Weight Loss Strategies

Weight Loss Strategies

Weight Loss Strategies
Everyone has opinions on how to lose weight – everything from Pilates to supplements to sleeping sans pajamas has been touted as an effective weight loss strategy. It's all about discovering what works for you. For some people, the community support found on social media or in support groups for weight loss is an effective tool, while others benefit from the tried and true method of working up a daily sweat. Whatever strategy you choose, the key is finding something that you can stick with that works for your lifestyle.

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    Follow these tips when choosing a diet website:
    • Always make sure the advice and programs are set by a registered dietitian.
    • Claims of weight loss shouldn't be more than 2 pounds per week. Any more than that and I would stay away from that company. It probably represents an unhealthy plan. More than 2 pounds per week is almost always due to water loss not fat. Daily intake should never be less than 1,200 calories.
    • An acceptable company will customize meal plans for dietary restrictions, food allergies and food preferences. Check out the meal plans to make sure you can live with the suggested meals.
    • Be wary if you have to make a long-term financial commitment. Many effective websites offer the option of weekly payments.
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    Yes it can, but only if you follow the advice given! There are a multitude of weight loss sites on the internet with solid nutritional advice. One of the best ways to use the Internet is to go to www.eatright.org and find a registered dietitian (RD) in your area who can plan a personalized program just for you. RD's are trained weight loss professionals and can direct you to many reputable resources.
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    Are there some social media applications that can help with weight loss?

    A study found that the social media outlet Twitter, has helped people to lose weight. Watch this video with Robin Miller, MD as she talks about how informative and supportive "tweets" helped dieters shed pounds.

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    A , Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
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    Want to jump start your metabolism at the beginning of your day? In this video, fitness and weight-loss expert Tim Ferriss tells Dr. Oz about three easy changes to your morning routine that can help you lose fat faster.

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    Dr. Roizen - dieting smart change environment
    It's hard to give up salty, high-fat foods when you're trying to lose weight. In this Treadmill Talk, I will explain how changing your environment can help you diet smarter, not harder.
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    Best way, to cut out the 5 food felons. Easiest way to find out about those is to log on and look at the “You: On a Diet” book or the cheat sheet relating to “You: On a Diet” and find out how to do that.
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    While many people want the quickest way to lose that unwanted fat on their body there are safe ways to do it.  The safest way to lose body fat is change your lifestyle.  Remember when we were kids we were always moving and playing.  Now as adults we tend to move less and sit more.  Changing back to the lifestyle where we are more active is the safest way to removing body fat.  Sure could we go into surgery to have that unwanted fat remove and done with? Of course.  However if you don't change that lifestyle that fat will just come back and haunt you again.  So really it is all about change and not the quick fix.
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    Think about the possible ripple effect of your journey to wellness! As you improve your diet and eating habits, you could very well influence your loved ones - siblings, parents, spouse, children - to do likewise. You may not bat 1,000, but if your change causes one loved one to kick the bad-diet habit, you’ve earned your wings. Your change may also prevent others from developing bad habits. Here I think of children especially.

    We have a growing number of obese and otherwise unfit children at risk for a host of serious health problems, including diabetes. These youngsters may well become short-lived adults. That does not have to become a reality. We adults must set a better example. Be well.

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    A , Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
    The best diet option for reducing body fat is a healthy eating plan that you can sustain for life. Studies show that it's possible to slim down on different types of diets, though some studies suggest that low-fat and high-protein plans may be the best choices for many people who want to shed fat. Research also indicates that you may be more likely to reach your goal weight if you participate in a group program.
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    To lose weight, you need to consume fewer calories than your body needs per day or use. One common blunder when it comes to weight loss is expecting too much weight loss too soon. You shouldn't be losing more than an average of 2 pounds per week; otherwise, you risk health problems like heart beat irregularities and gallstones. Cutting back calories too drastically is unhealthy and often ends up backfiring due to feelings of deprivation and subsequent overeating.

    Weight Watchers offers a comprehensive approach to weight loss that can help you reach your goals.
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