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What's a good weight-loss plan?

Judy Caplan
Nutrition & Dietetics

Anything that you can follow! Decide what you are willing to do. Decide how long you are willing to do it for. A week, a month, six months, a year? Forever? Once you determine your level of commitment there are so many different ways that work. Increase exercise, cut out junk, eat out less, cook more low cal recipes. Drink less alcohol. Follow a strict diet. Cut out carbs, eat more veggies. GoBeFull is an easy to follow diet and healthy too.

Vandana  R. Sheth
Nutrition & Dietetics

A good weight loss plan is one that includes

  • an assessment of your individual nutrition needs
  • education to understand calorie needs, portion size, label reading
  • realistic goals/expectations
  • food diary-method to record intake
  • regular physical activity
  • coping skills/support system
  • healthy food choices from all of the food groups

 

A good weight loss plan consists of combining a well-balanced  diet with five days of moderate to intense cardiorespiratory exercise and 2-3 days of resistance training. When you start your program, make sure you have some baseline measurements such as your weight, body-fat  percentage, and circumference measurements. This will give you something objective to re-measure when you check your progress.

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