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You Can Lose Weight Without a Strict Diet

By Virginia Laird

Weight loss is extremely tricky. While there are many who find success, research suggests that much of the time it is a short-lived success. Health and wellness experts admit that the best way to achieve long-term weight loss is to make lifestyle changes rather than adhering to a strict diet. A few lifestyle changes to consider include:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Limit your alcohol 
  • Skip the fast food meals

Drink Plenty of Water

Water consumption is one of the most essential aspects of weight loss. Health and wellness experts say that water can be used to help prevent overeating, as well as curbing the appetite. Because it is a zero calorie beverage, drinking one glass prior to each meal can help you feel full, leading to consuming less during mealtime. This can help with weight loss. It is suggested that along with drinking prior to your meals, making sure you are properly hydrated each day can help you along your way to a slimmer you. It is recommended that you consume at least half of your body weight in ounces of water each day. Start right away tracking the water you consume each day. 

Limit Your Alcohol

Health and wellness experts say that limiting your consumption of alcohol can help you with your weight loss. Although these are quite tasty, they are littered with calories that supply absolutely no nutritional value. Rather than indulging in an adult beverage, consider going for a walk to help release the tension that may have built throughout the day. If you are one who prefers to skip the gym, consider taking a walk with a friend to get your exercise in. Consider changing how you unwind at the end of your long work days right away to avoid packing on unwanted weight.  

Skip the Fast Food Meals

While picking up a meal via a fast food restaurant might sound simple, it can prove to be problematic to your goal of weight loss. Generally, these meals provide more calories than should be consumed at one sitting, while supplying far too many grams of fat. Skipping out on these meals and opting to pack a meal can help you cut your calorie intake in half. Before you head out the door today, take a minute to pack a quick sack meal to help keep you from feeling the need to hit up a drive-thru.

Making these few changes to your diet can help you slim up without the need of a strict diet. Start making these lifestyle changes today. 

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

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