January 15, 2022
Each year – usually in January – about 45 million of us collectively decide to shed the extra weight with a new diet.1 But, most people aren’t sure where to start. So, we asked MDLIVE Clinical Medical Director Cynthia E. Collins, MD, to share her insights into healthy eating, popular diets, and how to live a healthier lifestyle:
While everyone is different, most people need to cut a minimum of 500 calories a day from their diet to lose about 1 pound per week. Calculate your needs here.
And lastly, make sure you’re in a good headspace to start a lifestyle change. As I said, successfully following any diet depends on your mindset. If you need support and motivation, make an appointment with an MDLIVE licensed therapist.
Losing excess weight lowers your risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, sleep disorders, and many other chronic illnesses. Follow Dr. Collins’ tips for fitting a healthy eating plan into your lifestyle so that whichever diet you choose, you’re more likely to succeed.