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Need to Lose Weight? Try This

By Virginia Laird

The battle of the bulge is something millions of people work on every year. This tends to be a popular topic as summer and spring approach. With the thought of swimming and beach life in sight, many begin to consider the time they'll be spending in a swimsuit. You too may be considering losing a few pounds. A few things to consider to help you be successful in trying to slim the waistline include:

  • Keep a routine
  • Eat small meals multiple times a day
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Get enough sleep

Keep a Routine

A routine plays a huge part in the body's ability to maintain its metabolism and help you lose weight. A routine helps the body to know when it should function at its peak. As parents we require children to have a bedtime and a certain time they get up each morning so they have their best day. This should be no different for adults. Consider what routine will be best for you and think about starting it right away.

Eat Small Meals Multiple Times a Day

Research recently suggests that eating multiple meals several times a day could be best for the body as well as weight loss. Eating five or six meals daily -- while keeping them small -- can help control calorie intake. When doing so, the meal should be more than 200 to 300 calories each time. Health and wellness experts suggest this schedule of eating can keep the metabolism smoothly functioning.

Drink Plenty of Water

Drinking plenty of water can play a role in weight loss. Water is a zero calorie filler that can help you feel full and eat less. Many health gurus suggest a glass of water prior to a meal, as well as a glass of water before considering a second helping, can help you manage your food consumption.

Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is necessary for the body to function. Without enough sleep, the body does not have the ability to keep the metabolism flying as it should, which assists in weight loss. Research suggests that adults should get somewhere between six and eight hours of sleep each night. As a parent with small children, this is often difficult for me. However, it is crucial to make the effort to get such sleep.

With these tips in hand you may be able to finally lose the weight you have been wanting to lose for a while. Now is the time to get started. It is never too late to try to get control of your health and wellness.

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

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