work, but more often than not diets fail. It can be hard to make a changes that you can stick with long enough to see long-term results. When trying to lose weight, it’s always better to take a slow, calculated approach that involves small but impactful changes that lead to a healthier lifestyle. Use these seven proven strategies to help you out along the way.

1. Get back to the basics

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man performing push-ups on a dock outside Eat whole foods, not “diet” foods. | iStock.com

Your cupboards may be stocked with low-calorie, low-fat, and low-sodium foods, but often these foods are full of artificial sweeteners and chemicals, and devoid of any nutrition. Switch out those “diet foods” for natural whole foods.

This swap doesn’t require any books, calorie counting, or complicated meals plans — just limit your consumption of processed foods and focus on eating whole foods that are as close to their natural state as possible.

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