Health Tip: Sensible Ways to Shed Pounds

Missing meals is a bad idea, AARP says

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(HealthDay News) -- Losing weight can a daunting task. But there are sensible ways to go about it, AARP says.

Along with a healthy diet and regular exercise, the group offers these suggestions:

  • Don't skip meals -- eat three a day, especially breakfast. Skipping meals can cause you to overeat later in the day.
  • Drink a lot of water, and drink a glass or two before a meal to help you feel more full and eat less.
  • To fill you up without extra calories, eat foods that are rich in fiber and water, such as fruits and vegetables.
  • Track what and how much you eat by keeping a food journal.
  • Don't give up, and remember that every little bit you do helps.

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