A major part of maintaining a healthy weight is keeping yourself healthy and fit. You may not be all that surprised to learn that most people who are at their correct weight are those that generally eat wholesome, healthy food and not too much and they expend energy by exercising or doing a job that entails a lot of physical work or a lot of running around the place. Either way, they are getting the two most important factors that determine a healthy weight and that is a good diet coupled with enough exercise to burn as many calories as they are consuming.

This is an important factor that anyone who is worried they are getting overweight should take into consideration. You can’t expect to stay slim and eat too much, eat all the wrong foods and lead a sedentary lifestyle as well. Something has to change and the only person who can make that change is you.

So if you are spending too much of your time sitting down and not moving about, make some time to get up and do something even if it seems trivial to you. Like walking around the place, running up and down some stairs, walking to close by places instead of taking the car, visiting the local pool and doing some swimming etc.

On top of that, if your diet leaves a lot to be desired, change it for a better one!

You can easily substitute some of the junk food for some healthy stuff. If you feel you have to eat bread with every meal, try cutting it out for a few meals. You’ll be surprised at how soon you don’t miss it any more and you’ll feel a whole lead better, with less bloating and feeling less sluggish and lethargic after meals.

If you habitually eat biscuits or cookies with every cup of coffee, try cutting down on the number of cups you drink in a day, while limiting yourself to only two biscuits with a cup. You’ll soon get used to eating fewer then you can go the whole way and simply stop buying biscuits altogether, so there is no longer any temptation!

There are loads of ways that you can improve your eating habits while getting more exercise and before you know it, your weight will return to its correct level and you’ll be feeling fitter and healthier into the bargain.