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Top tips for weight loss

Top tips for weight loss
13th July 2012

Many older women want to lose weight to get healthier, but it can be hard knowing where to start.

According to a new study, there are a few simple things females can do to shed those extra pounds.

Researchers found that faithfully keeping a food journal, eating three set meals a day and avoiding eating in restaurants can help women lose weight.

The findings are the result of observations of self-monitoring and diet-related behaviours and meal patterns on overweight and obese postmenopausal women.

Dr Anne McTieran, leader of the study, commented: "When it comes to weight loss, evidence from randomised, controlled trials comparing different diets finds that restricting total calories is more important than diet composition such as low-fat versus low-carbohydrate."

It is not known if men also benefit from these techniques but, as a rule, those hoping to lose weight should decrease their food intake and increase their physical activity.

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