In This Chapter
Seeing how losing a little weight can make a big difference
Developing your own weight-loss eating plan
Adding physical activity to boost weight loss
Finding support for your efforts
If you are overweight or obese, one of the best things you can do to reduce multiple risk factors for heart disease is to lose weight. Losing as few as 5 to 10 percent of your body weight can make a significant difference. For many people that’s just 10 to 15 pounds.