I want to follow a weight loss diet, what should I do?

The diet continues to be the most important element in the treatment of overweight and obesity. The main idea on which the treatment is based is the reduction of between 500 and 1,000 kilocalories with respect to daily consumption. This reduction of calories every day will allow us to reduce the weight between half and one kilo weekly. Before starting the plan we must detail what our daily diet is and indicate what we have eaten and how often, for example the last month. This allows a personalized diet plan, balanced and based on the tastes of those who follow it.

There are many diets that use different methods, all with the ultimate goal of weight reduction. This is achieved in different ways, some not very orthodox, for example, the "miracle & rdquo. Once the desired weight is reduced, with greater or lesser effort, this reduction must be maintained for as long as possible.

As important is to achieve weight reduction as subsequent maintenance. This is only possible with the changes in the patient's lifestyle. In this sense, the most important aspect is to avoid sedentary lifestyle. For this, the daily habit must be introduced during 30-60 minutes of physical activity, moderate or adapted to the physical state and training of the patient. It is always advisable to go to health professionals to establish the dietary plan and carry out follow-up visits in order to measure progress and obtain advice that allows us to continue with the effort involved in the hard work of losing weight.

Dr. Joseph Perez. Clinical Hospital of Z Rehab Center

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