#1 See your doctor and get a blood test. This will help in identifying which health areas you need improvement on, and how your diet may need to be modified. Have high cholesterol or high blood pressure? Too much sugar in your diet? Overweight or obese? Issues moving your bowels? *Your doctor will tell you which types of food to avoid and which food is fair game.*
#2 The real truth about exercising- you don’t need to go to a gym or jog around a track. You have to try and be mobile at first by walking around the house and do household chores. Maybe stretch in the morning. Play with your kids or other family members. Once you get in the habit of moving around (as opposed to lying in bed or watching TV from the couch and being too lazy to get up), try a cool Wii exercise game like Wii Fitness, Wii Active, or Dance Dance Revolution.
#3 Set your daily exercise goal for just 10 minutes a day. That’s less time than taking a dump or surfing the web. Just 10 minutes. Once you get in the habit of stretching, walking around the neighborhood or beach, playing with kids, doing household chores, or using a Wii exercise game, push it to 15 minutes. Try to get it to 30 minutes a day- even breaking it up to 3 sets of 10 minutes is accepted by doctors. The key is: you want to break bad habits, and try to curb your food addiction or laziness addiction.
#4 Try to phase out and eventually get rid of the junk food. You can do a search to find out what junk food is, but I have a feeling you already know.
#5 If you simply cannot stick to a diet or are totally lost due to conflicting information, sign up with aweight loss program that allows you to choose delicious meals from healthy lists. You actually save money on those health diets when they send you food vs shopping on your own.
#6 A meal replacement diet like diet cookies curb your appetite without drugs.
#7 Diet pills and fat burners: your mileage will vary, so clear them with your doctor. They have been known to burn fat fast or suppress your appetite or give you energy.
#8 Those suffering from obesity fantasy about weight loss surgery: gastric bypass, Lap-band surgery, stomach staples, liposuction, and other weight loss procedures. I guess in these “losing weight fast fantasies”, your medical insurance covers weight loss surgery. I really hope it doesn’t have to come to that. If you follow these steps I outlined for you, it won’t.