Big battle to beat the bulge: Losing weight the healthy way

Shedding weight is a complex process that is affected by one's brain, genes and hormones

People are constantly going on different types of diets in the hope of shedding some weight, but most know it is not an easy task to trim the fat.

People gain weight when they consume more calories than they need. The opposite holds true, but watching one's diet over the long term can be a hard thing to do.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 10, 2018, with the headline 'Big battle to beat the bulge'. Subscribe