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Not necessarily but it often does as many people regain weight after losing it .Experts recommend that eating and activity habits should be permanently changed to keep lost weight off.

Many people will lose weight if they maintain a caloric intake of about 1,200 per day. Young people who are still actively growing should not diet too vigorously without professional supervision.

Yes, fat has more than double the calories of carbohydrate. Also the body burns more calories when processing carbohydrates than it does when processing fat. A healthy diet should be made up of at least 55% carbohydrate, 15% protein and not more than 30% fat.

No, some fat such as that found in seafood is beneficial and necessary for good health. Fat is also needed for the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (A,D,E, & K), as well as providing flavour and variety to the diet. 

However it should not exceed 30% of the daily calorie intake.

Yes, if more calories are eaten than are burnt up, the body will store them as fat. Every gram of protein and carbohydrate has 4 calories, whereas a gram of fat has 9 calories.

The only reliable way to lose weight is to regularly consume less calories than the body burns up.

As a pound of stored fat contains about 3,500 calories, it will take a week to lose it by consuming 500 fewer calories per day, or by increasing physical activity. Preferably a combination of both.

Yes, starchy food like potatoes, pasta and bread are not fattening. It’s the accompanying sauces that contain the excessive calories. French fries are much higher in calories than a baked potato.

No, but it is important to avoid breading and frying with a lot of oil. Always chose lean cuts of meat, trim fat, and remove the skin from poultry.

No, moderate exercise appears to actually reduce appetite. It also increases the feeling of wellbeing and boosts self confidence, which in turn encourages adherence to the diet.

No, research shows that such practice can actually lead to weight gain, as skipped meals tend to be compensated by overeating later in the day. It is best to plan calorie intake around three meals including snacks per day. 

Eating breakfast is especially important as it accelerates the body’s
basic metabolic rate, and helps to burn up calories during the morning.

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