If you struggle to lose weight and don’t know where to start, try following these three guidelines to help you reach your goals:
- No Fast Food - Yikes. Fast food can be a life-saver, especially if you have a car full of hungry kids, but with that come some drawbacks. Fast food needs to be fast so those places use fast methods to cook food (frying) and aren’t always made with the best ingredients. Did you know buns have sugar in them? If you absolutely depend on the drive-through to get you through the week, just try to reduce the number of times you go. Pick options with the most color, like salads, and if you must get fries or a soda, pick the smallest option.
- No Fried Food - This one kind of goes hand-in-hand with number one but there are lots of fried temptations out there besides fast food. Fried food usually has more calories due to the oil used in frying and the breading. Opt for the baked or roasted option if you can.
- No Soda - Soda, or pop, is usually very high in sugar which makes the drink very calorically dense. Since it’s a liquid, your body doesn’t need to spend a lot of time digesting it which ultimately means you can consume more without feeling full. Try eating 100 calories of broccoli versus 100 calories of soda if you don’t believe me. If you drink soda on a daily basis, quitting cold turkey might be a losing battle. Try tapering your consumption over time and it might be easier. Pick-up those mini-cans instead of the 12oz cans. If you drink it for the caffeine, try coffee or tea or even caffeine pills, but be careful with those. Avoid the diet alternative if you can as we’re learning those ingredients may be just as harmful or worse.
That’s a lot of Noes. Now, if all three of these options are ingrained in your daily life, trying eliminating them one at a time. It takes 21 days to form a habit, so if you can do it for that long you can do it forever. If you already follow those guidelines, we suggest making an appointment with us to think of other ways to lose those 10 pounds.
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