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Want to Lose Weight? Avoid These Items

By Virginia Laird

Not a day goes by that millions admit to having the desire to shed weight. However, many feel defeated before they ever begin because they are overwhelmed by the plethora of strict diets that seem as though they are the only way to find success. Health and wellness experts tell a different story. These professionals say there is no reason to jump on the bandwagon of a strict diet to get rid of a few pounds. Instead, they advise a few things to consider giving up to get you started on your journey. These include:

  • Skip dessert 
  • Give up soda
  • Avoid junk food 

Skip Dessert

For those who have a sweet tooth, giving up desert can be a serious challenge. However, health and wellness experts say that to lose weight it is necessary to reduce and even give up your sugar consumption. Although the idea of cutting out your sugar can be mind-boggling, it can be done. Health and wellness experts suggest that you begin this change by limiting yourself to one treat each week. Once you are successful at this modification in your diet you will be able to completely eliminate sugar, which can help you get rid of the unwanted weight in no time at all. Instead, these experts recommend that you rely on fruit and yogurt to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Give Up Soda 

Another item that health and wellness experts suggest you give up in order to lose weight is soda pop. Soda, especially regular soda, can pack on the pounds. Regular soda is littered with sugar and full of empty calories. While there are many who believe that diet soda is better for you, experts suggest otherwise. Diet sodas are linked to chemicals that can cause a host of health issues. Still diet sodas can also make the body feel bloated which can cause some weight gain. Health and wellness experts say that you should focus on consuming plenty of water especially when you want to lose weight. It is suggested that you drink at least half of your body weight in ounces of water each day.

Avoid Junk Food 

While there will be plenty of times that you feel like a snack, junk food is not the answer. Often, when choosing a snack, adults are guilty of reaching for potato chips, cookies, and other items that simply offer zero health benefits. When you need a snack, it is better that you choose a piece of fruit, vegetables, or other healthy items. Health and wellness experts say that the best way to avoid junk food is to empty your pantry of all unhealthy choices. As you set out on your journey to lose weight, begin by going through your pantry and fridge and get rid of the junk food that may be too tempting.

Having the determination to make hard changes is the first essential step in losing the weight you are tired of carrying around. You can do it! 

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

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