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Got Unwanted Weight? Try This

By Virginia Laird

I, like many others across the nation, am constantly trying to get rid of unwanted weight. I follow a strict diet and exercise routinely for months, only to fall off the path. Health and wellness experts suggest that many are in this same situation. Rather than allowing this to keep you from trying again, these professionals have offered several tips to help you make the lifestyle changes needed to help you get rid of your unwanted weight loss. These tips include:

  • Track your calorie consumption
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Get enough sleep

Track Your Calorie Consumption

Keeping a log of the calories you consume on a daily basis can help with your weight loss journey. Research suggests that most are oblivious to how much they actually consume until they begin keeping a food journal. Health and wellness experts suggest that the first couple of days tracking your calories can be a real eye opener. If you are ready to put this tip to the test, simply find a journal that can tag along wherever you go and start writing down what you eat right away.

Drink Plenty of Water

Staying hydrated can help you along with your weight loss. Those who prefer soda and juice are consuming calories that offer little to no nutritional value and can lead to weight gain. Water is a zero calorie beverage that can help you curb your appetite. Research suggests that drinking a glass of water prior to each meal can help you feel more full and reduce your desire for a second helping. Start drinking half of your body weight in ounces each day right away.

Get Enough Sleep

Making sure to get plenty of sleep can have a major impact on your body’s ability to drop a few pounds. The body requires sleep to help your metabolism properly function. The metabolism of the body must be in top working condition for the body to achieve weight loss. Health and wellness experts advise that those who get fewer than six hours of sleep each night should begin making sleep a priority and start striving toward getting more sleep. Those who struggle to get enough sleep may also struggle with weight loss.

It is never too late to begin setting and accomplishing weight loss goals. Good luck on your journey to a lighter you!

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

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