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Trying to Find the Right Diet for Weight Loss

By Stephen R. Farris

Finding yourself overwhelmed by all of the diet advice available on the internet? Has Google got you more confused than ever when trying to find the perfect diet plan? Trust me, you're not alone. It seems everyone has a take on which diet and nutritional foods are best for slimming down.

However, your search may be at an end if you simply include many of these tried and true foods in your diet plan and nix a lot of the confusion once and for all. Plus a few added tips that don't involve food but are just as important toward your weight-loss plan.

Fiber

Vegetables, fruits, beans and whole grains have been linked to weight loss and the ability to keep it off if you include them in your daily diet.

Sugar

Eliminating foods and beverages, such as soda, your mom's homemade peach cobbler, and ice cream can help you lose weight. Try substituting some fresh fruit when you feel the need for sugar, just don't overdo it. 

Food Belongs on the Table

We often have the tendency to sit in front of the television to consume our evening meals. Unfortunately, no matter how much we feel the need to catch every second of that music competition show, and guzzle down a plate of chicken fried steak with cream gravy and fried potatoes, it simply isn't a healthy combination. Usually we lie down or kick back in the recliner after eating, still watching TV. When our show(s) have finished, off to bed we go, calories and all turning into unwanted fat storage. For better results, get rid of things that distract you during mealtime, such as your cell phone, tablet, etc., and wait until after you've eaten to take in a movie or TV show.

Walking

Walking is great exercise and can help burn the right calories if you're eating right. Remember what I said about distractions and eating? You could set enough time aside to eat healthy, take a 15- to 30-minute walk afterwards and still have plenty of time left in the evening to watch television.

Use Your Smarts When Shopping

Nearly all grocery stores will entice you with unhealthy choices as soon as you enter their doors. Make sure you keep your grocery shopping list simple and avoid the "distractions" they offer. Stick to fresh fruits, vegetables, and lean meats. 

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

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