editorNadia replied over 1 year ago:
Working out three days a week is great. We all lead busy lives and if a workout doesn't fit, it's the first thing to go out the window, so setting manageable goals is key. You can also build more activity into your daily life, which can really help. Try parking farther away, taking the stairs instead of the elevator--anything you can do to increase the number of steps you take in a day. Your body will benefit from increased activity no matter what, but whether or not you'll see weight loss results depends on your eating habits. Focus on eating homemade foods with lots of whole grains, protein, fruits and vegetables. There's no need to try to diet (dieting usually backfires), just focus on eating moderate portions of high-nutrient foods. You will see results--just getting to the gym three times a week will improve your mood and energy throughout the day.