Choosing An Effective Weight Loss Program
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How do I choose a safe and effective weight loss program?
With so many weight loss programs on the market, selecting the right plan to meet your needs can be a difficult chore. Before joining a weightloss program you should investigate all of your options. Don't settle for the first program you find in the phone book, because it might not be right for you. Collect as much information as possible about each potential program so that you can make an informed decision. Healthy weight loss programs that are safe and effective should:
- Teach healthy eating and calorie reduction without eliminating specific foods or food groups.
- Provide proven strategies for making positive and healthy behavior change
- Consider your cultural differences
- Encourage participation in a structured exercise program and increased daily physical activity (taking the stairs instead of the elevator, etc…).
- Promote a steady and slow weight loss over time to reach target weight loss goals
- Provide medical supervision if the program includes consuming meal replacements or special diets like a very-low-calorie diet.
- Have a plan to assist you in keeping the weight off after you have lost it.