Weight Loss Advice

How to be a Good Loser

Simple strategies for shedding pounds—and keeping them off

Get-Fit Tips

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After weeks of holiday indulgences, you may be ready to start the New Year on a healthier foot, and often that means shedding pounds. But even the most health-savvy can get caught up in diet myths that sabotage their goals. “Weight loss is so complex and confusing because there is so much conflicting information out there,” says Leslie Bonci, M.P.H., R.D., director of sports nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. With our experts’ help and the latest research, we dispelled five weight loss myths, and discovered the following tips on how to start slimming down for good.

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