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Healthy Weight Loss

     Healthy ways to loose weight are those that do not compromise the overall healthfulness of your body (i.e., put a strain on your heart and lungs, or deprive you of certain nutrients that you require to function). Healthy weight loss includes healthy exercising programs and healthy eating plans. Most overweight people should lose weight gradually. For safe and healthy weight loss, try not to exceed a rate of two pounds per week. Sometimes, people with serious health problems associated with obesity may have legitimate reasons for losing weight rapidly. If so, a physician's supervision is required.

Goals For Healthy Weight Loss

     Weight loss has become such a large industry that there are so many different diets, plans, and pills that promises quick weight loss without affecting your lifestyle or health. These companies want your money - they don't care about your health. Stay away from these majorly hyped weight loss products. Practice healthy weight loss from the sensible, common sense way - through healthy eating, healthy dieting, and exercising regularly.

     Healthy weight loss and later successful weight management both depend on setting achievable goals and using your common sense. One should set achievable goals for weight loss, and not attempt something like losing 50lbs in a week (50 pounds even in 2 months is impossible). To be healthy you need to do what's healthy for your body, and that is to lose weight gradually.

     For safe and healthy weight loss, don't exceed losing more than 2lbs a week. As well, it is best avoid products and diets that guarantee overnight weight loss, which will waste your time and money. Set a realistic goal for yourself, and follow a healthy weight loss regime.

     To find out what your healthy goal should be, first figure out how much weight you would like to lose. However, you should be careful to not set you goal too drastically, instead find out the healthy weight range for a person of your height. Then determine the time frame for losing weight. If you wanted/needed to lose 16lbs to achieve the ideal weight, the quickest healthy weight loss time would be 2 months. The way to determine this time frame is to not exceed losing more than 2lbs a week, so at most 8lbs a month is healthy weight loss.

Some key points to consider pursuing your healthy weight loss goal:

* What's your ideal weight
* Will your genetics allow you to lose a large amount of weight
* The types of food you eat, and the amount which you consume
* Can you/will you give up the most fattening foods
* Regular exercising and fitness

Healthy weight loss boils down to TWO key components:
1. Regular exercising, and
2. Healthy eating, healthy dieting

Here are some key points to healthy weight loss:
* Reduce your calories intake
* Avoid fatty foods
* Follow a balanced diet -
* Avoid fad diets
* Ignore the marketing hype of diet pills that promise you to lose 90lbs in a month
* Exercise regularly - try to maintain a 3 to 4 day per week fitness schedule, and at least 20 to 30 minutes each session

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