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Healthy Weight: Just The Facts

Reaching and keeping a healthy weight can be hard work.

If you are overweight, this means that you have more calories going into your body than you are burning off, which can result in a slow gain of weight over time. If you are overweight you can feel low in energy, and it can lead to health problems.

The best way to reduce your weight is to decrease your calorie intake and increase activity. The most important thing to remember is to lose weight gradually and for some young people just keeping their weight the same is enough, as they grow taller they will naturally become a healthy weight.

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