If you have serious health problems because of your weight, your doctor
must suggest weight-loss surgery or medications for you. In this situation,
you and your doctor will need to thoroughly discuss the potential
benefits & the possible dangers.
But don't forget the bottom line: The key to successful weight loss is a
commitment to making permanent changes in your diet & exercise
Your weight is a balancing act, & calories are part of that equation.
Fad diets may promise you that counting carbs or eating a mountain of
grapefruit will make the KG's drop off. But when it comes to healthy weight
loss, it's calories that count. Weight loss comes down to burning more
calories that you take in. You can do that by reducing extra calories
from food and beverages and increasing calories burned through physical
Once you understand that equation, you're ready to set your healthy weight loss
goals and make a plan for reaching them. Remember, you don't have to do
it alone. Talk to your doctor, family and friends for support. Also,
plan smart: Anticipate how you'll handle situations that challenge your
resolve and the inevitable minor setbacks.