Can I lose weight and follow the Dietary Guidelines for Americans? Yes!
The Dietary Guidelines teach how to eat food that supplies the nutrients you need and allows you to attain and maintain a healthy weight.
Adults with a BMI of 25 or over may benefit from gradual weight loss of 1-2 pounds per week.
To lose 1 pound per week, you would need to eat 500 calories less per day. MyDietSteps offers dietary patterns as low as 1200 calories for adults that show how to get needed nutrients from food in a calorie level that promotes gradual weight loss.
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