I Lost Weight! Must I Keep Exercising More than Others?

Don't let those pounds creep back.

Q: Is it true that people who have lost a lot of weight need to exercise more than others to keep it off?

Oz Says: Unfortunately, yes. Your body hates losing weight. When it does, its calorie-burning furnace gets less efficient. So if you once weighed 180 pounds and you're now 150, you burn fewer calories going about your day than your 150-pound friend who was never overweight. There is good news, though: Once you lose weight, you naturally move more. And surveys of successful losers say daily exercise helps keep pounds off.

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This story originally appeared in the May/June 2014 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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