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Water helps with weight loss

Water can help you with your weight loss goals. Here are some tips that may help you.

To help you lose weight, consider grabbing a drink of water instead of snacking on chips or popcorn. Water helps you feel full without providing any extra calories. Try to consume at least 6-8 servings of water a day. You can even give the water a little extra “pop,” with a splash of lemon or lime.

Mix your fruit juice with sparkling water to increase your weight loss results. While fruit juices are good for you, they are also high in calories and sugar. By cutting the amount of juice in half and adding soda water, you can knock off up to 85 calories per glass.

Drink water to help you lose weight. If you sit down to a meal and are famished, it’s more likely you will eat more, but simply having a glass of water before a meal will help with that. Sometimes our body will tell you it’s thirsty, but you may think it’s telling you it’s hungry. Next time you’re feeling hungry, try a glass of water.

So.. before sitting down to that next meal, have a glass or two of water. This creates a feeling of being a little full, and you won’t eat as much. Water is a good way to make sure you don’t gorge yourself, and it’s also a good way to help clean your system.

Adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet can greatly assist you in your weight loss attempts. These foods have a lot of water in them, so they help you to feel fuller. They are very high in fiber, which fills you up quickly, too. Most fruits and vegetables are lower in calories, so you can eat more and gain less.

Cut your juice with half water or club soda. Many juices are filled with sugar and calories that you don’t need. If you can cut them in half with something else, you will eliminate a large number of empty calories and sugar from your diet. This can help you to lose a few pounds.

Make sure to get the proper amount of water every day. When your body is dehydrated, it tends to hold on to fat stores because water is necessary to flush out your system. Drinking enough water every day, especially if you haven’t been, helps to flush your system and make you leaner.

Put a water bottle on your desk or table at home or office. Know how much water you are drinking and make sure that you are drinking enough. Here’s the type bottle I like.

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A sedentary life leads to health problems, one of those being weight gain. Our bodies were not meant to sit for hours, yet most of us have desk jobs that make us sit for most of the day. Sitting for that long can also lead to back problems. So every hour, stand up and move around for a few minutes. Go get a drink of water, use the restroom or talk to a coworker. It will help you boost your metabolism. Your body will thank you for it.

5 Weight Loss Tips

Lately, it seems everyone is fascinated with weight loss. Some folks want to for health reasons and others for the cosmetic difference it will make. No matter the reason, many people try harsh diets that just do not ever work, too extreme (for them) exercise regimens that result in injuries or some other fad weight loss program that all end the same way… no success. The main reason that none of these weight loss methods seem to work is because in order to stay with a program, you have to enjoy it. Not only that, but it has to be safe as well.

Below are 5 genuine tips to weight loss. Just about everyone can do these without tossing out their favorite food or spending every spare minute in the gym or forking out a small fortune to get started. Realistically, any weight loss program will take time. If anyone promises you different, they are either not being completely honest or are simply uninformed. How long did it take you to put the weight on? What did you weigh last year? and now? What’s the average daily difference since then? Chances are you didn’t pack on the extra pounds all at once. Loosing them all at once isn’t likely going to happen either. Now, there are extremes and exceptions to every rule but chances are, you gained these extra pounds like I did… slowly.

Follow one single weight loss program for 30 days, whatever it may be, and see if you have results. If not, move on to something else. Just by being on this site, you have an opportunity to try the one that really made a difference for me! The 24 Day Challenge was’t called that when it was presented to me. My cousin just mentioned the energy level increase. I tried it and wow… the weight started coming off. I did get my energy… but the weight loss was a pleasent (and very welcomed) surprise.

In the meantime, check out several tips to getting started today.

Tip # 1 – Walking

If you can set aside 30 minutes every day to enjoy a leisurely stroll, you will be strengthening your legs and your heart while burning some calories in the process.
I just signed up for the Virgin Health Miles at my workplace in October. They strive to get everyone walking 7,000 steps a day. That’s the level where a difference can be seen in the health levels of the folks they studied. I’m averaging over 9,000 steps a day right now and plan on getting that number up to 12,000 for my daily average. If you had asked me to do that three months ago, I would have laughed. Now, I see how easy it really is. How many opportunities a day to you skip walking? I’ve noticed there are many and just making the choice to walk a little at a time has made a huge difference for me.

Tip # 2 – Spinning

Use a cycle. These portable little exercise units offer the look of bicycle pedals set up on a metal bar, but without the high price or weight of a standard exercise bike. With a min cycle, you can pedal at your desk, on the couch or anywhere else that you can comfortably set and reach the pedals.

Tip # 3 – Choices

Walk or take the stairs instead of an elevator. This is a terrific weight loss exercise without even noticing the extra effort. Something as simple as a few extra steps every day can go a long way where weight loss is concerned. The next time you go to the store, park in the middle of the parking lot and walk to the store. Avoid parking in the closest spot to the door, which is tempting, but opt to walk instead.

Tip # 4 – Practice Moderation

You don’t necessarily have to cut out all of your favorite foods, but you should eat them in moderation. There is no single food that will completely hinder your weight loss attempt but (unless it’s the 5 pound chocolate bar from the Hershey store in PA), if consumed excessively, it may. For instance, simply limit your intake to one candy bar or, if you are being really careful… a miniature candy. There is no reason to cut out your favorite food when a conservative amount of the things we love can still have a place in our lives. Especially when we are focusing on weight loss, we need to feel good about our progress. If you are craving that chocolate bar, just have a bite of it… let it dissolve slowly and enjoy that small bit…. instead of the entire thing.

Tip # 5 – Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance

Whatever your exercise routine, set aside a certain time each day to do it. Individuals who set a routine are much more likely to stay with it and find success than those who simply exercise whenever they have time. The goal to successful weight loss is to make time.

While we strive to get you active and into some active lifestyle choices and habits, this article is intended to be used for informational purposes only. It is not to be used in place of, or in conjunction with, professional medical advice or a doctor’s recommendation. As always, prior to beginning any weight loss program, individuals must consult a physician for proper diagnosis and/or treatment.

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