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How do I lose weight fast?


Hi there and thank you for your question!

Most approaches that promise quick weight loss may not show results and are not supported by enough research to determine it is a healthy, long-term approach. Many weight-loss approaches encourage a restrictive diet (e.g. eat a certain amount of calories, eliminate specific food groups and/or eat only within a certain timeframe). Over time, this can have harmful effects on our body and overall health, such as slow down our metabolism and hurt our relationship with food and our body. If you are seeking more individual guidance in this area, seek a registered dietitian who can work with you more closely to build a healthy relationship with food and support you in your health goals.

There's no shame in having the desire to be healthy, lose weight and feel good in your body. However, your health is more than just your weight. There are many dimensions of our wellness that need our care and attention, and there are many safe and scientifically proven ways to improve our health regardless of weight loss, such as eating a balanced diet, being physically active and getting a good night's sleep. Take a look at our Lifestyle pages and learn tips on how to use MyPlate to help build a balanced diet, sneak in some exercise and set yourself up for a good night's sleep!


Hope this helps!



Anna Ng, RD

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Jennifer WeissmanRegistered Dietitian

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