8 Habits That Can Help You Slim Down

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Weight loss is not about just eating less or exercising more: Try to adopt these easy habits if weight loss is one of your goals.

Shedding fat can be easier than you think

It seems everywhere we turn, something makes or keeps us heavier than we should be. Today’s overly processed foods may trick our bodies into craving seconds and thirds, while our diets can still fall short of certain healthy nutrients, like calcium, which research has suggested might be linked to a higher percentage of body fat (although calcium supplements don’t seem to help weight loss, according to the study).

Beyond what and how we eat, we also have to do battle with sneaky saboteurs in our daily environment that set the stage for fat accumulation. As part of The Digest Diet, our weight-loss plan, we combed through studies and talked to top researchers to find which foods and habits help shed fat. These simple tips are easy to adopt, and they might help reverse the scale’s upward climb.

Fidget it off

If you’re not a natural-born mover, you can make up for it by moving around more, say experts at the Mayo Clinic. Consciously make choices that boost your burn without needing to break a sweat: Stand and pace when you’re on the phone. Wash dishes by hand. Conduct walking meetings with colleagues instead of huddling around a conference room. Here are some other easy ways to lose weight during your workday.

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