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Weight Loss Basics

If you want to lose weight but you're not sure where to start, you've come to the right place.   Learn basic skills like how to set up a successful weight loss program, how to eat a healthy diet and control portion sizes and how to count carbohydrates or calories. 
  1. How to Count Calories and Carbs (18)
  2. How to Start a Diet (28)
  3. Portion Control Tips (12)
  4. Reduce Your Sugar Intake (9)
  5. Understand Your Weight Loss Numbers (15)
  6. Weight Loss Glossary (58)

3 Best Tips for Losing Weight
Do you think you are too busy to lose weight? With three simple steps, you'll learn the basic foundations of nearly every weight loss program and get started on your path to a leaner, healthier you.

Find the Best Diet for You
How do you choose the right diet? Learn how to sift through all of the popular trends and find the best program that is tailored specifically for your needs.

How to Lose 10 Pounds
Use these easy steps to lose 5, 7 or 10 pounds and enjoy a slimmer, sleeker body in less time.

The Singular Truth Behind Diets that Work
Every diet expert has to admit it - there is one truth behind every diet that works. Do you know what it is?

Create Healthy Habits to Lose Weight
Set up these simple habits to make your weight loss journey easier and faster.

How Many Calories to Lose Weight?
Find out how to calculate the basic numbers that will help you lose weight.  It's not as hard as it sounds once you get the numbers right!

5 Ways to Measure Your Caloric Needs
What's the best way to know how much to eat every day?  Different experts recommend different strategies. Here's a list of the best ways to calculate your caloric needs to lose weight effectively.

How Many Calories Should Come from Snacks?
Snacking is an important part of dieting. But if you don't snack carefully, you could derail your diet. Find out how many calories you should eat between meals to make your diet more effective.

Lean Protein - Essential for Weight Loss
Eating enough protein will ensure that you maintain healthy muscle mass when you diet Find out how much you need and how to get more at each meal.

How Much Exercise Do I Need To Lose Weight?
You might overestimate the amount of time you need to exercise to lose weight.Find out how many minutes, hours and days you should work out to get the body you want.

How to Lose Weight With Exercise
Learn how to start an exercise program that will meet your weight loss needs. Sign up for this free e-course to get weekly emails with motivation, tips and easy instructions to set up an effective weight loss workout plan.

How Do I Get Motivated?
Learn how to make weight loss a little bit easier by using simple motivational strategies.  These tips and tools will help you lose weight faster and you can use them in other areas of your life as well.

How to Lose Weight to Improve Your Health
Has your doctor told you that you need to lose weight? Weight loss is a common prescription for managing certain medical conditions. Learn how to improve your health, work with your health care team and slim down.

5 Ways to Burn Calories without Exercise
Not ready to start a full-blown workout program? Not losing weight fast enough? Learn how to burn extra calories during the day without doing any extra calories with NEAT, non-exercise activity thermogenesis.

Scientists Compare Diets to Find Best Plan
A large scale review found an interesting result about the best diet for good health.

Weight Loss Tips to Help Your Family Slim Down
Make weight loss a family affair with easy guides, tips and advice.

10 Things to Stop Doing if You Want to Lose Weight
Has your weight loss program hit a snag? Do you struggle to take off those extra pounds? Make sure you're not doing any of the things on this list.

Diet Fatigue: When Losing Weight Causes Stress
Your weight loss program might do more harm than good. In fact, it could cause weight gain.Make sure that you are not experiencing diet fatigue.

Change Your Body Composition
Slimming down and getting in shape is about more than just losing weight.It's about changing your body composition. Want to get a leaner, tighter body? Here's how to do it.

How Do I Get Flat Abs?
Sometimes people say they want to lose weight, when they really just want a flatter belly.  Find out what you need to do to tighten that midsection and get flatter abs.

How to Sleep Better to Lose Weight
Believe it or not, one of the best ways to lose weight is to sleep well. A well rested body works harder at the gym and is more likely to make better food choices. Learn how to sleep better to lose weight.

Evaluate Your Weight Loss Program
Was your diet a flop? Did your weight loss program produce real results? No matter what the outcome, learn how to evaluate your diet to keep the weight off and find diet success in the future.

Body Composition
Body composition refers to the proportion of fat and fat-free mass in the body. A lower proportion of body fat leads to a healthy body composition.

How to Calculate Your Caloric Needs and Lose Weight
Learn how to calculate your daily calorie intake and how to count calories to lose weight.

Rosie Pope's Tips to Lose the Baby Weight
Stylist Rosie Pope shares her unique tips so you can slim down after giving birth.

What is Body Composition?
Body composition refers to the amount of relative fat to muscle you have in your body. Here is what you need to know about body composition.

Health Benefits of Losing Weight
Losing weight can bring many health and wellness benefits.

What is Obesity? FAQ
Learn the difference between what is considered obese, morbidly obese, or simply overweight.

What Causes Obesity?
Becoming overweight or obese comes down to just one thing.

Stretch Marks: What Are They and Can They Be Removed?
Learn what stretch marks are and if they can be fixed.

6-Step Plan to Lose Weight After a Baby
Follow these simple steps to slim down after you have a child.

3 Ways to Change Your Energy Balance for Weight Loss
Make one of these small changes to your energy balance to lose weight

How to Lose the Baby Weight
Use real tips from a real mom who lost weight after three kids.

3 Reasons You MUST Go On a Diet to Lose Weight
Think diets don't work? Think again! Here's why you need to diet to lose weight and keep it off.

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