Skip to content

    Announcements

    Attention All WebMD Community Members:

    These message boards are closed to posting. Please head on over to our new WebMD Message Boards to check out and participate in the great conversations taking place: https://messageboards.webmd.com/

    Your new WebMD Message Boards are now open!

    Making the move is as easy as 1-2-3.

    1. Head over to this page: https://messageboards.webmd.com/living-healthy/f/weight-loss/

    2. Choose the tag from the drop-down menu that clicks most with you (and add it to any posts you create so others can easily find and sort through posts)

    3. Start posting

    Have questions? Email us anytime at [email protected]

    Getting Started with Weight Loss
    avatar
    Louise_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Are you wondering how do you get started losing weight? With the hundreds and hundreds of diets out there, how do you choose the best approach?

    To find out, WebMD turned to James O. Hill, PhD, director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado in Denver. Much of Hill's research has focused on the habits of people who manage to achieve what we all want: stable and sustained weight loss. So how do these people lose weight and how do they keep it off? Hill has some answers.
    Click the link above for a great article on how to get started with weight loss.
    Was this Helpful?
    78 of 99 found this helpful
     
    avatar
    feduptwice responded:
    so it means there is a light at the end of this diet tunel???I can actually after i get to my goal weight-eat normal as long as i exercise every day???it means it will be ok to have extra BBQ on weekend as long as i go on 5 miles hike that morning????
     
    avatar
    feduptwice replied to feduptwice's response:
    ?
     
    avatar
    Louise_WebMD_Staff replied to feduptwice's response:
    There is an end and eating normal is possible as long as you look at eating normal as not overeating. If you learn healthier habits on the way to your goal-then those extra bbq servings may not be as appealing. I know that what I used to find a "normal" meal definitely isn't my normal anymore. Not because I am afraid to gain the weight and I certainly am not an exercise fiend-but because I just get queasy thinking about those portions now.


    Helpful Tips

    Olive oil versus Canola oilExpert
    Both oils contain healthy monounsaturated fats but canola actually has less saturated fat than olive oil. Canola is more versatile for ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    239 of 284 found this helpful

    Expert Blog

    Everyday Fitness - Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP

    Achieve a better mind-body balance and live a healthier life with tips from wellness expert Dr. Pamela Peeke...Read More

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.