Winter is now behind us and it’s time to get those summer clothes on again. You try a couple of your favourite outfits and are depressed because they are a bit tight. They must have shrunk while hanging up – Not likely! Reality is that you have put on weight, so now is the time to get yourself back on track. One very useful tool is to use weight loss DVDs to help get you back in shape for the warmer months. I don’t know about you, but while I am not looking my usual trim, taut and terrific best, I would rather get fit at home before I let myself loose on my friends at the gymnasium.When selecting weight loss DVDs, take into account, how fit you are, how much weight you want to lose and how quickly you want to lose it. This will help you work out which of the many weight loss DVDs are best for you. There are ones for beginners and there are weight loss DVDs for more advanced situations. Take your time and find one that you are going to use and not leave in its wrapper. Before embarking on any serious lifestyle changes it is only sensible to check with your doctor and tell him about your plans. It’s not a bad idea to make sure that this is what you should be doing. It is always better to be safe than sorry, just in case there is something going on inside you that needs to be checked before you get too involved.From personal experience, my daughter lost an enormous amount of weight and increased her level of fitness significantly by using weight loss DVDs and following a diet plan that suited her. The way she looks today is fantastic and it proved to me that in terms of weight loss, the basics are – exercise more, eat smaller portions and follow a healthy eating plan.Whatever you do in terms of trying to lose weight, always look at the long term option and look at what is going to be sustainable for you for the future. Fad diets are just that – fads. You really need to be careful here as they can do you more harm than good and they generally result in putting on more weight than when you started. Generally, they are a waste of time. The basics of weight loss are what are sustainable and what should form your lifestyle for the future. Let’s quickly look at the 3 sensible points for sustained weight loss and healthy living1 – Exercise more – You should be looking at doing some form of exercise each day or at least 4 – 5 days a week. The exercise should be increased both in time and intensity as you get fitter. With exercise, the problem for most people is to actually get started. Many achievements start with one single step and that single step could be starting a simple walking program. Walking is one of the best exercises you can undertake so why not give it a go tomorrow! If you purchase any of the weight loss DVDs; use them on days where walking is not possible.2 – Eat smaller portions. If you eat big heavy meals you will stretch your stomach. It is better to eat say, five smaller meals throughout the day and this can help keep your brain thinking that you are full. There is a tendency to eat big meals and this is a simple lifestyle change that you can make which will give almost immediate results.3 – Follow a healthy plan. Find a diet that suits your lifestyle and go for it. Make sure that it is sensible and is based on eating proper well balanced meals.Follow these tips; use your weight loss DVDs and you will be back in shape in no time. Not only that, the lifestyle changes that you have made will improve your health and improve your chances of a longer, healthier life.