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Healthy Eating Habits For Weight Loss

Healthy Eating Habits That Make Dropping Pounds Easier

As you slowly rid your diet of junk and sweets, you'll notice a change: you actually start craving those healthy foods that you once shunned. And as you start fueling your body with nutrients and noticing how much better you feel, there's a good chance you'll lose weight, too. Here's how your new healthy eating habits are helping you drop pounds.

Drinking water: Finally decided to swap those Diet Cokes for water? It's a good decision: drinking more water helps keep your skin and other cells healthy and functioning properly, and drinking enough water keeps you from feeling lethargic and fatigued from dehydration. Your new water habit is great for your waistline as well: drinking water helps prevent overeating and helps you debloat.

Eat more fruits and veggies: Your new weekend's to-do list that includes a trip to the farmers market to stock up on veggies for the week isn't just helping you eat more disease-fighting nutrients; loading up on produce is a smart weight-loss strategy. Fruits and vegetables are low-calorie, high-fiber ways to stay satisfied and feel full longer.

Cooking at home: Healthy eating means cooking from home more since you're able to see what exactly is going into your food and control the amount of salt, sugar, and fats in it. Not only does this ensure you're eating the nutrients you need, but you'll also save major calories from forgoing the large, buttery portions found in many restaurants. If you're new to cooking and need some tips, read our advice on how to be a healthy cook.

Mindful eating: Changing your eating habits so you slow down and enjoy your food is an important tool in your decision to adopt a healthy lifestyle. And mindful eating also helps you enjoy your food more so you savor instead of shovel, which can help you eat less and save calories. Learn more mindful eating strategies here.

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