Weight Loss

Effective Weight-Loss Strategies

By Eric Spinner, CNC


Many people will make resolutions this New Year to improve various aspects of their lives, including losing weight and getting in better shape. These goals can be achieved with the information presented below, and with the commitment of the individual. Remember to always consult with your health care provider before starting any new program of exercise or use of nutritional supplements.

The first thing someone who wishes to take off weight has to do is to get rid of all the junk food in your pantry. If you are serious about getting your body into the shape you desire, you simply can’t eat foods that are full of refined sugars and flours, artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives. Foods that contain hydrogenated oils are especially bad.

The next thing to do is to replace all that junk with a variety of wholesome foods, like whole grains (wheat, oats, barley and rye), fresh fruits and vegetables, and high quality protein from meats, fish, and eggs. An important thing to remember is moderation in everything, including moderation. Anything done in excess is not good, and there should be a balance in every aspect of our lives. I don’t feel it is necessary to incorporate an extreme diet in order to achieve weight loss, I recommend a balanced approach.

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