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4 Tips to Successful Weight Loss

By Virginia Laird

The battle of losing weight is one with many victories as well as setbacks, and it will always be that way. There are some tricks, suggested by personal trainers, dieticians, and other healthcare professionals, that can prove to offer more success than not. Some of these tips include:

  • Food journaling is best
  • Make time to exercise
  • Eat slower
  • Plan ahead

Food Journaling is Best

A food journal is an important part in weight loss. Dieticians recommend someone trying to lose weight carry this journal everywhere and take time to thoroughly write down the food and beverages consumed. It is also recommended to review the daily food consumption nightly. Reviewing the journal can be a shock, as many people do not realize exactly how many calories they may have consumed in a day.

Make Time to Exercise

It is important that a person trying to lose weight take the time to do some exercise. Such exercise can be as simple as walking through the neighborhood or as involved as hitting the gym for a class or personal training session. Research suggests as little as 30 minutes, three to four times a week, can be beneficial.

Eat Slower

Eating slow can be difficult. With a laundry list of things to accomplish in a day, it may feel as though there is no time to slow down to eat. However, eating slowly is vital in weight loss. The body needs time to digest what has been consumed in order to send a message to the brain, letting the body know when it is full. Those who eat too quickly tend to overeat, which can lead to obesity.

Plan Ahead

Planning meals ahead of time is one of the best ways to make certain to eat healthy, and making healthy eating choices is the best place to begin a weight loss journey. While sitting still long enough to plan a week’s worth of meals can be timely, it can prove to be one of the most successful factors in the battle of the scale.

If you are considering embarking on the journey of weight loss, or need help refocusing and finding success, these tips can be useful. Most of these are self-imposed; therefore, all you need is a little determination to get the ball rolling. In no time at all you will be celebrating your scale and nonscale victories (just try not to celebrate them with cake). Good luck and may the scale swiftly slide downhill!

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

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