Diet and Exercise – Find a Program For Life

Time’s article tries to make the case that exercise, because it stimulates the appetite, inhibits weight loss instead of enhancing it. Among Time magazine’s critics regarding the article are Fitness magazine who countered with “10 Reasons Why Exercise Makes You Thin (Or Why Time Magazine Got It Wrong).

While research and commentary like Time magazine’s article, continue to surface, health, fitness and medical expert still agree that the key to weight loss is burning more calories than you consume. Exercise combined with calorie restriction can help give you the weight-loss edge. Along with its numerous other health benefits like boosting your mood, strengthening your hear and reducing your blood pressure, exercise can help burn off the excess calories you can’t cut through diet alone.

Exercise can also be helpful in maintaining weight loss. Studies show that people who maintain their weight loss over the long term get regular physical activity, reports the Mayo Clinic. In contrast, people who lose weight too quickly-by crash diets-are likely to regain weight quickly.

Unfortunately, when it comes to weight loss, the information and diet plans available is limitless. A few of the popular diet plans are Weight Watchers, South Beach Diet and the Flat Belly Diet. In addition, weight loss is a constant topic in women’s magazines, health magazines and fitness magazines.

While magazines can be helpful in keeping up with the latest news, it is important to find a health magazine that promotes a diet plan that fits your needs and lifestyle. Some of the best health magazines include Health magazine, Prevention magazine, Fitness magazine and Consumer Reports/Health magazine.

Your diet plan should include various foods from the major food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains, low-fat dairy products, lean protein sources, nuts and seeds. It should include foods you like and that you would enjoy eating for a lifetime – not just for several weeks or months. It should include foods you can easily find in your local grocery store and that you can afford. It should allow you to eat your favorite foods. It should include proper amounts of nutrients and calories to help you lose weight safely and effectively. It should encourage regular physical activity.