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April 21st, 2011
11:38 AM ET

How to lose weight without going to extremes

Dr. Ian Smith says not to go crazy when it comes to losing weight.

Dr. Smith says live by the 80/20 rule if you want to lose weight: watch what you eat 80 percent of the time and let yourself give in to some temptations 20 percent of the time. Dr. Smith talks to American Morning about how to lose your unwanted pounds weight trying too hard.

Filed under: Food • Health
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  1. smilinggreenmom

    I definitely do not want to go to extremes because then I just do not think it is something that will have lasting effects. Instead, I just try to stay away from processed packaged foods, eat mostly whole foods, drink water and green tea and take my Vidazorb probiotic to help with my digestion. I just recently started doing yoga too and am so excited about all of these small do-able changes that will hopefully be more about a long term commitment to health!

    April 23, 2011 at 9:15 am |
  2. sriye

    I am from India. After 20 years of sedatory life in US, I realized that I am over-wight and BP, and other issues started crapping up.

    I started the following diet about a month ago. So far lost about 15 pounds.

    Lunch/Dinner: A bowl of peas soup (Kandulu /Toor Dal/red pigeon peas) cooked with lot of fresh vegitables.

    Breakfast: Tea with zero-fat milk and zero sugar.

    A fistfull of green gram (Pesalu) sprouts in the after-noon.

    April 22, 2011 at 7:16 pm |
  3. Amir

    I always wonder who buys these book. People who are really considered over weight. Or people who just THINK their fat. Ex republican head Mr. Steel would be a good person I would like to see as a guest ........... maby it will help him decide what he should be doing in the future. Have you ever heard the song "blue is the color"?

    April 22, 2011 at 8:41 am |