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3 Simple Tips for Losing Weight

By Virginia Laird

While there are many who would have you believe that weight loss can only be achieved with drastic changes to diet and lifestyle, there is plenty of research that suggests otherwise. For many, shedding some weight can be as simple as making a few small changes to diet and lifestyle. Health and wellness experts suggest that those who start their weight loss journey with baby steps may find more success. A few small changes these professionals suggest making include:

  • Take your lunch to work
  • Consider giving up soda
  • Count your calories

Take Your Lunch to Work

Packing your lunch can help save you some calories. While it can be tempting to drop by the fast food restaurant, these meals are loaded with far too many calories and grams of fat. Taking your lunch to work can allow you the opportunity to pack foods that meet your nutritional needs. Experts advise that taking your lunch to work can be a great step on your path to a lighter you.

Consider Giving Up Soda

Stop drinking soda! This one tip that is recommended by practically all health and wellness experts. Soda is loaded with sugar and empty calories. Experts suggest that most soda contains more than twice the recommended amount of sugar you should consume in a day. Although these beverages may be quite tasty, it is best to rely on water. For those who prefer a taste more than plain water, it may be a good idea to consider finding a flavored water to satisfy your tastebuds Finding the right one may take some trial and error, but will be worth the investment.

Count Your Calories

Calorie counting can be a leading factor contributing to your weight loss. Health and wellness experts have long suggested the average person should consume no more than 2,000 calories per day. However, there is plenty of research to suggest most should not consume this many. According to research, those who are actively trying to lose weight should consume somewhere between 1,200 and 1,500 calories per day (depending on your activity level). It is wise to counsel with your healthcare provider to determine what your healthy calorie count should be while trying to shed some weight.

So start taking the advice of these professionals and begin getting rid of your unwanted pounds today. Good luck!

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

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