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Weight loss is when a person weighs less than before. A person can lose weight by running, swimming or doing any other activity. Also, a person might eat a healthier diet to lose weight. There are many diet and exercises programs available to lose weight. Many people lose weight when they eat less sugar and more vegetables, fruits and lean meat.

Weight loss can happen for different reasons

  • Health related - losing weight because of sickness like flu and fever, or even more serious like cancer and HIV.
  • Exercise related - when weight loss is caused by using more energy than you provide to your body - this will end up in burning your reserves - fat.
  • Diet related - by lowering the energy intake or some part of diet causing fat to be burned.

In many countries weight loss is caused by sociological pressure mostly on woman to have slim and fit figure.

Your body also burns calories while you sleep.

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Diet vs exercise

It is well known that lean mass (muscle and bone) burn more energy than fat. Even at rest, a body with more muscle tissue will burn more calories. Exercise alone can be effective in weight loss. Several studies found similar results. The comparison between dieting and exercising found both resulted in weight loss.

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How fast to lose weight?

If you are trying to lose weight, you might think that losing it quickly is a good idea. But people who lose weight gradually and steadily (about 1 to 2 pounds per week) are more successful at keeping weight off. Healthy weight loss isn’t just about a “diet” or “program”. It’s about an ongoing lifestyle that includes long-term changes in daily eating and exercise habits.

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Maintaining the weight

Once you’ve achieved a healthy weight, rely on healthy eating and physical activity to help you keep the weight off over the long term.

Takes commitment

Losing weight is not easy, and it takes commitment. But if you’re ready to get started, we’ve got a step-by-step guide to help get you on the road to weight loss and better health. File:Chicken_Egg_without_Eggshell_5859.jpg

Health benefits

Even modest weight loss can mean big benefits as over 50 medical conditions are related to obesity

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Even a modest weight loss of 5 to 10 percent of your total body weight is likely to produce health benefits, such as improvements in blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugars.

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