These are not quick fixes, they are healthy weight-loss strategies to help you slim down and maintain a healthy weight for life

Losing weight is never easy but sticking to long-term lifestyle changes can help shift the pounds.

When it comes to losing weight for good, there are three main areas to focus on – food, exercise and sleep.

When in balance, these three components improve your mental and physical health.

While nutrition and exercise are often the focus of weight-loss programs, many people overlook the importance of good quality sleep. However, more studies are proving the importance of getting enough sleep, especially for helping regulate hunger and satiety hormones.

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How much sleep do you need?

Adults need seven to eight hours of sleep a night.

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