Health experts give tips for losing weight the easy way - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Health experts give tips for losing weight the easy way

Working out can chisel pounds off at a time, but you can shed weight by eating, too; WFXG. Working out can chisel pounds off at a time, but you can shed weight by eating, too; WFXG.
EVANS, GA (WFXG) -

Fitbits work to keep track, but they will not make you get off the couch. Weening yourself off of a sedentary lifestyle can be difficult and Perfect Health Urgent Care in Evans offered advice to retrain our bodies.

Timed meal plans are one of the procedures at Perfect Health. This means monitoring how many meals you eat each day. This can be tricky alone, though some self-discipline makes the following tips easy to stomach. It all starts with not eating out of boredom. Eat when you are hungry and not out of habit or recreation.

"People put themselves in a routine that's not sustainable," says Dr. Robert Garnett at Perfect Health. Eating at regular intervals teaches your body that it will receive calories and it will not bug you with sporadic cravings. One meal from a fast-food joint can possibly give you enough calories for a 12-hour period, but you will likely get hungry again before the day is through. "Don't confuse the amount of food with the number of calories associated. You can have an entire meal that's a lot bigger than that Big Mac with a lot fewer calories, and allow yourself room to eat again later."

Drinking water with before and during a meal stimulates your metabolism, meaning you will become full a little bit faster. Everything does not have to be a slog, though. Taking care of yourself does not mean you cannot splurge once every week or so.

"We want you to incorporate a reward," says Dr. Robert Garnett. "So, if you know that this day is your reward day and you've been craving chips, go ahead and have a small bag of chips."

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