How to Start Your Diet Off Right

It seems like eating a healthier diet is on a lot of people’s minds. Whether you want to lose weight or hope to be fitter in the future, your diet can make a big difference when it comes to whether or not you achieve your goals.

No matter what diet you decide to pursue, it helps to know where you are so you can decide where you want to be.

Here’s how we approach dieting at Test Smartly Labs — and why we think our way is the healthy way to lose weight.

Lose Weight Right With Test Smartly Labs

1. Basic Lab Tests Provide Baseline Health Information

Visit your nearest wellness-certified Test Smartly Labs to get a full workup on your cholesterol, blood sugar and the state of your heart. These tests provide you with baseline numbers that you can use to check your progress while you diet.

You can return to ARCpoint to get updated numbers throughout the process. Be sure to bring test results to your doctor, dietician or personal trainer so they have a picture of where you are now and can help you devise a plan for a fitter you.

2. Set Goals and Keep Them RealisticLose Weight

A healthy diet contains a good mix of nutritious foods from every group. If you want to lower your cholesterol, choose foods with high fiber content, omega-3 fatty acids and nuts. Foods like legumes, fresh fruits and vegetables and seafood can help lower your blood pressure. The good news is that eating these foods will also help you lose weight. For even more amazing results, begin a walking program in conjunction with your new diet. Aim to walk a mile a day three or four times a week, and keep adding a half mile to a full mile each week.

3. Get Back to the Lab

After about six months it’s time to check your progress! Hopefully you’ll see lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels along with reduced weight. If not, you need to revisit your plan with your physician, personal trainer, or dietitian so that you can make adjustments and get healthy.

4. Keep Going

Armed with new numbers, you’re ready to set your next goals and keep on track to be the fittest possible you.

In one year, you’ll wish you had started today.

The time to start your health journey is NOW. Find your nearest Test Smartly Labs today and you’ll be on the way to a healthier you in no time.

To get started, locate your wellness-certified Test Smartly Labs today.

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