Getting to a Healthy Weight
The holidays are over and you've made all those great plans for a healthier
you. If you're trying to lose weight, you should ask yourself some simple questions.
Doctor Francis Chesley of the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Getting to a Healthy Weight is easier if you're more aware of your behavior.
Do I need to put all that food on my plate? Wouldn't it help me to eat more
fruits and vegetables? And what about dessert, do I always need it? Can't I
walk or do some simple exercise every day? The longer you work at it, the more
likely you'll be to lose weight. And cutting back on your meal size is definitely
a successful beginning.
Dr. Chesley also says not to count on diet pills to help you lose weight. People
who rely on diet pills alone lose at the most only 10 pounds a year. For more
information about losing weight, talk with your family doctor.
Audio News Release Transcript: Getting to a Healthy Weight. Agency
for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/hlthwght.htm