4. Study Up. Before you lift a toe, do some legwork
. "You can learn about nutrition and diets on Web sites like howstuff works.com or through books like Nutrition for Dummies
," says Bob. Preparation helps you train wisely, too. "You can'tjust jump into an exerciseprogram without knowing wehat your doing," says Jillian. "At best you'll waste your time; at worst you could get injured." Find a beginner class or trainer to teach you the nuts and bolts. Or use books, fitness magazines, and videos. "Crunch Fitness puts out some awesome books that show all the basics," she says. "including Beginner's Luck
, by Brad Halmer, and Perfect Posture
, by Scott G. Duke."
I have always believe that preparation and knowledge are key to being successful at losing weight.