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A successful weight reduction program is like a recipe.  Start with a few key ingredients as a base, add some others for taste and individuality, and you end up with a winning formula for success.  Two of the key ingredients are GRADUAL caloric restriction and exercise.

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Track Body Fat - Not Body Weight
Most people will monitor their body weight when trying to lose weight - makes sense right?  Well, not always.  When you undertake a nutrition and exercise program to get in shape, what most people are really attempting to do is to "re-shape" their body.  This often times is accompanied by an actual loss of body weight, but not always.  more ...

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