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Make Your Resolutions Stick: 3 Resolutions to Keep and 3 to Ditch in 2014 (Page 5)

3 Resolutions to Ditch: Losing 10 Pounds in 1 Week

3 Resolutions to Ditch:

1. Losing 10 Pounds in 1 Week

Many fad diets and diet pills tout the benefits of quick weight loss. Not only are these diets often untested, they can also be dangerous to your health. Losing weight too quickly increases the likelihood you'll gain it back (hence the term yo-yo dieting) and may even increase your risk of getting a bone fracture. Healthy and sustainable weight loss is slow and steady—approximately 1 to 2 pounds per week. In order for weight loss to be long-term, small consistent changes, such as eating more vegetables and less added sugars, must be permanent. Temporary changes may lead to quick weight loss, but without a long-term commitment, the fast weight loss may just lead to future weight gain.

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