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Looking to Lose Some Weight? 3 Helpful Tips

By Virginia Laird

When it comes to weight loss, experts admit that short-term dieting will not produce long-term results. Those looking for permanent results should begin to find ways to alter their lifestyle to a healthier way of living. Health and wellness experts suggest that there are a host of changes you can make to your lifestyle to help promote your wellness and manage your waistline. A few tips of these professionals recommend you try include:

  • Drink more water starting today
  • Follow a well-balanced diet
  • Give up sugar

Drink More Water Starting Today

The foundation of a healthy diet is consuming plenty of water. Research suggests that water not only keeps the body hydrated properly, but also helps maintain proper function. Where there is a lack of water, the body struggles to rid itself of toxins brought in from foods eaten, as well as getting rid of illness. Health and wellness experts suggest that water also helps curb your appetite and control cravings. It is suggested that you should consume at least half of your body weight in ounces daily. If you are not a lover of water it might be best to add one glass of water each day until you reach your goal. If you need to make water a little more fun, there are several varieties of flavored water on the market which can help you enjoy drinking water.

Follow a Well-Balanced Diet

Another simple lifestyle change you should consider when trying to lose a few pounds is to follow a well-balanced diet. Most well-balanced diets are built upon plenty of vegetables and fruit. These diets also include lean proteins, which is generally chicken and fish, and occasionally red meat. Health and wellness experts suggest that now is the time to begin making changes to your diet. Although it can be difficult to make a drastic change all at once, making sure to make these changes is necessary. Health and wellness experts suggest that it's possible you could make one change to your diet each week until you reach your goal of a healthy and well-balanced diet.

Give Up Sugar

Although you may have a love of tasty treats these are lethal when it comes to your waistline. Research indicates that an abundance of sugar consumption can lead to issues with weight control, as well as illnesses such as diabetes. Some of these illnesses are irreversible and can cause permanent damage to the body. Health and wellness experts suggest that those who have a sweet tooth should consider limiting their consumption of sweet treats rather than cutting it completely out to begin with. For many, giving up sugar immediately can cause a reverse effect which leads to cravings that may be uncontrollable.

Now that you have the right tips to make healthy changes in your lifestyle you may begin to see the weight you would like to lose come off quickly. Best of luck.

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

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