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Congratulations! You stuck with a healthy diet and have lost weight. Now comes what may be the hardest part: Keeping it off.
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You want to get to a healthy weight, but let’s face it — diets can have a lot of complicated rules. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was just one simple thing to add to what you eat each day to help you shed some pounds?
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Well, many of us have done it again. We promised ourselves that we wouldn’t overeat during the holidays. But those savory dishes just kept calling our names. And, on top of that, somewhere along the way many of us got too busy and fell off the exercise wagon.
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Nuts, if you eat them in moderation, are full of healthy nutrients for your heart and may even help you ward off other diseases like cancer. So why do only 4 in 10 of Americans eat them on any given day — and a measly 1 in 10 eat them daily?
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Obesity is on the rise in the United States. In fact, almost 70 percent of American adults are considered overweight. 
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AARP has launched a new online fitness and weight-loss challenge to encourage caregivers to take charge of their own health.
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It's familiar advice to dieters: Eat five small meals a day, instead of two big ones, and you'll stave off hunger and lose more weight.
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Recently, I wrote about New Year's resolutions and that, among those 50 years and older with resolutions, 25% are working on health/fitness goals--the largest category by far. We've found this focus on health and fitness in a variety of other research too. For example, AARP research shows that when many people are turning 50, they set a goal to lose weight and get in shape before that big day. In an AARP  study of conversations online about 50 th birthdays, losing weight was the strongest theme within the 50 th birthday conversations around achieving a goal. Typical quotes included: "Looking forward to losing this 50# by my 50th B-day in July."
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"Don't weigh yourself every day" was the advice experts used to give for those of us trying to lose weight, but a growing number of studies find that people actually lose more weight - and keep it off  - if they step on the scale daily.
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I don't know about you, but most of my family members and friends are trying to lose weight.
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