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Tips for a Trimmer You

  • Eat plenty of high-fiber, complex carbohydrates, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

  • Limit high-calorie, high-fat foods, such as potato chips, cakes, cheese, fried foods and whole-fat dairy foods.

  • Exercise for 30 to 60 minutes most days of the week.

  • Examine your eating habits to identify problem areas, such as high-fat snacking or having second helpings.

  • Take healthful snacks to work.

  • Don't crash-diet; the faster your weight comes off, the faster it will return.