Weight Loss


Weight loss can be very intimidating with the words “exercise” and “healthy food” discouraging many people. It’s not about less food and more exercise as you are apt to hear. It’s about a healthy lifestyle with eating nutritious foods and being physically active. Easy changes to your life can get you kick started to a healthier new you!


  1. Drink more water. Thirst can often be confused with hunger which leads to consuming unnecessary calories.

  2. Add to your diet. Eating more fruits and veggies will add fiber and curb hunger. Eat them in soups, salads, rice or pasta instead of eating them as a side all the time.

  3. Eat only when you’re hungry. Many times, the desire to eat is not due to real hunger, but psychological factors such as having a bad day or feeling sad.

  4. Avoid eating after-dinner snacks. Snacking after meals is usually out of habit and not because of hunger. If you cannot resist a sweet treat, choose healthier options such as fat free ice cream or trail mix.

  5. Eat several smaller meals. Eating 4-5 smaller meals a day can help you curb hunger and make it easier to control your appetite and weight.

  6. Exercise the way you want. You don’t have to spend hours in the gym to call it exercise. Take the stairs instead of an elevator, park further away at the grocery store, take walks, join a dance class with your friends. Have fun with it and focus on how great you feel.

  7. Eat breakfast. Eating early in the day helps you feel fuller and avoid snacking which leads to fewer calorie consumption.

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