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9 Best Lifestyle Changes for Weight Loss

By    |   Thursday, 10 Sep 2015 02:19 AM

Weight loss goals are best met with lifestyle changes that include watching your diet and exercise. Doctors have a variety of suggestions for people trying to lose weight. Here are nine lifestyle changes to consider when you are working toward your weight loss goals.

1. Get Moving: Go for a walk around the block, or just walk down the street and back. WebMD advised adding activity to your daily routine instead of trying to fit in a formal workout.

2. Always Park at the Back of the Lot: Make it a habit to park your car in the spot at the back of the lot, rather than the front. Those extra steps can make a big difference in your weight loss goals.

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3. Try Focusing on Adding Good Foods: WebMD said it can be intimidating to think about all the things you should be eliminating from your diet. Instead, try adding good things that you like. You may find you will have fewer calories and fat because you are full on nutritious choices.

4. Red, Orange, Green Rule: Prevention magazine suggested using one food at each meal in the colors red, orange or green. This will help you make sure to fill up on the veggies.

5. Cut Diet Soda: Prevention reported that researchers at the University of Texas discovered people who drank a lot of diet soda were more likely to be overweight. While there is not a clear connection between the soda and weight gain, diet sodas may trick your body into thinking it is getting sugar, making it crave more food and sugar.

6. Don’t Bring Food to the Table: While sitting at the table eating is a good lifestyle choice, having large quantities of food sitting in front of you is not. Plating food away from the table, rather than serving family style allows you to choose the amount of food you are planning to eat and makes you less likely to overeat, Prevention said.

7. Make Your Goals Realistic: Mayo Clinic experts encourage those hoping to lose weight to choose realistic goals. It is not healthy to try to lose more than 2 pounds a week. The loss will not be sustainable. A gradual weight loss will also help you develop long-term habits, which can help you be less likely to regain the weight.

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8. Eat Breakfast Every Day: The Centers for Disease Control recommended a daily breakfast. People who have breakfast are less likely to overeat later in the day.

9. Find Support: CDC experts also recommend surrounding yourself with people who will support your goals. Finding someone to partner with you to lose weight will help you be more successful.

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