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Some Weight Loss Tips

By Rachel Carver

Successful weight loss takes time. Every weight loss journey needs a sustainable nutrition plan as well as ways to increase movement. Small changes go a long way. And slowly implementing healthy habits make a big impact.

Read on for some weight loss tips that will not make you completely change your life.

Skip the Snooze Button

Getting out of bed can be hard. Many of us find we get the best sleep right before the alarm goes off. Using the snooze button on a regular basis might mean you are sleep deprived, which can lead to weight gain. Research suggests avoiding the snooze button may also improve your mood.

Establish a bedtime routine that works for you. Go to bed early enough to feel rested in the morning.

Start Your Day With Water

Early-morning dehydration may cause your body to mistake thirst for hunger. Research shows consuming two 8-ounce glasses of water before meals may help with weight loss. Starting your day hydrated can decrease your temptation to overeat.

Schedule Lunch

Whether you still work at home or are back in the office, it can be tempting to make extra trips to your kitchen or the vending machine. Scheduling lunch can decrease mindless eating throughout the day. Set time aside for lunch to focus on your eating without distractions.

Plan an Afternoon Snack

Avoiding snacking to lose weight might be a mistake. Not eating enough can slow your metabolism and increase hunger. Plan a snack around the time you usually crave chocolate or chips. Pack an apple and string cheese. Slice up some veggies and add your favorite hummus. Focus on foods with healthy fats and protein to keep you full longer.

Meal Prep

Whether you prep meals on a Saturday or a Monday evening, planning ahead can help with weight loss. Figuring out your meals and snacks in advance can help you avoid that frozen pizza at the end of a long day. Meal prepping can also keep you on track with your nutrition goals.

The Bottom Line

Remember, your weight loss journey is individualized to fit your needs. You need a plan to succeed. And you don't need to completely eliminate food groups or ice cream to accomplish your goal. Incorporate healthy habits you can stick with. These habits will help you lose weight and keep it off permanently.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in River Edge, N.J.

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