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Friday, July 5 2013, 12:31 PM MDT
Quick Weight Loss Could Be Dangerous
(KUTV) Experts say losing too much weight too fast is not safe. So how do you drop the pounds quickly, but stay healthy?

Quick weight loss claims that sound too good to be true probably are. And the pounds usually don't stay off for too long. It's recommended that you don't drop more than 1 to 2 pounds a week.

But there are smart ways to approach weight loss to help us safely shed pounds faster. First, double up on your veggies and cut your carbohydrates in half. Next, try limiting liquid calories like lattes and alcohol. Water and green tea are good alternatives.

Exercising helps us lose weight and so does getting proper sleep. Sleeping less than six hours a night can increase hunger and make it harder to regulate your appetite.

Fasting and doing juice cleanses are not recommended. Juice cleansing can lead to muscle loss and fatigue.

(Copyright 2013 Sinclair Broadcasting Group)Quick Weight Loss Could Be Dangerous

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