The Reason Weight Loss Plateaus When You Diet


Understanding the metabolic and behavioral adaptations that slow weight loss

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• Potential Pitfalls of Calorie Restriction (
• Benefits of Fasting for Weight Loss Put to the Test (
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• Is Fasting for Weight Loss Safe? (

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