After you lose the amount of weight that puts you in a safer zone for longevity, use these tricks to maintain. Thousands of successful dieters can't be wrong. A recent CDC survey of 1,958 successful and unsuccessful dieting adults reveals the tactics that worked --and the ones that didn't --for long-term weight loss.
DO: *Lift weights
*Track your calories
*Plan your meals in advance*Exercise at least 30 minutes a day
DON'T BOTHER:*Using over-the-counter diet products, such as weight loss shakes and pills
*Relying on meal-replacement bars