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How do I manage my obesity on a daily basis?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If you're obese, you should be in the care of a doctor, who can help you to design a plan for managing your condition on a daily basis. Your daily plan should include a calorie-controlled diet made up of healthy foods such as fruit, vegetables, whole grains and lean meats and poultry or other sources of protein. Avoiding saturated fats (in full-fat dairy and fatty cuts of meat) and trans fats (in some commercial baked goods and other foods) is essential, too.

You should also exercise or get some other form of physical activity on most days. If you currently do not exercise, talk to your doctor before starting. If he has prescribed any medication for treating your obesity, be sure to take it as directed.

You can manage your obesity on a daily basis by making a consistent effort to lose unnecessary weight and keep it off. You can achieve weight loss and maintenance by practicing a healthy diet and exercise. Other methods that might be helpful include keeping a food journal, meeting others who are struggling with their weight, and focusing on your weight loss goals.

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