Life Changing Weight Loss
Saturday, January 16, 2010
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Life-changing weight loss
There are many different ways that people use for weight loss, but the losing is usually easier than keeping the weight off. To be successful, you need to make real changes in your activity and your eating habits, that you can keep up with for the rest of your life.
Health experts are in agreement that you can gain many health benefits from even a small loss of weight if you're obese or overweight and you have a family history of weight-related health concerns. You should also seriously consider weight loss if you are a man with a waist of 40 inches or more, or a woman with a waist of 35 inches or more. A weight loss of between five and seven percent of your body weight can improve the quality of your life, and help improve your overall health.
Losing weight is as “easy” as taking in fewer calories than your body uses. Sounds simple, doesn't it? You need to create a healthy eating plan and incorporate regular physical activity in your plan, as well.
It can be difficult to stay with diets that severely limit your portions and exclude many of the foods you currently like. Your ideal plan should take into account what your favorite foods are, and should include a variety of healthy choices that give you enough nutrients and calories for good health.
The Nutritional Facts labels on most foods will tell you the amounts of calories, fats, protein, carbs and other nutrients that the food contains. Use these labels to compare foods, and select foods that give you the most nutrients for the fewest calories.
Your in-depth plan for physical activity, along with a healthy selection of nutritious foods, can help you to lose weight and keep it off. Stay away from the fad diets, like the all-grapefruit diet, or any diet that completely eliminates any one type of nutrient like carbohydrates. Those may work in the short term, but you need to make yours a life-changing weight loss plan, so that you can continue to use it year-to-year to reach and maintain a healthy life.
These long-term plans will not only help you to lose weight and keep it off, but they will help to improve your mood and your energy level. It can also lower your risk for developing diabetes, some cancers and heart disease. You should make it a part of your plan to be physically active as much as possible. Any activity is better than none, and if you engage in even a small amount of activity, you may gain some health benefits from it.
If you are otherwise healthy, you should engage in moderate to vigorous activity. Muscle-strengthening exercises should be utilized, too. This doesn't mean working out to the point of being muscle-bound, just keeping your muscles strong.
There are various types of weight-loss programs available. A non-clinical program is usually commercially-operated, and you can follow this program yourself, using their products or methods. You may also seek the assistance and cooperation of people you work with in establishing a worksite program, so you will have a built-in support system. Make it a point to develop a program that will enable you to utilize it in the long-term, so you don't have to ride the lose-and-gain roller-coaster that fad diets sometimes cause.
Information supplied by:Fitness Personally