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4 Easy Tips to Aid Weight Loss

4 Easy Tips to Aid Weight Loss That You Can Start Doing Right Now

Losing weight is hard, but keeping it off is even more challenging. There are many approaches to losing weight. Some people try to lose weight by cutting calories and exercising more; others opt for surgery; still, others use pills or other supplements. But no matter how you do it, if you don’t keep the pounds off, then nothing was really lost at all—except possibly your bank account!

Most people struggle with weight loss. They think they need to burn more calories than they consume and run into struggles because they find themselves starving. So, how can you lose weight and not be hungry?

Here are four easy tips to aid weight loss and get your body on board and prepared to take on losing weight.

1. Drink Water

This seems like a no-brainer, but water is a key aid to flushing out toxins from your body so you can lose the built-up water weight that you’ve obtained over time. Whether it’s from a bit too much salt to eating inflammatory foods, water can help make it all go away. Also, drinking water is a great appetite suppressant.

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Keep your favorite water bottle around and filled at all times so you can sip from it throughout the day.

2. Get Moving

older couple with their bikesYou don’t need to spend two hours at the gym or do crazy hard HIIT workouts. Just get moving and start slow! Start with just 20 minutes of movement 2-3 times per week. And pick an activity that you enjoy. Not sure what to pick? Search YouTube for free video classes on yoga, Zumba, hip-hop, resistance training, and line dancing.

Or go out for a brisk walk or bike ride if the weather’s nice. Worst case scenario, start doing some household chores! It literally all counts. Even getting up every hour to stand in the middle of your workday and do some stretches counts.

3. Don’t Skip Protein

protein shake bottleMany health experts say that protein is the most important macro to watch when trying to lose weight. One of my favorite go-to methods to get enough protein is making my own protein shake at home instead of drinking store-bought pre-processed shakes like Premier or SlimFast.

I usually get a huge jug of vanilla or chocolate whey protein powder and add a scoop to water or vanilla almond milk. You can even jazz it up a bit more and make it a smoothie with your fave fruits and some yogurt! It makes a great way to get protein into your diet or even as a meal replacement.

Other great sources of protein are non-fat plain greek yogurt, lean cuts of beef, chicken breast, and eggs.

4. Eat Slowly

woman eating saladSome people sit down for their meals, ravenous as ever, and plow through their food—Aka, me (yes, I still struggle sometimes, too). You really do have to train yourself to eat slowly, so your body has time to process feeling full. This may also be called eating intuitively.

And there you have it! Four easy tips to aid weight loss that you can start using right now.

I want you to be able to achieve your weight loss goals and keep it off–without going on restrictive diets. This is why I’m so passionate about providing the best wellness solutions possible.

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