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Weight Loss Tips To Always Keep In Mind.

Make sure you eat enough

You may need to cut back on calories to hit a goal, but don’t obsess or overdo it when it comes to keeping track. A standard range of daily calories for most women is between 1,600 and 2,400 each day (2,000 to 3,000 for men) depending on your activity levels. Diets should never dip below 1,200 calories for women (1,400 for men).

Avoid lots of added sugar

The American Heart Association suggests keeping your sugar intake below 25g each day (36g for men) which is a lot less than you may think. Start by quitting the habits that can stoke sugar cravings, then try to keep track of the sugar on food labels (it’s more important than calories in most cases).

Cut back on salty packaged items

Eating too much salt can greatly influence your risk of heart disease and chronic inflammation. Excess sodium hides neatly in packaged, processed meals and snacks, so gradually wean yourself off these grocery aisle staples and opt for whole foods instead. Try to keep sodium intake to about 1,500mg daily, or at least below 2,300mg, to keep your heart as healthy as can be.

Drink more water

It’s advice you’ve heard your whole life, but staying hydrated is important. Drinking at least 72 ounces of water each day, that’s about six to eight cups in total. This should be your starting point; then up that total based on how active you are.

Workout

The food you eat is only half of the equation if you’re attempting to reduce your weight. While you don’t need access to a fancy gym or a trainer for results, aim to get at least 30 minutes of heart-pumping exercise each day. Even just walking may help you achieve that goal for a start.

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