Practical Tips for Weight Loss

Friday, November 18, 2011

Feeling discouraged because you havent been successful in losing weight? Dr. Edward Hill offers some simple, sound, practical tips for weight loss in todays 60 Second Housecall.

Dr. Hill:

People become overweight or obese for many reasons. Weight issues can run in families. They can be caused by unhealthy behaviors and a persons environment. Certain health problems and medicines can also lead to unwanted weight gain.

There are some simple things you can do to reach and maintain a healthy weight:

Avoid sweet drinks. These include regular soft drinks, fruit juices, fruit drinks, energy drinks, sweet tea and flavored milk.

Avoid fast foods. Fast foods such as french fries, hamburgers, chicken nuggets and pizza are high in calories and can cause weight gain.

Eat a healthy breakfast. People who skip breakfast tend to weigh more.

Avoid grocery shopping when youre hungry.

Pack a healthy lunch.

Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables.

Be more active. Small changes in physical activity can easily be added to your daily routine.

Take a walk with your family. A daily walk is a great way to get exercise and to catch up on the days events.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.