A service provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, http://healthfinder.gov, is a website with information about every day healthy living. An article found on that website, entitled “Watch your Weight”, answers these basic questions about healthy weight:
- What is your healthy weight?
- How do you benefit from losing weight?
- How do you set goals?
- How do you burn more calories?
- How do you reduce the number of calories you eat?
A healthy weight is determined by a Body Mass Index. You can find a BMI calculator online. Losing weight can lower your risk of serious health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. You can lower your cholesterol, reduce blood sugar, alleviate stress, and increase your energy by losing unhealthy pounds.
Begin by making realistic goals. Keeping a food and activity journal will help. But getting support for your lifestyle changes will require you to seek assistance from your family and friends. This will keep you focused and on track, by making yourself accountable to others. Find a buddy to work out with. Planning is necessary to consistently have healthy low-fat meals available to eat. Make your portions smaller, reduce second helpings, and eat more slowly. Have a nutritious breakfast that includes a large glass of Indian River Select® Brand Juice. Keep low-calorie snacks nearby to alleviate hunger during the day. That way you don’t overeat at dinnertime. Start by losing only 10 percent of your total weight, and you’ll feel healthier and more energetic.
Discover more tips for weight loss and healthy eating through various links on the above-mentioned healthfinder website.
Written by: Ruby Moseley, FizzNiche Staff Writer