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Healthy Weight Loss Is All About Healthy Aging

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Healthy weight loss is a great thing as it will allow you to start off on the right foot for the rest of your life. Healthy weight loss is sustaining a steady weight loss of two pounds every week without depriving your body of any of the nutrients, vitamins and minerals it needs to remain healthy.

To lose a pound of fat, you need to create a deficit of 3,500 calories through exercise and/or diet, which isn't always easy. Healthy weight loss is impossible unless supplemented with a healthy low fat diet and the right exercise program.  

Healthy Low Fat Diet

People lose weight on diets for one reason and one reason only – they consume less calories than they burn. A good source on how to begin a healthy, low-fat diet is the American Heart Association, which offers these general guidelines:Total calories should be adjusted to reach and maintain a healthy weight. Eating a healthy low fat diet is much easier when you have a list of low fat foods.  

Eating low fat foods can help establish a healthy balanced eating plan. It is important to eat foods from all the major food groups, including grains and breads, fruits and vegetables, milk and dairy products, meats, beans and nuts.  

Eating too much salt or sodium-rich foods leads to a greater uptake of fluid and causes a greater volume of blood to enter the confines of the circulatory system. Sodium is found naturally in fresh foods like meats, nuts, grains, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products, but in much lower quantities than in processed foods. Following a healthy, low fat diet is avoiding prepared foods whenever possible, since prepared foods tend to have higher amounts of fat and sodium than fresh foods.  

Right Exercise Program

Exercise is one of the best things you can do for weight loss, keeping in mind that exercise program must be suitable to one’s body, as others are not able to exercise as rigorously as others can. Exercise is very important to weight loss, walking and jogging is one of the best ways to get your daily exercise and it doesn’t cost anything.

No, jumping on the couch and fidgeting with the remote control doesn't fall under exercise. Healthy weight loss require frequent exercise but often fat people try to rush this part too rapidly so take it bit by bit and do some regular physical exercise to start with like swimming or jogging and then when your fitness level has improved, join a gymnasium.

It's well known that exercise helps prevent high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and stroke, all of which can contribute to dementia. Yet while studies suggest that exercise enhances cognitive skills such as reasoning and concentration, it's not clear that a lunchtime trip to the gym will make you immediately and dramatically smarter !

One key to healthy weight loss is to balance your calories over time. Remember that you did not gain that extra body fat over night. Healthy weight loss is attained by losing an average of 1 to 2 pounds per week not through crash diets and quick weight loss gimmicks so be patient and persistent and you will reach your goal.

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