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Weight Loss

May 7, 2008

 

Weight loss is a huge issue for Americans today. Our society idolizes people who are thin. But with an overabundance of snack foods, junk foods and fast foods, combined with a lack of daily exercise, many Americans struggle with their weight. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to lose a few pounds. Many people turn to counting calories as a way to get fit. When they have trouble following their own diet regimen, they look for help in the more than $30-billion-dollar diet and weight loss industry.

Many people who have lost weight and kept it off have looked past the diet books and fads and found what works best for their own bodies. I encourage people who want to lose weight to experiment with different methods and see what works.

4 Tips for Weight Loss:

  1. Always Eat Breakfast. People who eat breakfast are much more successful at keeping weight off. When you skip meals, you become calorie deficient and usually end up binging later in the day. 
  1. Drink More Water. By replacing soda, alcohol or coffee with water, you can cut a significant amount of calories from your daily routine. Many people can effortlessly lose 10 pounds by simply replacing soda with water throughout the day. 
  1. Get More Sleep. Growing evidence supports that missing out on sleep can increase your appetite. Most people need about 7-8 hours of sleep each night. 
  1. Be a Food Detective. Read food labels and don’t eat anything you can’t pronounce. Stick to simple, whole foods to nourish your body.

About the author

Joshua Rosenthal is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He has worked in the nutrition field for more than 25 years, teaching at the school alongside health leaders including Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra and Barry Sears. At Integrative Nutrition students are trained as Health Coaches, receiving the holistic nutrition education necessary for them go out into the world and help others improve their health and happiness.