A whopping 49 percent of American adults surveyed between 2013 and 2016 reported that they'd tried losing weight during the prior 12 months, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. More women (56.4 percent) said they wanted to slim down than men (41.7 percent). Exercising and eating less were the two most common weight-loss strategies that people used (63 percent). Others said they were trying to eat less sweets and fast food, and drink more water and eat more produce.
If you're part of the 49%, here are some old-fashioned tips that actually still hold true in 2018!
1. Work out with a group.
2. Stock up on protein!
3. Limit your sugar intake.
4. Eat minimally processed foods.
5. Track what you eat.
6. Prepare your own meals — ideally, ahead of time.
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