5 Habits For Successful Weight Loss

We all know the keys to losing weight: eat less and exercise more. But still, we struggle.

 To help, here are 5 habits for successful weight loss:

1. Set small, specific goals

 Instead of saying ‘exercise more’, promise yourself you’ll walk a set amount. Say two miles a day, or 30 minutes.

 2. Practice portion control

 Use smaller plates, so moderate portions don’t look so tiny. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, which make you feel fuller.

3. Eat slowly

 It can take 15 minutes for your brain to know you’ve eaten enough.

4. Watch your liquid calories

 Cut out the alcohol. Also, ditch sugary coffee drinks and sugar-sweetened soda.

5. Keep track of what you take in and what you lose!

 Writing down everything you eat is eye-opening. But, also be sure to track your weight! When you lose l-b’s, make note of that, too. When you do well, reward yourself. Just be sure the reward isn’t more food!

  Related: Weight Loss Methods That Don’t Work!

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Dr. Jennifer Miranda

Dr. Jennifer Miranda is a board certified Internal Medicine physician who believes that doctors should make a difference in the quality of people’s lives. To this end, she founded Pure Executive Health & Wellness, a comprehensive medical practice centered around the importance of the patient-physician relationship in achieving total body wellness.

Dr. Miranda is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. While at Harvard, she was a four-time recipient of the annual John Harvard Scholarship for academic achievement of highest distinction, and she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the prestigious collegiate national honor society. She then attended the University of Miami School of Medicine where she graduated with selection into Alpha Omega Alpha, which is the highest honor someone can obtain during their medical education. Her exceptional skills as a resident led to her selection as Intern of the Year and later as Chief Medical Resident at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. She also has extensive knowledge in the field of Functional Medicine, and has recently completed a 2 year comprehensive program at the University of Miami.