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3 Tips for Weight Loss

By Virginia Laird

Losing weight can be one of the most difficult things you ever work for. Still, it can be rewarding, especially as it relates to your health. Many who reach their weight loss goals improve their blood pressure, reduce their risk of heart disease, and much more. For those who have the desire to shed unwanted weight but do not know where to begin, healthcare experts have offered a few tips to help you along your journey. These include: 

  • Drink plenty of water 
  • Cut out sugar
  • Keep a food journal

Drink Plenty of Water

Water is one of the best tools you can utilize when trying to lose weight. As a zero calorie beverage, it can be used as a filler to help curb your appetite. Health and wellness experts say that drinking at least one glass of water prior to each meal you consume. This can help you manage the amount of food you eat during that sitting. It is suggested that consuming at least half of your body weight in ounces of water can keep you properly hydrated, which can (again) help curb your appetite. Start today making water a key part of your weight loss plan.

Cut Out Sugar

Sugar has long been known as a substance which can pack on the pounds and hamper your overall health. For this reason, healthcare experts suggest that those who are trying to lose weight should cut out sugar altogether. This includes cutting out sodas that may be loaded with sugar, candy, cookies, and other sweet treats that may be too tempting for you to control your consumption. For those who may struggle with cutting sugar completely, it is suggested that you limit yourself to one treat each week until you have mastered the ability to give it up. Research proves that giving up sugar can help you achieve your weight loss goals and maintain them.

Keep a Food Journal

Tracking what you choose to consume can be beneficial when trying to drop a few pounds. Research indicates that too often, millions do not know exactly what they have eaten at the end of each day. More often than not, most have consumed far more calories than needed to survive. This is when a food journal comes in handy. Keeping a food journal can help you know when you should cut back, or stop eating certain foods. A food journal can also help you make better choices as you write down each food you consume. Start giving food journaling a chance to change your life today.

Good luck on your journey to a slimmer you!

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

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