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Want to Lose Weight? Try This

By Virginia Laird

For many, weight loss is a battle that is lifelong. While there are no quick solutions to the issue, there are plenty of things you can do to help improve your results. Many of the changes you can make are some that should be permanent, and not only can help with shedding some pounds but can improve your health along the way. Health and wellness experts have offered a few suggestions to help you get rid of unwanted weight, including:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Eat at home
  • Hit the gym

Drink Plenty of Water

Drinking water is necessary for the body to maintain proper function. It can also work to help maintain weight. While many reach for soda and juice to drink when thirst takes over, this may not be the best option when trying to lose weight. Juice and soda can be full of sugar and empty calories. Most of the time, these end up adding weight to your body. When getting serious about losing weight, health and wellness experts advise relying on water as your main source of hydration. Water is zero calories, making it a great choice when thirsty. Research suggests that drinking a glass of water prior eating each meal can help curb your appetite and help you eat a little less. This can promote weight loss.

Eat at Home

Are you always on-the-go? Like millions across the nation, you may find your life to be overly hectic in the evenings, which can lead you to making the choice to grab dinner from the first fast food establishment in sight. This is a recipe for weight gain. If you are trying to lose weight, the best thing to do is to make it a priority to eat at home. Eating out fills your diet with saturated fat and plenty of sodium. Rather than reaching for whatever drive-thru you pass, begin planning ahead of time so your diet can support your weight loss goal.

Hit the Gym

Along with watching what you eat, getting exercise regularly can help you shed some weight. Research suggests that as little as three to four 30-minute workouts each week can help you begin your weight loss journey. If you are ready to take control of your exercise, but are unsure where to begin, check your local gym for a personal trainer or fitness instructor. These professionals are always ready to get you started on the right path and have your goals and safety in mind.

Now is the time to begin your battle with losing weight. Good luck!

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

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