Happy New Year!
Did you make any resolutions? Weight-loss commitments, perhaps?
If you were brave enough to announce such intentions, your ears have probably fallen off from all the advice you’ve received. But … we bet your eyes are still in place! Are they? Oh, goody, because we’ve got five expert tips that will surely put you on the track to success.
- To stay fuller and eat less, begin meals with a high-fiber, low-calorie appetizer. (Examples: salad, tomato- or broth-based soup, vegetables with hummus.)
- To burn fat quickly, do aerobic exercise 45 minutes a day, five days a week. (If this is daunting, you may want to work up to it.)
- Walk at a brisk pace to burn more calories. Running may burn even more–along the same distance.
- Consider exercising in the morning. You may be more likely to stick with it because of fewer distractions.
- Think hard before taking “natural” diet pills. They aren’t regulated like normal medicine.
Want the details? Check out this week’s featured article, “Weight-Loss Tips From the Experts.” It also busts a few myths. Did you know eating at night isn’t inherently bad?
What are your New Year’s resolutions?
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Leigh Ann Otte is the managing editor of MyFamilyDoctorMag.com and a freelance writer.
This information is not meant to be individual advice. Please consult your doctor for that. See our disclaimer here.