Little Weight Loss Goes A Long Way

Written by Michael Lewis

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Inrepparttar end, he says, it'srepparttar 145763 act of living more healthfully, and not just dieting, that matters most, even if you never reach your weight goals.

Anhalt agrees. "A little weight loss achieved in a healthy way is far more beneficial than a large weight loss that happens in an unhealthy way." If you lose even one pound through healthy living, he says, "You do an incredible service to your body and your health."

Better to Be 'Fat and Fit'

-------------------------- If you simply take some healthful steps inrepparttar 145764 direction of your weight-loss goals, you are likely to reap some healthy rewards, even if you never drop a single pound.

As remarkable as that sounds, in studies published in March 2003 inrepparttar 145765 Annals of Internal Medicine, CDC researchers found that those folks who simply tried to lose weight lived longer.

The finding does not surprise dietitian Samantha Heller, MS, RD, who believes effort does count.

"Very often, simply makingrepparttar 145766 effort to lose weight, such as adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet, reducing your intake of sweets, junk foods, and saturated fats (found in foods like meat, cheese, and butter), and becoming more physically active can improve your overall health and reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes, too," says Heller, a nutritionist at New York University Medical Center.

So, Heller tells WebMD, even if you never actually lose any weight, doing these things alone is bound to help you feel better and ultimately, impact your health in a positive way.

And many doctors now believe that even if you are unable to lose any weight at all, keeping yourself from gaining pounds asrepparttar 145767 years go by will also help you gain some important health benefits.

"If you can focus your efforts on achieving a more healthy lifestyle, if you increase your level of physical activity just a little bit, and maybe incorporate some healthful changes into your daily diet you will not only be successful at preventing weight gain, inrepparttar 145768 process you will be doing something positive for your health," says Sondike.

"Inrepparttar 145769 end," says Anhalt," it's not aboutrepparttar 145770 pounds, it's all aboutrepparttar 145771 lifestyle changes, and about understanding that, inrepparttar 145772 long run, fat and fit is ultimately better than thin and unfit."

If you makerepparttar 145773 changes that lead to a healthier lifestyle, experts say you will definitely be healthier, and ironically, you'll probably weigh a lot less as well.

Source: WebMD

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Weight Loss Methods

Written by Hilda Maria

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Exercise can be an excellent way to loose weight. You can exercise awayrepparttar pounds if you like. Things like jogging, swimming, aerobics, Pilates, and all sorts of other exercise routines can in fact help you to lose weight. In many of these situations, you will have to work long and hard at it. Determination, remember? But, what you are doing is building uprepparttar 145738 muscle mass in your body. Muscles will burn fat twice as fast as weaker muscles. That means that you will burn fat faster when your body is in shape through exercising. It is important to stress that you will need to insure that you are seen by a doctor prior to starting a hard core exercise plan. Also, remember that you can be thin through exercise, but if you are eatingrepparttar 145739 wrong foods, you are likely to have high cholesterol, high blood pressure or many other things.

Herbal remedies are another way to lose weight effectively. Herbal remedies are available in all sorts of combinations. Most of them are healthy and definitely non toxic. They work because they are all natural products likerepparttar 145740 foods we eat, that our bodies already know how to digest and use. That means they can be twice as effective, in some cases, as medications. But, just like eating a meal that gives you indigestion, while you may be affected,repparttar 145741 friend may not. Herbal remedies can be quite similar meaning they are not a for sure thing.

There are, of course, diet pills that do work. Like herbal remedies, they can help speed up metabolism or help to tell you to stop eating. They can trickrepparttar 145742 mind into thinking you are full. Many of these diet pills are herbal remedies and do work on and off for many people. While there is no proof that they will work in your situation, they may just be what you need inrepparttar 145743 end.

And, we are back torepparttar 145744 good old eating right and gettingrepparttar 145745 exercise you need diet. Weight loss is a lifelong battle for many people, contributing to their death, in some cases. But, by simply eating right and gettingrepparttar 145746 daily dose of exercise that many of us do not get, we can greatly reducerepparttar 145747 amount of badrepparttar 145748 weight does to us. Heart disease, organ failure, and many more things can be caused in part or fully from being overweight. Whatever method you decide to use as your method to lose weight do so and, remember that it will take a lot of determination and a whole lot of patience to get where you are going. You will loserepparttar 145749 weight. You will be proud to look inrepparttar 145750 mirror, not because you look good, but because you accomplish a huge goal, a difficult goal, and a lifetime goal of losing weight! Remember to talk to your doctor about you weight loss method as well.

Hilda Maria is a freelance writer with 5 children who knows the importance of a balanced diet for them. She enjoys providing useful knowledge about weight loss and exercise to her readers as well as to her children.

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