Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Trim that Fats...Lose that Weight

Lose Weight Safely

Overweight people have an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and other illnesses. Losing weight reduces the risk. Your doctor or other health worker can help you set sensible goals based on a proper weight for your height, build and age.Men and very active women may need up to 2,500 calories daily. Other women and inactive men need only about 2,000 calories daily. A safe plan is to eat 300 to 500 fewer calories a day to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week.

Exercise atleast 15 minutes a day.

Do at least 15 minutes of exercise everyday, like brisk walking, running, going up and down the stairways, or simply doing household chores like cleaning the floor or washing the car, just to make your body move or sweat a little will be a big help if beginning to lose weight. The idea is to use up more calories than you eat. You need to use up the day's calories and some of the calories stored in your body fat.

Watch what you eat.

Eat Less Fat and Sugar. This will help you cut calories. Fried foods and fatty desserts can quickly use up a day's calories. And these foods may not provide the other nutrients you need.Make sure your other foods that day are low in fat and calories. Eat a wide variety of food, diet helps you get all the vitamins and other nutrients you need. Specially fruits and vegetables.

Thinking about taking Diet Pills?

Diet pills you buy without a prescription won't make a big difference in how much you lose each week or how long you keep the weight off. If you do use them, read the label carefully. Because of possible side effects, like high blood pressure, never take more than the listed dose.

Also, be careful about taking cough or cold medicines with diet pills you buy without a prescription. These medicines may contain the same drug used in diet pills, or a similar drug with the same effects. If you take both products together, you may get too much of the same type of drug. This can hurt you. Before taking a cough or cold medicine while using diet pills, ask your pharmacist if it's OK. Prescription diet pills may help some people. If you use them, follow the doctor's directions carefully.

Signing-up for a Weight Loss Program.

Before Signing Up for a Weight-Loss Program, ask QuestionsDoes the Company:
-Explain possible health risks from weight loss?
-Explain all costs?
-Include weight control over a long time?
-Have proof of success, not just praise by other people?
-Give a clear, truthful statement of how you're going to lose weight, including how much and how fast?
-Teach how to eat healthfully and exercise more?

Motivate yourself.

The most important thing that can help you lose weight is motivating yourself. Have a role-model that can inspire you to achieve the weight that you want to achieve. But what's important is to think first of your health safety before anything else. It's ok not to have "good looks", atleast you're healthy. Losing weight is not just about looking good, but also feeling good and healthy.

Related Links:http://www.fda.gov

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