If you’re already implementing the first two strategies (exercise and fiber), numbers on the scale may already be dropping.
If not, make a concerted effort to lose weight since studies show that losing even as little as five to ten pounds can lower
total cholesterol levels dramatically. Not overweight? Concentrate efforts on maintaining a healthy weight.
One more thing: For long-term success with weight loss, the Mayo Clinic suggests making small, sustainable changes. Slowly work more activity into your daily routine. Bring a healthy lunch from home instead of eating out. It all adds up.