• If you've recently set a weight-loss goal and achieved it, congratulations! But here's the bad news: the hard part isn't over yet. Now you have to maintain your new weight. Given that you need to cut more calories from your diet to lose weight than you do to maintain your body weight, you'd think from here on out you'd be cruising.

  • After all your hard work, the last thing you want is for the weight you lost to come creeping back on. So here are some strategies to make sure those pounds stay gone for good: Keep exercising. At your new lower weight, your body needs fewer calories to stay fueled. But you can compensate for that decrease by burning extra calories through regular exercise.

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