By Mark Salinas

Most people tend to take an “all or nothing” approach to weight loss. When an individual has decided that it is the time to lose weight they often will eat much less and increase activity.

By increasing daily activity to build muscle and burn more calories. Continue to eat as your body will require the “fuel”.

Consistently exercising, such as a daily run or walk for 20+ minutes, is a great way to burn calories. Strength training exercises, such as weight training, also are important in a weight loss program. And since muscle tissue burns more calories, muscle mass is a key factor in weight loss.

Regularly scheduled aerobic exercise is best for weight loss, also additional extra movement helps burn calories. Come up with additional ways to increase activity each day. Taking the stairs more often and parking farther away at the store also are additional ways to burn more calories.

BEWARE of dietary supplements for help in burning calories.”Dietary supplement manufacturers aren’t required by the Food and Drug Administration to prove their products are safe or effective, so view these products with caution and skepticism.”

Your metabolism is the catalyst for your energy needs, it’s the amount of food you consume and physical activity that ultimately determine your weight.