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Tips for Maintaining Weight Loss

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Get started on healthy eating

If you're trying to eat in healthier ways, you may need to change some of your daily habits. But you don't need to make huge changes. Over time, small changes can make a big difference.

Here's how to get started.

Avoid unplanned eating and drinking

Having regular low-calorie snacks throughout the day along with regular smaller meals is a good way to manage your hunger. Plan snacks as part of your overall calories for the day, and avoid eating unplanned calories.

Limit alcohol

If you drink, limiting alcohol may help you manage your weight. Alcohol provides a lot of calories but no nutrition. The number of calories in a drink depends on how much alcohol it contains. Drinking 1 beer at dinner every night adds more than 4,500 extra calories each month.

These are estimates of the calories in drinks:

Get active

Physical activity helps you burn more calories. Experts say that more than 5 hours a week of moderate activity can help. Aim for 60 to 90 minutes a day. Moderate exercise is safe for most people. But it's always a good idea to talk to your doctor before you start an exercise program.

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Current as of: March 1, 2023

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Rhonda O'Brien MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator

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