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The Associated Press reports that Dr. James Hill of the University of Colorado, a well known obesity researcher, says that many Americans could avoid weight-related health problems by simply cutting back on 100 calories a day.

Hill says that most Americans gain about two pounds a year, and that cutting back just a little bit each day will help them keep that weight off -- a far easier task, he says, than trying to lose the weight all at once. However, hill concedes that he hasn't proven this scientifically -- yet.
KC's View:
We can only hope that fighting obesity would be that easy.

Sixty percent of U.S. adults are overweight, and the government blames 300,000 deaths a year on weight-related diseases.

But when you think about it, maintaining a good weight is as simple as eating less of the bad stuff, more of the good stuff, and getting enough exercise. And why does Hill's suggestion make any less sense than the guys who said you can eat a pound of bacon a day and lose weight?