5 Things to Do When You’re Starting a Diet

Manage your energy balance. There are three different ways to lose weight. You can cut calories, you can burn more calories with exercise, or you can combine both for faster weight loss. Decide which method works best for your lifestyle and eating style. Then figure out your energy balance and get ready to slim down.

As you move through your weight loss plan, remember that you can come back to any of these steps to make changes. Adjust your goals, check in with your physician or re-evaluate your energy balance if you aren’t getting the results you need.