Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
What is the best natural way to lose weight?
A: The best natural way to lose weight is through balanced physical activity and proper nutrition. I caution you against becoming sedentary; pick up a sport, such as golfing, hiking, swimming, or any other number of activities that can provide the necessary cardiovascular stimulation and calorie burning to maintain a well-balanced metabolism.
Additionally, follow these simple steps:
1. Avoid the fad diets and fast-acting solutions that guarantee incredible weight loss while you watch television and eat deserts.
2. Eat five times per day, half of the portion that you were originally consuming per meal. Your last meal of the day should be no later than 7 PM.
3. Eliminate sugars and increase your water intake to 60 ounces per day. Keep dairy to a minimum.
4. Walk 30 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in the evening, 2 hours before bed. For toning you might replace one of the walks with some stretching with activities such as tai chi or a mild form of yoga.
Additionally, you may try supplementing your weight-loss plan with the Traditions of Tao “Abundant Energy” and “B-Slim” herbal formulas. Of course, discuss with your physician before beginning any new health regime.