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The Best Ways to Plan Healthy Meals

The secret to weight-loss success? Well-rounded meals with protein, fiber, and healthy fats.

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Long-term goals

by Tina Haupert

The word diet often means a temporary and restrictive eating plan that helps you to lose weight, but when you stop the diet, you often gain the weight right back, so I set out to make changes that would stick.

In the past, I threw together whatever convenient and low-calorie meal I could get my hands on, but I quickly learned that I needed to plan well-rounded meals with a good amount of protein, fiber, and healthy fats to satisfy my hunger and keep me full for hours. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you're planning healthy meals.

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