Gretchen Reynolds' The First 20 Minutes is a great starter guide to healthy exercising. When the pounds start coming off, some people are tempted to increase their amount of gym time to accelerate their progress. As with your dietary changes, working out is a lifestyle change, and those don't happen in a week.
One reason for this is that the diet does not necessarily teach techniques for healthful cooking or eating, and these techniques are essential for long-term weight maintenance. While the trans fats that are present in many fried and baked foods can raise cholesterol and cause health problems, a person’s body needs healthful unsaturated fats to function. Drinking water can help reduce appetite and make you burn more calories. Several studies show that water can help you lose weight.