You want to lose weight, now. And you want to do it safely. But how? First, keep in mind that many experts say it’s best to lose weight gradually. It’s more likely to stay off. If you shed pounds too fast, you’ll lose muscle, bone, and water instead of fat, says the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Safe weight loss doesn’t happen overnight (and if it does, it’s probably self-destructive). But if you’re anxious to lose weight for a legit reason, follow our tips to improve your diet, streamline your workouts, and shed weight the safe way.
No matter how you kick-start your weight loss, the best way to keep it off is with long-lasting lifestyle changes, like a healthy eating plan and physical activity. If you’re not sure where to start, how many calories to cut, or how to do it safely, you might want to consult a registered dietitian.