Diet and Physical Activity

No matter how great a diet program is, your results will be limited without adding some kind of activity to your weight loss program. Why? Because dieting is a bit like simple math. Here’s how it works:

Burn more calories than you eat = lose weight
Burn the same amount of calories as you eat = keep your current weight
Burn fewer calories than you eat = gain weight
Even if a diet program is healthy and balanced, you still need to be active to burn off those extra calories.

So if you’re trying to lose weight, don’t just diet. Plan to add activity to your weight loss program. You don’t have to join a gym or buy a lot of fitness equipment. You can start by just walking a few times a week. Or think of an activity you’ve always wanted to try and go for it.

Combining exercise with healthy eating is the best way to reach and maintain a healthy weight. Follow a diet that promotes losing 1 to 2 pounds a week. This will help you maintain long-term weight loss. And choose a form of activity that you enjoy and will look forward to doing. Then get moving for healthy weight loss.

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