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Get back to
weight-loss basics
Counting calories:
Despite all the diet strategies out there,
weight management still comes down to the
calories you take in versus those you burn
off. Fad diets may promise you that avoiding
carbs or eating a mountain of grapefruit is
the secret to weight loss, but it’s really all
about calories.
Calories: Fuel for your body
Calories are the energy in food. Your body
has a constant demand for energy and uses
the calories from food to keep functioning.
Energy from calories fuels your every action,
from fidgeting to marathon running.
YOUR WEIGHT IS A BALANCING ACT,
AND CALORIES PLAY A BIG ROLE. FIND
OUT HOW CALORIES DETERMINE YOUR
WEIGHT AND WAYS YOU CAN BEST CUT
CALORIES FROM YOUR DIET.
By Mayo Clinic staff
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Oct/Nov 2013