Monday, 07 May 2012 13:31 | By Rachel Burge, contributor (MSN Her)

How to stay slim – for life!

Throw away the calorie books and ditch the scales! We reveal the seven golden rules for weight-loss success that will keep you slim for life.


How to stay slim – for life! (© Getty)

Do you manage to lose weight - only to regain it again a few months later? If so, you're not alone. After analysing 31 long-term weight-loss studies, researchers in America found that the vast majority of people who lost 5 to 10% of their body weight regained it within six months. More frighteningly, nearly two-thirds of people weighed more than when they started, five years later.

Keeping the pounds off can be just as hard (if not harder) than losing them in the first place. The truth is that staying slender requires a different kind of approach to losing weight. If you never want to diet again, here's how to stay slim for life.

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