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Smart Woman: Safe Weight Loss

It's tempting to turn to weight loss claims that sound too good to be true, but the programs usually aren't safe and the pounds typically don't stay off for long. It's important to make sure if you're trying to lose weight to do it safely and slowly.
    It's tempting to turn to weight loss claims that sound too good to be true, but the programs usually aren't safe and the pounds typically don't stay off for long. It's important to make sure if you're trying to lose weight to do it slowly, and no more than about 1 to 2 pounds a week. There are smart ways to approach weight loss and to safely shed pounds faster.
    First, double up on your veggies and cut your carbohydrates in half. Also lower your intake of processed grains and starchy carbohydrates like bread, rice, and pasta. Next, try limiting liquid calories. You want to limit sodas, juices, lattes, and alcohol. Water or green tea are good alternatives. Reserachers have found adults who drank two cups of water before each meal lost four pounds more than a group that didn't drink the extra water.
    Of course exercising also helps lose weight. Try to push yourself when working out. One type of exercise that can help is interval training. This kind of exercise takes whatever you're doing and adds a little more intensity each time. Lastly, getting proper sleep is good for weight loss. Sleeping less than 6 hours a night can increase hunger and make it harder to regulate your appetite.
    Fasting or doing juice cleanses are discouraged as it can lead to muscle loss and fatigue.
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