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Sensible and Lasting Weight Loss Programs

According to New York State’s Department of Health, 60% of all adults living in New York are overweight or obese. This makes New York the second fattest state in America. New Yorkers shell out an average of $7.6 billion in health care costs to treat medical conditions brought on by being so fat. There’s never been a time when Weight Loss New York programs were so needed.

Before You Start a Diet

Before you start a diet, talk to your doctor. You need to know if need to eat certain types of foods for chronic medical conditions. For example, women approaching menopause should consume more foods containing calcium to help prevent osteoporosis. Your doctor can also give you a realistic target weight to reach.

Ignore Fad Diets

Forget about Weight Loss New York programs that require you to eat less than 1000 calories per day. You will lose weight because you are not eating enough calories to survive. As soon as you stop the diet, the weight will come back. However, your body will start stripping your muscles and bones for needed nutrients. This can lead to severe health problems.

Get Support

People tend to stick to diet and exercise regimens when they are supported by others. Dieting and exercising with a friend or family member helps encourage good eating habits and exercise. If everyone in a household can stick to a diet, that way the dieters cannot binge on another household member’s high-calorie treats. Weight loss programs that meet regularly or support each other online also helps give positive reinforcement for dieting and exercise.

Slow and Steady

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that dieters lose no more than five pounds per week. This helps keep off any weight loss and reduces the appearance of very loose skin over areas where fat has been depleted. Some dieters may lose a substantial amount of weight in their first weeks and then only lose very small amounts afterwards. This weight loss pattern is normal. If you are worried that you have lost too much weight too fast, contact your doctor right away.