What can you do to lose weight?Tips, stageties, or food items to eat.

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pacorz eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Weight loss is a numbers game, plain and simply. One pound of body fat is equal to 3500 Calories. This means that if you eat 3500 more Calories than you burn, you will convert the excess into one pound of fat; if you burn 3500 more Calories than you eat, you will lose one pound.

The best way to lose weight is to make small changes that you can stick to, and to include strategies that increase your calorie burn as well as those that reduce your caloric intake. Eat a little less at each meal. Eat slowly, and stop before you are full. Don't snack. Drink water instead of sweetened beverages. Drink a glass of water 20 minutes before each meal. so you will feel full sooner.

You can increase calorie burn around the clock by exercising. Exercise builds muscles, and muscle tissue burns calories even when it is at rest. Try to do some form of exercise every day, and also increase movement in your daily routine. Walk places you have to go. Try to find some active things to do with your friends.

There are a lot of free online resources, including sites where you can track your foods and exercise, and create a plan for weight loss. Keeping a food journal, either online or written in a notebook can be a helpful tool in finding the problem areas in your diet. Good luck, and be patient. Weight loss that is slow and steady is more likely to be successful than sudden dramatic changes.

justaguide eNotes educator| Certified Educator

To lose weight just keep the number of calories that are consumed slightly lower than the number of calories required to do the physical activities that form part of your lifestyle. But this should be done keeping in mind that the food eaten contains all the essential nutrients required for survival.

If there is an increase in physical activity it allows for a little more calories to be consumed. So, if you can't control your appetite compensate it with increasing your physical activity.

dano7744 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The bottom line to losing weight is two fold. You must consume a lower number of calories and burn a higher number of calories. Foods high in saturated fats should be avoided and the consumption of healthier choices should be implemented. Slowly increase your daily physical activity to burn calories that your body doesn't need. Always consult your physician before starting any exercise regimen.

trophyhunter1 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Eat several small meals per day instead of three large ones. Do not skip breakfast. Some people recommend not eating after 7 p.m. Adding exercise is important to rev up the metabolism. Eat slowly and chew your food. Increase the amount of fiber which helps cut down on fat and cholesterol absorption. Increase fruits and vegetables and cut down on soda and sweetened juice drinks.

kiwi eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Review your current lifestyle and decide on small but realistic changes you can make. Avoid alcohol where possible and use a smaller plate to regulate portion size. Exercise that doesn't feel like an add-on or a chore is best. Re-evaluating how you 'treat' yourself is a good idea too: try rewarding yourself with a magazine instead of a chocolate bar for example.

zumba96 | Student

Stay away from lots of fat and fast food. Try to set up a diet that will monitor your meals. If you see a delicious brownie for example and you are dying to have it, don't eat the whole thing, split it in half so it is portion control. Set a goal and little half way marks to check how you are doing and stay strong

nicole8923 | Student

Just make sure to eat the appropriate amount daily. I think it's better to eat things in portions and drinks lots of water so you get fuller fast. Also eating vegetables and fruits helps a bunch! Don't forget to be active, at least 20 mins of day of walking, running, etc. can help with staying and being fit.

Eat healthy dont binge and the best way to do this is to eat cup sized portions of whatever you want every 2 hours or so. Try to avoid eating anything after 9 p.m. drink lots of water and try to exercise as often as you can because its good for you. Also get sleep!!! :) good luck.

bak19 | Student

Eat slow and drink loads of water it really works and of course exercise.

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joshwoo | Student

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animallover14 | Student

Stay away from fast food and junk food.