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Nutrition is key to weight loss

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The end of year party season is almost upon us and New Year’s resolutions are just around the corner. Weight management is a common aim, so what about trying to lose weight and keep it off the healthy way? Check out how to improve your physical well-being by cutting out certain foods, moving your body more, getting enough sleep, reducing stress and drinking more water.

One of the biggest questions many people on a weight loss journey struggle with is whether diet and exercise are equally important. See why nutrition is key to weight loss and how eating lots of vegetables and whole foods rather than processed ones can help you lose weight without worrying about calories or portion sizes:

Nutrition vs. exercise in reaching weight loss goals

Reach your weight loss goals by taking in fewer calories than you burn. Making changes to your nutrition is a far more efficient method than exercise. There’s no one-size-fits-all plan for weight loss. So, design an eating plan you can live with long-term because quick fixes will most likely result in weight regain over time. Focus on feeding your body with foods that will fuel and nurture it.

Creating a food plan for weight loss success – 4 easy tips

When you are hungry, it’s easy to reach for grab-and-go foods that are high in calories, fat, salt, and sugar and low in fibre, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. With a food plan, you can focus on providing healthy meals and snacks that are high in nutritional value, such as fresh fruit and veggies. Here are some tips to help you get started:

1. Keep a food journal and write down everything you eat.
2. Use online calculators and nutritional labels on foods to get an accurate idea of calories in the food you eat.
3. Ditch traditional or fad “diets” and focus on making healthy swaps. Start by being mindful of your choices, such as drinking more water and eating whole fruit and vegetables.
4. Make small healthy decisions over time, and you will find it easier to maintain these habits throughout your lifetime.

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