To lose weight safely, you need to consume fewer calories than you burn up in your daily activities. However, this does not mean a drastic reduction in your daily food consumption. Replace fatty, calorie-rich foods with complex carbohydrates that are low in calories, but nutritious. It is also recommended that this well-balanced diet be combined with some form of aerobic exercise; it is best to exercise three to five times weekly. The number on the scale doesn't determine how healthy you are -- You can be at a low weight and still have excess body fat. Try to set your goal by losing percentages of body fat rather than pounds. Lasting results take time. For more information on safe weight loss, contact a health care professional.
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