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3 Tricks to Losing Weight

By Virginia Laird

As you set goals for your weight loss, health and wellness experts say that while losing weight is no simple task, there are a few tricks to try. These lifestyle hacks can require a great deal of determination. However, those who are serious about slimming up should consider taking the advice of the experts and start making these changes right away. A few of these tips include:

  • Cut out sugar
  • Drink more water
  • Find time to exercise

Cut Out Sugar

When it comes to getting rid of a few unwanted pounds, cutting back on your sugar consumption can prove to be helpful. Health and wellness experts say that sugar has proven to be a highly addictive substance which packs on weight can hamper the function of the metabolism. With this in mind, those who are serious about dropping some weight should consider limiting their consumption of sugar. This includes candy, cakes, and cookies. Some suggest it is best to give this up permanently. Still, those with a serious sweet tooth can find some success by limiting their treats to one each week. 

Drink More Water

Do you know how much water you consume each day? Water can be used as a filler to help curb your appetite and cravings, thus helping to shed unwanted weight. According to research, those who drink multiple sodas, tea, and other beverages are likely to be lacking in water consumption. It is suggested that most consume at least half of their body weight in ounces of water each day. For many, it is necessary to keep track of this throughout the day to ensure enough is consumed. Health and wellness professionals say that investing in a reusable water bottle can help you make sure you are prepared to drink the water you need. Start making today the day you drink plenty of water. 

Find Time to Exercise

Exercise is helpful when it comes to losing weight. Health and wellness experts admit that a 30-minute workout at least three times each week can be enough to burn the calories you need to help move your scale in the right direction. While there are many who believe that your exercise needs to be at the gym, there is plenty you can do at or near your home. A brisk walk, jog or bike ride through your neighborhood can be enough to get your heart rate high enough to burn the calories (and pounds) you need gone. 

With these tips you are now ready to begin your weight loss journey. Best of luck!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Costa Mesa, Calif.

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