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Leading a healthy lifestyle is the key for the proper prevention of overweight and obesity. Healthy habits start from the earliest years of your childhood. If you are lucky enough to have a set of parents who emphasize the beauty of having healthy choices, then that’s good.  You will have a better time dealing with your weight and keeping it in the normal range. But if you have started on the wrong foot, it’s never too late to straighten up your lifestyle’s direction to a healthier path.

What are the easiest methods to keep yourself from getting fat?

Learn to follow a healthy eating method. Making healthy food choices is the greatest foundation for a healthy weight. Keep in mind that the amount of energy you take in should be equal to the amount of energy you burn through your activity.

Take note of your food portion sizes. Food portions in fast food chains and restaurants are usually good for two to three persons. And if you try eating it all by yourself, chances are you are exceeding your daily caloric intake – and this means you are on your way to gaining some more weight.

Learn to become active. Your work and your family should never be a hindrance to your active lifestyle. Why not involve your family in physical activities? Instead of getting rid of time by watching movies, why not take the kids out to the park and play your favorite ball game? Why not teach your little ones how to use the bicycle? You see, having a regular physical activity that you enjoy can help you burn those extra calories and thus prevent you from gaining some weight.

Reduce the time you spend on your TV and computer. TV, computers and even video games can decrease your  time for physical activity and regular workout.

Always keep track of your weight. Buying a bathroom scale is not a bad idea when you are trying to lose weight. Check your weight as often as you want. This way, you can track your progress or failures.

Reference:

The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: How can overweight and obesity be prevented?

 

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