Diet and Diets
Before you start any diet plan, it's important to talk to your doctor first. This is especially important if you have any medical conditions. Your health care provider can help guide you along your weight loss way and make sure the diet plan you have in mind is right for you. You might also consider a few visits with a registered dietician, who can help you design practical menus that will keep you motivated to eat right and lose weight.
It takes almost a month to break a bad habit, but only two to three weeks to create a new one, so one of the hardest parts of starting a diet is kicking old habits to the curb
Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Starting a Diet
How Much Weight Do I Need to Lose?
Once you have asked the previous question, you will be able to ask your doctor how much weight he/she thinks you should lose. It's important to ask this question because many people set unrealistic goals for themselves. Your doctor, on the other hand, will be able to give you a realistic idea of how much weight you should lose.
Exercise: When to check with your doctor first
Regular exercise can help you control your weight, reduce your risk of heart disease, and strengthen your bones and muscles. But if you haven't exercised for some time and you have health concerns, you may want to talk to your doctor before starting a new exercise routine.
Although moderate physical activity, such as brisk walking, is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk to your doctor before you start an exercise program if any of the following apply:
You have heart disease.
You have asthma or lung disease.
You have diabetes, or liver or kidney disease.
You have arthritis.