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Overcome Weight Gain With These Tips

By Rachel Carver

Busy schedules. Demanding jobs. Stress eating. Combine our hectic schedules with the events of the last year, and it is not uncommon for you to see an increased scale number.

But do not despair. Weight gain is common for many reasons. But there are ways to get yourself headed in the right direction.

Read on for ways to get your weight loss journey back on track.

Start Now and Start Small

So you gained some weight. Dwelling on it will not change your scale number or how you feel. Don't start tomorrow; start now on making a change.

Don't focus on every pound you want to lose. Focus on the first five and the steps you will take to accomplish this goal. Walk a few minutes each day and gradually increase the time and intensity. Begin implementing healthy foods back into your diet. Small changes will motivate you to keep going.

Ditch the Guilt

It is easy to feel ashamed about your weight gain. But this will not help you move forward. Set your sites on what you will do next to change your number and how you feel.

Stop thinking about your last ice cream bar. Focus on stocking your kitchen with healthy items. Think about the next thing you will do to get closer to your weight loss goal.

Plan Meals

Planning meals will help you avoid your unhealthy eating habits. Incorporate fruits, veggies, and lean protein into each meal. If your schedule prevents you from cooking at home, sign up for a meal delivery service.

Talk to Friends and Family

Tell your support network you want to lose weight. They might even want to join you. A workout buddy can keep you accountable on the days you do not feel motivated.

Your family can also create an environment to help you succeed. They can keep ice cream out of your house and help you pick restaurants with healthy meal options. Your family can also be your sounding board when you feel stuck or overwhelmed.

Focus on How You Feel

You might want to lose 30 pounds in a year. It helps to focus on how you feel after a workout or once you dropped those first 10 pounds instead of only using the scale number.

Regular exercise gives you more energy and improves mood. Making healthy food choices can make sluggish afternoons a thing of the past. Focusing on how you feel and celebrating your small victories will give you the motivation you need to accomplish your goals.

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

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