Choose an Active Life
Exercise burns recently ingested sugars and carbs as well as stored fat. Exercise is essential for losing weight, keeping weight down, and maintaining your health.
The most basic exercise is walking. Incorporate more walking into your daily life by parking your car farther from the store you are visiting. Better yet, leave your car at home and walk to the store. Join a gym or get friends together for an early morning walking group. If you make exercise a part of your daily schedule, you'll come to enjoy it and to need it more and more.
Play Time for Adults
Get out and play, whether you have kids or not. Walking, biking, and rollerblading are good solitary activities, but you can also do them with your kids for some active family bonding time. If you do have children, they'll love you for getting involved in games and sports with them. Go to the playground together, and jog next to a child who's on a skateboard. Go swimming and skiing as a family.
If you don't have children, you can still embrace your inner twelve-year-old. Join a local Ultimate Frisbee, soccer, or dodgeball league. Plan a waterside barbecue with friends or family. Set up a volleyball net, and rent canoes to paddle around in.
Nutritional needs vary according a person's age, level of activity, individual metabolic rate, and lifestyle. Thus, it is important to analyze your needs and lifestyle to create an individual diet. Always check in with a doctor or a nutritionist to find out what your individual needs are before starting a new diet.
Let It Grow
Plant a garden, if you have a yard, or grow herbs or cherry tomatoes on your windowsill. If you have a deck or patio, you can fill big planters with very easy-to-grow herbs and miniature vegetables. Maintaining a garden takes work and burns calories; it's a form of exercise. Growing your own food also gives you more control over what you eat.