– If you need to lose more than 10 pounds, you may want to get a little extra help.
There are many weight loss programs to choose from.
Look for one that has all these features, support from either a group, a dietitian, a coach, or a friend, a monitoring system where you keep track of everything you eat and drink, and a healthful eating plan you can live with for the rest of your life, a plan that includes all kinds of foods, even desserts now and then, so you won’t feel deprived, and finally, exercise.
To lose weight, you have to burn more calories then you eat.
So find an activity that you enjoy.
It doesn’t matter if you run, walk, swim, or dance the calories away.
Whether you’re in a weight loss program, or trying to drop a few pounds on your own, exercise is vital.
Be sure to get at least 30 minutes of exercise on most days or try counting your steps.
Aim to take 10,000 steps per day.
The average sedentary person takes about 3,000 steps per day, which comes to about one and a half miles.
Use a pedometer to count your steps and work your way up gradually.
If you’re taking 3,000 steps a day, push yourself to 4,000 a day for one week.
Then increase to 5,000 a day the week after that and keep going until you reach 10,000 steps every day.
Eating well and losing weight can be an exciting new experience, as well as a challenge.
So please be patient.
You probably didn’t gain those extra pounds overnight so you won’t lose them overnight either.
If you stick to the plan of healthful eating and regular exercise, you’ll lose weight and improve your health and best of all, you’ll feel better.