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If you decide to join a weight-loss
program, here are some questions to ask before you join:
To lose weight and keep it off, a lifestyle change that uses healthy eating and increased activity levels is needed. For more information on healthy eating and activity, see the topics Healthy Eating and Fitness.
Other Works Consulted
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (2008). Choosing a safe and successful weight-loss program. Available online: http://www.win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/choosing.htm.
March 19, 2013
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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