Seven steps to kick-start weight loss

Losing weight is tough, but the good news is, making small changes can really add up to big results. Here are 7 steps to help kick-start weight loss!

Seven steps to kick-start weight loss
Seven steps to kick-start weight loss

Go through your kitchen and clean out any junk food that you may be tempted to eat when you are having a rough day, or when you are consumed by the late night munchies. Replace the baked goods, candy, and chips with healthy alternatives so you have a healthy treat easily available.

Seven steps to kick-start weight loss

Is your go-to snack a salty, crunchy treat? Swap out the chips for some nuts. Do you prefer something sweet when you have a food craving? Fruit is a great substitute for candy or ice cream!

Seven steps to kick-start weight loss

Be mindful of how you are feeling before you head to the grocery store. Try to avoid shopping for foods when you are tired or stressed.

Seven steps to kick-start weight loss

Having an occasional drink is absolutely fine, but try not to over-do it. In addition to alcoholic beverages having empty calories, they lower your inhibitions, making you more likely to give into junk food temptations. Try having a seltzer with lime instead of that second drink!

Seven steps to kick-start weight loss

Make sure to get your 5 servings of veggies per day! A good rule of thumb is to have half of your plate taken up by vegetables.

Seven steps to kick-start weight loss

Cool food gadgets can make eating a healthy snack more fun, and they don't have to be expensive. An air popper for pop corn is a great kitchen gadget!

Seven steps to kick-start weight loss

If someone in your family continues to stock the freezer with ice cream, counter that with some frozen fruit - it's simple to take out, thaw, and have over some delicious vanilla yogurt with a dash of cinnamon!

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