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E. John Serrao, MD, FACOG, FAACS, FAAAAM dr_john_serrao_profile
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Exercise can help us look good, feel good and become more energized. What many people don’t realize is that regular exercise also helps us live longer. It helps fight against cancer and other medical problems. Some of these include obesity, osteoporosis, forgetfulness, depression and impotence. All these problems can rob us of our youth and make us grow old prematurely.

Choose the Right Foods and be Accountable

Be accountable to yourself for the foods you eat. One of the best ways to do this is to write down the foods you eat. Most health professionals recommend counting calories in some form of food journal. This is a must, and it’s easy, when you do the HCG True Diet. Recording the weights and calories in a 250 calorie meal with only three foods is not difficult, and a lifetime lesson is embraced with little effort.

In order to record your food, you are forced to learn about portion sizes and the number of calories in different foods. Once recorded, you learn which foods are the high calorie foods and those that have lower calories. You add up the total calories during the day to get a visual of what you eat and to make yourself accountable for picking the right foods choices.

Eat More, Weigh Less!

Eat more healthy natural foods with lots of fiber contained within them. While doing the HCG Diet, you eat a large amount of vegetables and some fruits. Embrace this habit for life to eat more food while helping you lose weight. Vegetables and fruits are high in fiber and better for your health. Moreover, you will be amazing at the amount of food that you must eat during the program, yet you eat only 500 calories a day. High fiber foods help you do this and fill you up to boot. Choose these instead of high calorie processed foods (calorie dense foods).

Choosing to eat the required fruits and vegetables, lean meats and other protein foods during the HCG Diet helps you to create these habits for better health. You soon realize that you can eat a lot of food that contains few calories yet satisfies your hunger if you eat correctly. You don’t ever have to go hungry if you choose to eat the right foods.

Plus, these foods are heart healthy foods. Eating a heart healthy diet with emphasis on raw fruits and vegetables will also increase your cardiac fitness. These are great choices for improving your health.

Making better choices in foods is a necessary change that most overweight people must choose to do. Many people are accustomed to eating restaurant foods, packaged foods, and a lot of fast food which is packed with calorie-dense foods. When you do the HCG Diet, you learn to avoid these high calorie-dense foods and emphasize low calorie foods that contain high fiber. Although it’s easier and more convenient at times to eat these fast foods, remember that you will tend to over consume calories this way. You must make the right food choices to lose weight and to keep the weight off long term.

Choose To Exercise Regularly

It is vital to choose to incorporate regular exercise activities into your life for long term weight management. Incorporating regular exercise into your daily life decreases many health risks that could reduce your lifespan. In addition to weight management, exercising improves your heart health, decreases the risk of you developing many cancers, improves the health of your bones and joints, and improves your mental acuity. Choose to increase your daily activities and exercise for at least an hour a day. You don’t have to do all the exercise in one continuous hour each day. You can split them up during the day. Many people will lose weight if they exercise a few minutes at a time throughout the day, even if walking is their primary exercise.

In fact, up to 80% of successful dieters who tried exercising at least three times a week ranked it as their number one dieting strategy. There are many exercise options available to you. Walking is one of the most popular forms of exercise, but bicycling, stair stepping, doing aerobic classes or other food cardio exercise are also good choices. Lifting weights to tone your muscles and increase those calorie-burning muscles is also a good choice. Making better choices is indeed a vital part of losing weight and keeping it off for a long time.

Making better choices in your life will help you achieve greater success. Whether you want to lose weight or just be healthier, you must change the bad habits you’ve been doing to get the right results.

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