The # 1 solution for losing weight is walking. Fine, but what if you can’t use your legs?
Do whatever type of physical activity possible because it burns calories. Metabolism is the process of changing food to nutrients then delivering it to cells through the blood. The goal is to take in fewer calories than you use. An excess of calories that is not needed becomes fat.

Another focus of weight loss is eating more healthy. Concentrate on fruits, vegetables, and proteins rather than fats, carbohydrates, and starches. Decrease your junk food, fried food, and white food (rice, flour, sugar). This sounds logical but if we’re hungry we often do not consider this matter. We must learn the our ideal caloric intake then create / follow a plan.

Here are some ideas for lowering calories:

  • Swap more fattening foods for lesser ones; brown rice, ice milk, and wheat bread.
  • Add to a bland meal; salsa, parmesan cheese, mustard, juice of a lemon
  • Consider why you’re eating. Is it emotional? Is it boredom? Is it habit? Is it hunger?
  • Keep an ongoing journal in order to track your setbacks and compare successes.
  • Track your food intake and be accountable of your food intake- frequency, item, time, etc.
  • Use a workout video or podcast in order for it to be more interesting.
  • Transfer more frequently than needed and do not receive more help then needed.

    Support of someone else is crucial. My body has become more difficult to manage than it used to before my operations. I am going to create a meal plan and try as best as I can to
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