Dietitian: Understanding caloric needs is key to weight loss

07/23/2013 | (Canada)

An important part of losing weight is understanding caloric needs based on gender, lifestyle, age and height, registered dietitian Lisa Rutledge writes. Reading food labels and controlling portions can reduce consumption and help prevent weight gain as people age, and Rutledge advises clients to limit weight loss to a safe rate of 2 pounds per week.

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