15 Worst Weight-Loss Tips Doctors Wish You’d Stop Following

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If you really want to peel off the pounds, ignore these outdated, misguided tips, and slim down the smart way. Here are 15 worst weight loss tips doctors wish you’d stop following.

You can lose pounds in days

Don’t follow any diet with a number in the title—”The 7-Day Diet,” or “The 48-Hour Diet,” for instance. “That implies there’s an endpoint,” says Philadelphia medical weight loss expert Charlie Seltzer, MD. The problem with those quick fixes? “You’re not addressing the things that have made you overweight in the first place,” he says. Uncovering the behaviors and making a plan to overcome them is what creates lasting change.

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