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Statistics show that more than 60 percent of women in the United States today are overweight. Some of those, about one-third are actually obese. If you are in the 60 percentile that need to lose weight, don”t despair; the key is to burn more calories than you eat each day. You can accomplish these goals with diet and moderate exercise.

Diet

image02Change your diet. You hear your doctor tell you this at every visit, this advice is on every medical website and advertisement. There must be something to eating right. Find an eating plan that helps your body with energy as well as provides the vitamins and minerals you need on a daily basis. Weight control information sites suggest that you eat plenty of whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables and eat low fat dairy products. These are the foods that will help you lose weight.

Eat lean proteins like poultry, fish and seafood and try to limit saturated fats. Use those foods that are low in cholesterol and do not have added salts and sweeteners. Try eating five or six small meals throughout the day rather than three large meals. Large meals eaten three times a day encourage snacking.

Exercise

Be active and you will burn more calories. It is suggested that 2.5 hours of moderate aerobic activity every week will strengthen muscles and burn calories. If it is hard to work out all at once, then break up our exercise routines. The suggested level is 30 minutes per day. Add more physical activities to your day by walking and using the stairs whenever possible.

Safe Weight Loss

If you work steady but slow, you will find that you are losing weight and keeping it off. Losing one to two pounds of weight every week is a healthy rate. Do not lose weight too quickly or you are more likely to put it back on. If you follow a fad diet make sure you know whimage03at you are doing. You cannot keep up a fad diet and you will eventually put all your lost weight back on.

Losing a small amount of weight if you are obese or just a bit overweight will give you huge benefits in your overall health. Dropping five to ten percent of your total body weight will provide you with lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels and the avoidance of diabetes. Lower your body weight into an ideal range to reduce your risk of certain types of cancers. No woman wants to face breast or colon cancer. Lose the weight and you may prevent these debilitating diseases. Find yourself feeling depressed? It has been proven that if you drop just a few pounds a week you will also lose the depressions symptoms.

Eat right and exercise moderately. You will find that you are burning more calories than you are consuming and now you are losing weight in a healthy fashion.

HealthStatus Team

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