Saturday, June 1, 2013

Tips to Lose those Last Five Pounds

Mayo Clinic Health System Health Note:

Are you struggling with those last five pounds? Have you been working hard, yet the scale doesn't seem to be moving? Here are some helpful tips to help you achieve your goal:

• Drinking a glass of cold water (at least eight ounces) before each meal. This is important because sometimes when you think you are hungry, you are actually thirsty. Staying hydrated is also important for weight management or weight loss.

• Eat fruits and vegetables. The more you fill your stomach with healthy foods, the less likely you will indulge in unhealthier foods.

• Incorporate more protein in your diet. Protein not only helps to repair cells and make new ones, but it is also important for human development. Protein is found in turkey or chicken, lean cuts of beef or pork, fish or selfish, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and other soy products, and low fat dairy products.

• Stay active. Any amount of physical activity that increases your heart rate will help you burn more calories.

Amy Every
Senior Communication Consultant, Marketing Communications
Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare

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