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A Solid Plan for Good Health

By Donna Stark

If only losing the weight was as simple as putting it on, right? I think we could all be a little bit happier if that were the case. But since it's not, we may need to have a solid plan to fall back on, and sometimes, that plan requires time, hard work, and a lot of determination. If you are looking for ways to drop those extra pounds and aren't sure how to plan accordingly, keep reading. Below are several simple steps you can take that will make all the difference in the world and get you back on the path to a healthy weight.

Add Steps

Many health professionals recommend getting at least 10,000 steps a day, but that can be daunting if you are just starting out. So, instead of focusing on that magic number, just do your best to add some extra walking into your days. Park further away from your normal spot, take the stairs, or go for a walk during your lunch breaks, and when the next week comes, increase the number of steps you take. Before you know it, those 10,000 steps will easily be achieved.

Skip the Sodas

The easiest way to reduce the number of calories you consume every day is to eliminate soda from your diet. Try to replace those sugary drinks with infused water or green tea. And if you find yourself craving the fizziness that comes from those sweetened carbonated beverages, you can always choose sparkling water to drink.

Eat Less Processed Food

Processed foods may be cheaper and more convenient, but they certainly aren't doing your body any favors, so try to eat as little of them as possible. Start by cutting out one serving a day and gradually continue to cut more and more out of your diet. Who knows? You may not even miss that food once you start feeling better and seeing results.

Make Your Food

If you aren't cooking your own food, you don't truly know what is going into your meals, so spend some more time in your kitchen! Pull out your favorite recipes or get creative and experiment with flavors. By controlling the amount of sugar, fat, and calories, you can expect quick results.  

A Solid Plan

You may be surprised by how easy it is to drop those extra pounds and there is no better time than now to take that first step toward a healthier weight. So, start today and follow the simple steps above. Better health is right around the corner!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Killeen, Tex.

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