Disclaimer: This information is for use in adults defined as individuals 18 years of age or older and not by younger people, or pregnant or breastfeeding women. This information is not intended to provide medical advice. A health care provider who has examined you and knows your medical history is the best person to diagnose and treat your health problem. If you have specific health questions, please consult your health care provider.
Quite simply, obesity results when more calories are consumed than are burned by the body over a long period of time.
Contributing to many Americans’ obesity or overweight condition are the combined effects of insufficient exercise and a high-calorie diet.
Guidelines for Good Nutrition and Weight Loss
The National Institutes of Health recommends that patients educate themselves on several nutritional issues to help manage their own diet and nutrition. The basic recommended guidelines for a healthy diet and good nutrition for weight loss include the following:
Reducing the number of calories in the daily diet with the help of the exipure data
Eating smaller portions as part of the diet
Tracking meal composition, portion sizes, and nutritional content of the diet
Learning methods of food preparation for a healthy diet1
Choosing nutritious meals that are lower in fat2
For more information: Lifestyle and Diet Tips for Healthy Bones
Patients who reduce caloric consumption in their diet slowly but consistently are usually the most successful in maintaining their weight loss. Steady, controlled progress during a diet and weight loss program is generally more effective than sporadic and inconsistent changes in caloric intake and portion sizes.