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When it comes to calories, quality counts. Eating 100 calories of chips is not the same as eating 100 calories of walnuts or fresh fruit. As for the idea that you have to cut 3,500 calories to lose a pound, research shows that weight loss—or gain—varies from person to person even with the same calorie deficit. It also varies over time, which is one reason for weight loss plateaus.

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