Successful Weight Control
It's not just cutting calories
Eating less, or cutting back on fat in your diet, won't keep the weight off. What you really need to do is strike a good balance between the number of calories you consume and the number you burn. And the only way to do that is to exercise.
Don't groan! By exercising, you can lose weight while you eat more calories than if you simply went on a diet. Regular physical activity is much more effective at keeping the weight off in the long run than any diet.
means good eating and good exercise
Follow a moderate low-fat diet and an exercise program that combines aerobic activity and strength training. That's the key to losing weight -- and keeping it off.
Begin slowly with exercises you find comfortable and build as your body becomes accustomed to the activity level. Don't start out too hard or too fast. Chances are you may injure yourself or quit before you've done yourself much good.
And remember, you can't lose weight overnight. Set a realistic weight-loss goal for yourself -- like one to two pounds a week -- eat healthy, get going on a program of regular physical activity, and you'll be delighted by what you accomplish.
Maintaining a lower, healthier body weight is something you can accomplish.