Maybe you have always had weight problems, maybe it was a traumatic experience, or maybe it is the lifestyle you have that triggered your weight gain. Whatever the reason, there is no shortage of weight reducing products advertised this day in age. How do you know what possible solution may be right for you?
The first step is going to be to find out why you have a few extra pounds. If you have been big all your life then it may be hereditary or a genetic problem that needs to be addressed. You may be an emotional eater and every time you get sad or upset, you result to eating. This could be the result of a physiological problem and you may need counseling or medication to resolve it. Or, it could be that you are not as active as you use to be and sitting behind a desk all day is helping you pack on some pounds. Whatever the reason, you have to figure it out. It will be the first step in the road of weight loss that you are going to be traveling down. You also need to consult a doctor to see if there is anything they can provide to help you and to make sure you are able to start an exercise program.
After you have discovered why you have gained weight, the next step is to fix the problem. If you sit behind a desk all day and you are not as active as you use to be, it is time to fix it. Going to the gym may not be something you can do because of your busy lifestyle, but you can still exercise at home or even at work. You can buy a exercise ball to take to the office. Sit on the ball instead of your chair, thus working out your core muscles. This is a very small change but will build muscle and help shed pounds.
If you decide to go to the gym, I recommend finding a gym that you pass everyday on your way to work. That way you have to go by it and this will increase the chances of you stopping to work out. If you have not worked out before or need help, a personal trainer may be a good investment. They will keep track of your progress and help you decide what muscle groups would be best for you to work on. Cardio is a good way to start, then build your way up to lifting weights.
The main thing is to stick with whatever you do to help get your weight under control. It will help you feel better, give you more confidence, and increase your life span. Consult a doctor and start walking, running, swimming, or biking your way to a better life.