Keep a thin body for life by maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes commitment, exercise, and a healthy diet.
: Never change your diet without first consulting your physician.
Step 1: Exercise Commit yourself to exercising at least 30 to 60 minutes a day. Take the stairs, go for a walk, ride a bike, golf, or work in your garden. Find an activity that you enjoy.
Step 2: Maintain a healthy diet Maintain a healthy diet that is low in sodium, fat, and cholesterol. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and whole grains.
TIP: Aim for five to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day.
Step 3: Limit fats from diet Limit your consumption of saturated fats and trans fats. Sources of saturated fats include cheese, beef, butter, and coconut oils.
Step 4: Read the Nutrition Facts label Read Nutrition Facts labels when purchasing food to monitor your calorie, sodium, fat, and cholesterol intake.
TIP: Learn more about the Nutritional Fact label at fda.gov.
Step 5: Monitor your weight Monitor your weight closely. Weigh yourself at the same time each day using the same scale.
TIP: Use a journal to record your success.
Step 6: Believe in yourself Believe that you can succeed. Stay positive and learn to control negative thoughts. Making healthy lifestyle changes will not only help you maintain your weight, but give you confidence.
FACT: Once you swallow, it takes approximately 7 seconds for food to pass from your mouth to your stomach.