By K. Aleisha Fetters for Women’s Health

If the mere thought of starting your weight-loss journey leaves you shaking in your flats, we’ve got good—okay, make that amazing—news for you: Getting healthy and losing weight doesn’t have to be an intimidating prospect. (It should be an exciting one! After all, you’re about to feel better than ever before.)

To prove our point, we’ve gathered up three facts that take the “big and bad” out of weight loss. Get ready to breathe a sigh of relief:

1. One Bad Day Won’t Wreck Your Results
A lot of women beat themselves up about one “bad” day, but the fact is you physically can’t gain much weight in 24 hours. After all, since a pound of fat contains about 3,500 calories, you’d have to consume 3,500 calories more than what you burn to gain a single pound, says Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH…

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