What’s a Healthy Weight Loss Plan?
The most reliable way to lose weight and keep it off? Consume fewer calories and get more exercise.
For most people, losing about one pound a week is a reasonable goal. That can be achieved by eating about 500 fewer calories a day, choosing a variety of nutritious foods, and amping up activity levels. Claims to the contrary are just sweet talk; and they don’t measure up to the legal standard.
The fact is it’s unlawful to make weight loss claims that aren’t backed up by competent and reliable scientific evidence. Read more about safe and effective weight loss and sorting through weight loss claims. For some good ideas about healthy eating, visit Nutrition.gov, ChooseMyPlate.gov, and the Weight-control Information Network.