Health and Fitness By Mae Davies / July 11, 2015 Weight can be such a touchy subject, especially with women. Young ladies, even independent ones, are most sensitive when it comes to such a topic. They fear that their worth as a person is dependent on how much they weigh. Being overweight or obese is already a rampant problem nowadays due to unhealthy eating habits and having a sedentary lifestyle. It’s no surprise then that many young women would succumb to insecurity. What these women need is an inspiration to motivate them to become healthier and shed off those dangerous, unwanted pounds off their bodies. Gina Neely, a popular Food Network host and chef, amazingly achieved a weight loss of over 20 pounds in just 12 weeks! If you are having some weight problems, you should draw some inspiration from Gina’s success story. And don’t worry because her healthier lifestyle is definitely safe for you. All you have to do is follow in her footsteps and apply these five points to effectively get healthy and lose weight. There is no such thing as a hopeless case Being overweight or obese is definitely a challenge, especially if you are a young womanstruggling to find out who you really are and where you belong in the world. The thing is, you have to believe that you can change no matter what. It’s never too late to start living healthy, as long as you put your heart and mind to it and persevere; then you will be able to see concrete results. Start by eating right Once you have put your mind into it, the next step would be to take action. As everyone knows, the very basic principle of losing weight is by eating right. Eating right means having a balanced diet. Always include in your meal a variety of fruits, vegetables, complex carbohydrates, and lean protein. Avoid eating foods that are rich in saturated fats (like chips and French fries), too much pasta and breads, and sweets. This does not mean that you have to remove all these things completely from your diet. The keyword here is “moderation,” which pertains to eating the right amounts. Surely, you may be easily tempted with a lot of fast food restaurants in your neighborhood or workplace. One way to address this is by bringing healthy, home-cooked meals to work (or school) instead. This way you will not only be able to eat healthier, but you will also be able to save more. Work out daily An essential component of fighting obesity is having a regular fitness regimen.Don’t have a gym nearby? This is not an excuse not to do any exercise of some sort. Simply walking instead of using your car can be a big help. Running or jogging is also one easy way to exercise effectively.Gina herself incorporates some simple physical activities into her daily regimen, like doing some sit-ups while doing some household chores or parking her car far away from the entrance.Remember, if there’s a will, there’s a way. Be resourceful enough because if you really want to lose weight, then you won’t have enough reasons not to exercise and be fit. Remove any source of temptation To make eating healthier easy for you, make sure to remove all kinds of temptation. One way to go about this is by packing healthy snacks like nuts or dried fruits instead of junk food. This also means choosing Strawberry Frozen Yogurt over Strawberry or Chocolate ice cream. See the difference? They both taste delicious but the yogurt’s a lot healthier. Regularity is the key Once you get the hang of things, make sure to make it a habit. Always try to find the time to exercise and eat right.Doing these regularly will make it easier for you as time passes by. Eventually, it won’t be so hard to resist eating French fries at your favorite fast food joint or drinking sugar-laden sodas whenever you want. The more times you do it, the easier it will be and the more naturally it will come to you. Let Gina Neely’s success story of weight loss inspire you to get healthier. Follow these tips and be able to achieve your goal in fighting obesity!