In developing a weight loss plan individuals should view their weight loss goals as part of an overall long-term strategy to achieve an improved state of health. Developing a weight loss plan requires a steady course of weight loss with modest goals that will maximize the probability of permanent weight loss. In developing a weight loss plan, dietary and exercise components must be included. Overweight men and women who develop a weight loss plan with an active exercise program tend to benefit from exercise’s role in permanent weight maintenance.
When exercise is added to dietary modification in developing a weight loss plan, even greater weight loss is possible. Greater weight loss is determined, when developing a weight loss plan, by dietary caloric restriction. Those who make gradual changes in diet and exercise when developing a weight loss plan are more likely to manage their weight and prevent weight cycling. In developing a weight loss plan, smaller, more frequent meals can aid in avoiding binge eating and reducing food cravings while stabilizing blood sugar levels.
In developing a weight loss plan, exercise can aid in regulating appetite and increasing caloric expenditure. Aerobic exercises, in developing a weight loss plan, may include walking, running, skating, and stair-climbing exercises which burn more calories than resistance exercise activities. Developing a weight loss plan means taking into consideration that if you include diet without exercise you will lower your basic metabolic rate, the number of calories your body uses at rest. Developing a weight loss plan without exercise also means that you lose both muscle and fat, which is counterproductive to permanent weight loss and fitness goals. In developing a weight loss plan, exercise may also include treadmill walking and running, swimming and skiing. Developing a weight loss plan that includes exercise will result in increased energy and strengthened endurance and stamina.
Acupuncture therapy, when included in developing a weight loss plan, can regulate the body’s metabolism, improve functioning of the digestive system and reduce appetite. Acupuncture & Massage College is currently offering a health and fitness class on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9:00 pm that includes yoga, meditation and qigong. For information or to register for the class call (305) 595-9500.