Nutrition Center Tip of the Week – Act Now! | The Miner of Kingman

Ask yourself, “When should I make changes that will help me lose weight?” When should I start buying and preparing healthy meals?

Hello, this is Eunice from Diet Center.

It’s time to stop thinking about “when” and say to yourself “now”. If you want to reach your desired weight, now is the time to act. Eating leaner, lower calorie foods and being mindful of portion sizes is a decision that should be made now so you can start losing weight now. If you keep telling yourself I’ll make changes later, then your weight loss will come later.

If changes need to be made, do you make them now? Even if you slip, you don’t have to waste your time thinking about it. Take action to learn from your mistakes and get back on track now. What you do in the present determines what will happen in your future. Every change you make now will bring you closer to your goal weight.

Here are two simple ways to contribute to your success. Swim and grapefruit!

Did you say, “I’m not going to put on a bathing suit until I reach my goal weight?” Do not do that! Enjoy the sun and water while you lose weight. Swimming can be a fun form of physical activity that can help you burn more calories and improve your fitness level. Other benefits for your body include:

– improved cardiovascular fitness.

– Development of calorie burning muscles.

– Increasing endurance during physical activity so you can continue to burn more calories.

– Strengthening and toning of muscles and upper body.

Research shows that swimming without a controlled diet has little impact on weight loss. So make sure you stick to your diet center weight loss program!

Swimming may not burn as many calories as other activities; However, it can be very effective in conditioning your body.

As you become more comfortable in the water, push yourself to improve your technique, duration and/or speed so you can burn more calories.

Grapefruit: A 12-week study showed that people can experience health benefits from eating grapefruit. The participants ate fresh grapefruit or drank grapefruit juice without changing their diet. The researchers found that the participants lost weight, had lower insulin levels, and lower cholesterol levels. A group of people who ate half a grapefruit three times a day before each meal lost about a pound a week without really making any other changes.

Researchers believe that grapefruit’s membrane may contribute to a feeling of fullness or have a particular effect on weight loss. They also believe a compound in grapefruit may interact with the liver to lower insulin and cholesterol levels.

Check with your doctor to make sure it doesn’t interact with medications. Grapefruit is fat-free and provides vitamin C, folic acid and fiber.

Thank you for reading Diet Center’s Tip of the Week. If you have made such changes and are still struggling with weight loss, call 928-753-5066 or visit 1848 Hope Ave. in Kingman.

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