According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, when it comes to weight loss, there’s no lack of fad diets promising fast results. But such diets limit your nutritional intake, can be unhealthy, and tend to fail in the long run.
The key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn’t about short-term dietary changes. It’s about a lifestyle that includes healthy eating, regular physical activity, and balancing the number of calories you consume with the number of calories your body uses.
Staying in control of your weight contributes to good health now and as you age. Losing weight and keeping it off is not easy and having support and resources is important. Here are 5 simple steps to get started.
- Step 1: Make a commitment.
- Step 2: Take stock of where you are.
- Step 3: Set realistic goals.
- Step 4: Identify resources for information and support.
- Step 5: Continually “check in” with yourself to monitor your progress.
For additional resources for Healthy Weigh Loss, visit the CDC website.
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