6 Tips to Kick-Start Your Weight Loss (5/7)

You've made the decision to lose weight, and now it's time to follow through on your goal. Here are six weight loss tips to help you get started

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4. Be active just 10 minutes more

Going from couch potato to an hour every day at the gym is the kind of change that only a superhero could keep up with. But add just 10 minutes of exercise to your day, and you’re well on your way to losing weight and reducing a range of health risks. Exercise also has a positive effect on metabolism – just what you’re going for. But keep in mind you won’t lose any weight at all if you use your increased activity as an excuse to have a second cupcake. “A lot of people overestimate how much weight can be lost with exercise alone, so they end up consuming more food,” Dr. Walji cautions.

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