This is correlated with the probability of developing health problems associated with obesity.
WebMD.com recommends that if you are not obese and have no risk factors for obesity-related illness, focus on preventing further weight gain by increasing exercise and eating healthy, rather than trying to lose weight.
This is the pre-dieting stage that could be beneficial to a healthier life. Don’t restrict yourself, but to get the amount of fat you want in your diet — up to 30 percent of total calories, kidshealth.org says.
Pre-dieting should not include restricting certain food groups, either. Eat bread or pasta in moderation and don’t just eat fruits or vegetables because they’re coined as healthy. The nutritional value of the foods you eat such as the vitamins and minerals you need should be a big factor in what you choose to eat.
Losing weight is a lifelong commitment to changes in eating behaviors, diet and physical activity. Ease yourself into this dramatic change and break your weight-loss cycle or the yo-yo will continue to roll, back and forth.
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Reviewed November 8, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN