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4 Diet Changes to Help You Lose Weight

By Virginia Laird

Many people find it difficult to stick to a diet for a long period of time, making it impossible to reach long-term results. Before investing in any expensive gimmick diet that may require monthly purchases, know your facts. There is a great deal of research that suggests small changes in a person's diet can affect weight in a big way. Some of these include:

  • Don’t cut out all fats
  • Stay hydrated
  • Spices can be beneficial
  • Use a probiotic

Don’t Cut Out All Fats

Although many have long thought eating fat-free products were best, research suggests healthy fats can be a good tool in weight loss. Fat helps the body to feel full. It also recommends that including healthy fats in the diet are beneficial to weight loss as well as a person’s overall health and wellness. It is important to exercise portion control as well as selection when adding fat to the diet. Total fat intake should be no more than 30 percent of the diet, spread throughout the day.

Stay Hydrated

Drink up! Water works as a calorie control. It helps to keep a person feel full, preventing from overeating. It also keeps the body’s functions in top working order. Another great benefit of water is that it helps to rid the body of toxins. Staying hydrated is one of the most recommended tips for weight loss.

Spices Can Be Beneficial

Spices are full of nutritional value yet offer little in the way of calories, making them safe to use when cooking. Various spices help different functions of the body. Some, like cayenne, even assist the body in voiding the toxins from the digestive system. This can play a huge role in weight loss.

Use A Probiotic

Increasingly, probiotics have gained ground in the world of health and wellness. These are good bacteria that help to keep the gut clean and healthy. There are a couple of ways to include probiotics in the diet. Yogurts are known to offer a wide variety of these. They can also be found in a pill form, located with the supplements in your local store.

As you prepare to get started on the road to weight loss, keep in mind that results do not happen overnight. Stay the path and you can accomplish your goals. Good luck!

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Happy Valley, Ore.

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