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What's the best way to lose weight?

From the National Weight Control Registry: a healthy diet, daily exercise, and weekly weigh-ins will keep pounds off.

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Some commercial weight-loss plans may help you lose a few pounds, but long-term weight control depends on healthy eating habits and regular exercise.

If you're trying to lose weight, there's no shortage of programs to help you. It's almost impossible to get through a day without seeing an ad for a weight-loss plan, miracle diet remedy, or book promoting a surefire approach to weight control. But which ones actually work?

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