10 steps to successful weight loss

Forget the food fads and `Take 10` small steps to weight loss success – that`s the message from dietitians to the thousands who will make weight loss their goal this year.

`Fad and quick-fix weight loss programs often promise easy, no-effort weight loss. The reality is these programs can set people up to fail and damage their self-esteem in the process,` said Claire Hewat, CEO of Dieticians Association of Australia (DAA).

Clare Collins, associate professor of dietics, said: `A range of approaches can help you lose weight in the short term, but making small, permanent changes that fit with your lifestyle will give you the best chance of keeping weight off in the long term.`

Collins’ ‘Take 10’ tips for achieving or maintaining a healthy weight are:

  1. Eat breakfast
  2. Include vegetables or salad with lunch and dinner
  3. Choose fruit as a snack

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