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3 Foundations of Losing Weight You Need to Know

By Genevieve Cunningham

Weight loss is a hot topic. It’s rare to come across a person who doesn’t want to lose at least a little bit of weight. Most of us are carrying around a few extra pounds, and in theory, we’d like to lose them permanently. Of course, this is a lot easier said than done. In order to lose weight and keep it off, it’s important to understand the fundamentals. After all, if you can master the basics, you’re way ahead of the game. Before you begin your personal weight loss journey, take a look at these basic fundamentals that can help you lose excess weight and keep it off for good.

You Really Need to Count Your Calories

This probably doesn’t sound very appealing, but it’s possible that you won’t have to do this permanently. Many people need to count calories in the beginning in order to see how much they’re really taking in. As you practice counting, you’ll start getting very good at estimating by sight. Once you’ve got it down, you can stop counting daily and only count when you need to tighten the diet. But taking in the proper number of calories is absolutely crucial in the journey to a fit and healthy body.

Water is Crucial

People underestimate the power of water every day. In the world of weight loss, water is a mandatory aspect. By drinking more water, you’ll be taking in fewer calories than when your diet is filled with teas, coffees, and sodas. Water also helps you to feel full, moves digestion, and flushes fat cells. If you’re trying to lose weight, drinking more water is one of the most basic and effective steps to incorporate.

It’s Not Short-Term

Far too many people envision weight loss as a once and done kind of project. But this could not be further from the truth. Weight loss is a lifestyle … it’s a lifelong routine of good choices and moderation. While a strict diet or calorie restriction might be short-term, the process of weight loss is long-term. Once you jump on the train, you need to stay on in order to make the weight loss successful for a lifetime.

Losing weight is definitely tough, but if you understand some of the basic concepts, it becomes a lot easier. Get to know and understand these ideas, and incorporate them into your life. Before you know it, you’ll be losing weight, toning up, and feeling better than ever.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Mo.

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