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3 Tips to Healthy Weight Loss

By Virginia Laird

Each day, there are millions who decide the time is now to lose weight. With this decision, many choose to take whatever steps necessary to get the unwanted weight gone. Health and wellness experts admit that not all weight loss schemes are healthy. It is best to do your research, know your body's needs, (where necessary) talk to your healthcare provider, and together determine how best you can begin dropping a few pounds. A few tips you should consider that promote healthy weight loss include:

  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Give up adult beverages
  • Balance your meals

Get Plenty of Sleep

The amount of sleep you get each night can affect the body's ability to properly function, this includes the metabolism, which plays a vital role in weight loss. Health and wellness professionals admit that when there is a lack of sleep, the metabolism slows causing the body to gain weight, grow more exhausted, and much more. It is suggested that the average adult try to get at least six hours of sleep each night. This is best done by giving yourself a bedtime and sticking with it. Figure out what time you need to go to bed to start getting the sleep you need right away.  

Give Up Adult Beverages

After a long day of work, enjoying an adult beverage may seem like a necessary part of unwinding. Yet, it is best to give these up as you struggle to lose weight. Alcohol is loaded with calories that offer zero nutritional value. Consuming this too often can lead to an increase in weight gain, just the opposite of your goal. If you are one who needs an adult beverage routinely, make sure you adhere to proper portion control to help curb your calorie consumption.

Balance Your Meals 

The food you choose to eat plays a key role in the body's ability to stay healthy and lose weight. As you prepare your meals throughout the day, health and wellness experts say that consuming well-balanced meals should be a priority. This is generally a meal consisting of plenty of fruits and veggies. It also includes lean protein. Much of the time this is defined as chicken and fish. A well-balanced diet rarely includes much sugar. Now is the time to commit to healthy eating. While change can prove to be difficult, it is well worth the battle. 

With a little drive and hard work, you could quickly be on your way to a slimmer you in no time at all. 

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

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