Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Hit Your Dream Weight

STEP 1: Get your brain ready. “Your attitude is just as important to your success as how you eat and exercise,” says Gerard Musante, Ph.D. What’s your motivation to lose weight? What are your expectations?

STEP 2: Find your healthiest weight. To do that, you need to step on the scale and calculate your body mass index (BMI).

STEP 3: Start a food diary. Write down everything you eat for how much you had, the time you ate it and how you were feeling.

STEP 4-5: Learn what to eat & how much to eat.

STEP 6: And learn when to stop eating.

STEP 7-8: Always eat breakfast & beware of drinks.

STEP 9: Add exercise. Start slowly. Eventually work up to 45 to 60 minutes of aerobics or cardio exercise. Then, add two to three 20-minute sessions of strength training per week.

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