10 Healthy and Safe Ways to Lose Weight

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Weight loss is a hot topic, especially at the end of the holidays. Unfortunately, not everyone goes about it in a healthy manner. The key to lasting weight loss is losing the pounds gradually through a combination of healthy eating and a balanced diet. Here are 10 ways you can shed pounds without compromising your health in the process.

1. Replace Soft Drinks with Water

A serious contributor to excess calories is soda and sugary beverages in general. With the average American consuming 245 calories a day from soda, this can quickly lead to extra pounds.

That’s why it’s smart to cut them out and drink water instead.

Many people believe that switching to diet or zero sugar versions is a good way to cut down on calories. Many artificial sweeteners are made using a chemical known as aspartame that is highly toxic to humans.

Aspartame has been linked to fibromyalgia, diabetes and even certain forms of cancer. Ditching the fizzy drinks once and for all is far better for your health, and there are a wide range of alternatives available.

Fresh fruit smoothies, green juices and coconut milk shakes are all packed with vitamins and minerals that will support your overall health during your diet. If you buy readymade smoothies, ensure they do not contain cream or added sugar.

You can dice fresh fruits such as strawberries, grapes, blueberries and oranges and add them to purified water. Leave in the fridge overnight for a really healthy flavoured water.

Try to avoid vitamin waters or those with fruit flavourings as they usually have some sugar or artificial sweetener added to them.


3 Comments

  1. Jeremy Hodder

    March 19, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    what about honey in your coffee? i know it’s still a form of sugar but it’s so good for us!

    • Rithwik Rao

      April 12, 2014 at 8:51 am

      Honey with green tea ^-^

    • Anjelica Rachela Tringas

      May 13, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      It sure is! Especially if you can find a honey that is local to your area. It also helps in combating allergies.

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