Because no two people are exactly alike, each person needs a custom-tailored diet.
You will need
- Information from weight-loss facilities
- Referrals from friends (optional)
Step 1 Look for weight-loss programs Locate and visit weight-loss facilities. Many offer one-stop shopping: coaching, personal training, dietary counseling, and a health club.
Step 2 Consider special dietary needs Consider food choices and accommodations for any special dietary needs you have.
Resist temptation to buy junk food. Keep your pantry stocked with healthy essentials.
Step 3 Look at exercise program Examine the exercise design — is it built into the program? If not, are you disciplined enough to be on your own?
Ask friends, neighbors, and coworkers to recommend a facility.
Step 4 Expect professional oversight Choose a program that’s overseen by medical staff or certified nutritionists. Meet with them and discuss your goals.
Step 5 Check for hidden costs Check for hidden costs, and make sure the program is right for your budget. Choose a facility that is close to your home or work so you’ll be motivated to stick with it.
Did You Know:
According to a global report, one-third of the most common cancers in the United States could be prevented through diet and exercise.