You should do cardiovascular exercise 5 times per week or aim for at least 30 minutes per day.
You need to burn 3,500 Calories to lose 1 pound of fat.
The proper order for exercise is weight training first, then cardiovascular, and lastly stretching.
You should consume less than 2300 mg of sodium a day. Be sure to read labels.
Spot reduction is a myth. You can't reduce fat in one specific area. To decrease body-fat stores, daily caloric expenditure must exceed daily caloric intake.
Just because a food label says "trans-fat free", doesn't mean it is. Read labels; if "partially hydrogenated oil" is in the ingredient list, it contains trans-fat. It is a heart-damaging fat that increases LDL (bad) cholesterol.
Aim for 9 total servings of fruit and vegetables per day.