The first 10 steps to losing weight

First steps to losing weight

If you’ve ever struggled at losing weight and keeping it off, you know that the battle of the bulge can be challenging. Surprisingly, a few simple tricks and lifestyle changes may represent easy ways to shrink your waistline.

Studies into the factors that influence your weight have come up with some intriguing lifestyle habits that may be effective at discouraging fat cells from congregating around your waistline. Some of these tips, designed to improve your health as well as help you lose weight, may seem obviously helpful, but others can be counterintuitive.

If you’re ready to lose a few extra pounds, start with these 10 simple tricks that are easy to stick with.

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Carl Lowe

By Carl Lowe

has written about health, fitness and nutrition for a wide range of publications including Prevention Magazine, Self Magazine and Time-Life Books. The author of more than a dozen books, he has been gluten-free since 2007.