Weight Loss for Life
There are many ways to lose weight, but it is not always easy to keep the weight off. The key to successful weight loss is making changes in your eating and physical activity habits that you can keep up for the rest of your life. The information presented here may help put you on the road to healthy habits.
Health experts agree that you may gain health benefits from even a small weight loss if:
- You are obese based on your body mass index (BMI)
- You are overweight based on your BMI and have weight-related health problems or a family history of such problems
- You have a waist that measures more than 40 inches if you are a man or more than 35 inches if you are a woman
A weight loss of five to 15 percent of body weight may improve your health and quality of life, and prevent these health problems. For a person who weighs 200 pounds, that means losing 10 to 30 pounds.
Even if you do not need to lose weight, you still should follow healthy eating and physical activity habits to help prevent weight gain and stay healthy and you age.
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