Five Common Sense Techniques to Losing Weight
Have you ever wondered, “how do I meet my fitness goals?” If you have, then these 5 common sense techniques to losing weight are just what the doctor ordered! It is summer and some people would like to achieve certain fitness goals. One area that sometimes we forget is to watch what we eat. Regardless of exercise, if the goal is to achieve a healthy level of fitness, what we eat, how we eat it, and even eating practices can facilitate these processes. Please speak about it with your physician, send us an email, and let us if you have any questions- we would love to help you!
- Increase your intake of fruits and vegetable at the rate of 2 to 3 pieces of fruit and 4 servings of vegetables a day. Accordingly, to the Center for Control Disease and Prevention, besides reducing the risk for cancer and other chronic disease, vegetables and fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals and low in fat and calories.
- Add vegetables and fruit to your breakfast. Either one will make you feel full without the added calories. For example, cut back on cereal and eat a bowl of blueberries. Instead of sugary cereal, make some oatmeal and add blueberries, or any other fruit to it.
- Drink raw vegetables juice. This is a good way to add variety to your meals without having to cook too many vegetables. More so, vegetables shrink away fat cells. Wellness by Nature has a free book on how to make raw vegetable juice.
- Pick dark breads instead of white. Dark breads are healthier and this will help you lose weight faster. White bread has added sugar and preservatives. Instead of just tomatoes and lettuce to your sandwich, add other vegetables such as cucumber, celery, and broccoli. Also, add a fruit to your lunch instead of chips. During diner, add vegetables to your side dishes, such a rice, or pasta. Again, just like bread use dark pasta and brown rice. Stick with chicken, fish, and lean meats. This should be only ¼ of your plate, while vegetables, rice, pasta, and legumes should complete your meal.
- Drink water throughout the day, but especially before your meal. Do not drink sodas as they are full of empty calories. Have a cup of hot tea after lunch or dinner. Tea supports the stomach and large intestines and helps eliminate toxins from your body. Make your own fruit juices instead of soda, such as lemonade, papaya, pineapple. Wellness by Nature has provided some recipes in our website.
In conclusion, if you want to lose weight drink more water, eliminate sodas, increase the consumption of vegetables, and stick with dark breads.
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