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5 Surprising Facts About Weight Loss

There is a lot of bad weight loss advice on the internet.

Most of it is either unproven, or literally proven not to work.

Here are the top 5 surprising facts about weight loss

1. Metabolism slows down

As people lose weight, their metabolism slows down, making it harder to maintain a smaller size

2. Appetite changes

One study finds that as people lose weight they eat about 100 calories ore for every two pounds lost

3. Genes don’t control everything

A study of 9.000 people founds that having a gene marker linked to weight gain doesn’t prevent people from losing weight

4. People react to the same foods in different ways

Researchers in Israel founds that people’s blood sugar levels vary widely after eating the same foods

5. You  don’t need to lose as much as you think

With only 10% weight loss, people can experience noticeable changes in blood pressure and sugar control.

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