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Keep Off Unwanted Weight Now

By Virginia Laird

There are many reasons why some struggle to keep weight gain away. For many, the holiday season and all the treats which accompany it can prove to be too much of a temptation. Research suggests that consuming too many sweets and foods high in fat is the leading cause of weight gain. Consider your holiday buffet. For many, this is one that is packed with all the foods you may want to avoid. Health and wellness experts suggest there are a few things you can do to enjoy the holiday food while avoiding packing on the pounds. A few tips these experts advise include:

  • Exercise routinely throughout the holiday season
  • Stay well hydrated
  • Make eating healthy a habit

Exercise Routinely Throughout the Holiday Season

Exercise is vital anytime of year, but especially when you are indulging in foods full of sugar and fat. Fitness experts advise that at least 20 minutes of exercise can be enough to help prevent weight gain. Although some may assume that exercise must take place in a gym, experts advise that a brisk walk through your neighborhood can be enough. While you are visiting with family, invite them to join you on your walk and together you can all enjoy the benefits of exercise.

Stay Well Hydrated

Staying well hydrated is another tip suggested by the experts. Research suggests that water can help the body feel full. As a zero calorie beverage, water can serve as a filler to help curb cravings and appetite. Some research suggests that when the body is thirsty, it can easily be confused as hunger. For this reason, health and wellness experts suggest that you should drink one glass of water prior to each meal. This can help prevent overeating. Staying well hydrated is as simple as drinking at least half of your body weight in ounces daily. If you are serious about keeping the weight off this holiday season, start making water an important part of your day.

Make Healthy Eating a Habit

Choosing to consume a healthy diet is a great way to prevent weight gain. Experts advise that this type of diet includes plenty of fruits, veggies, and lean proteins. Health and wellness professionals suggests that having a habit of healthy eating can help prevent cravings for junk. For those who would like to avoid such cravings throughout the holiday season, it is time to commit to a healthy diet.

Now is the time to get your priorities together and ready for the holiday season and all the scrumptious food you may encounter. Remember: Healthy habits can lead to healthy living.

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

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