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7 Healthy Weight-Loss Diets

Weight loss continues to be the top reason for changing diets, but gone are the days when getting skinny was the overriding goal. Losing weight in a healthy, sustainable way is today’s holy grail.

Successful diets favor or restrict different types of foods, but they have some common threads. Processed food is out. Fresh food is in. Carbs need some control. And wholesome, high-quality fuel is essential.

Counting calories and measuring portions aren’t top concerns these days. Most modern eating plans focus on choosing foods that are nutritious and satiating and that enhance metabolic health, which helps control appetite and reduce cravings. Here’s a look at some of the best:

Low-Carb Diets

An analysis of American diets over an 18-year period by Harvard and Tufts universities in Boston found that an average of 42 percent of our calories come from low-quality carbs:

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