How to Combine Diet & Exercise to Lose Weight

Numerous weight loss advertisements claim to produce results at a faster rate, but that’s not always the case. With thousands of people having a difficult time with their weight, they aim to find the best diet, gym, workout routine… and nothing seems to do the trick. The result? Utter discouragement with going back to the same negative eating and exercising habits as before.

Unfortunately, losing weight doesn’t happen overnight, but Dr. Roselind Bardisa at Bardisa Medical Center in Miami has many effective weight loss strategies for her patients who struggle with excessive weight. What’s her secret? It’s the proper combination of diet and exercise.

Eat More Nutritious Foods

It’s time to skip the donut and opt for greek yogurt with fresh fruit in the morning. Making better food choices and eating habits is crucial to losing weight. It’s not about eating less and counting calories… it’s about eating more foods with nutrients to fuel your body.

Eating smaller meals and snacks throughout the day is much more beneficial for the metabolism than large meals in three sittings. While pre-made meals with nutritional information are a good start, the most effective way to eat healthier is knowing exactly what’s in your food. Try using cookbooks or healthy online recipes with fresh fruits, vegetables, and grains. Keep these foods in mind when making your grocery list or dining out:

  • Eat more:
    • Eggs
    • Leafy greens
    • Fish
    • Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts)
    • Sweet potatoes
    • Beans and legumes
    • Chicken breast
    • Whole grains
  • Eat less:
    • Fried foods
    • White bread
    • Fruit juices
    • Processed foods
    • Refined sugar
    • Soda
    • Alcohol

Get More Active

To really jump-start your weight loss, start an exercise routine along with your new eating habits. For optimum weight loss, the general idea is that you burn more calories through exercise than what you consume.

If you hate the gym and see it as a punishment, there are many workout plans that don’t require a gym. Jog around the block or bike to the park for a great cardiovascular exercise. It’s also good to switch up your workout routine between cardio and strength exercises using weights for overall toning.

Working out three to four times a week for at least 20 minutes is a good rule of thumb. Whatever particular exercise regimen you decide, choose one that you enjoy the most, and pick a time of day that works best for you.

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Roselind for Weight Loss Advice

If you’re looking to lose weight and need professional guidance with a weight loss plan perfect for you, contact Bardisa Medical Center. Dr. Roselind, a double board certified physician, helps many patients achieve a healthy lifestyle, and she can help you too! We serve patients in surrounding South Florida communities such as Kendall, Coral Gables, Fontainebleau, and Hialeah.

Fill out our online form, or call 305.661.2002 for a free consultation to learn more about the weight loss programs.