6 Ways To Immediately Improve Your Health & Accelerate Weight Loss

I’m ready. I’m ready to start taking care of me. Lately, I’ve been chomping down on Halloween candy, pizza and other junk food. Oh my gosh, it tastes OH so good, but afterwards, I feel so miserable and ashamed…especially since I’ve been working out like a fool! Personal trainer and all!

I know what I need to do. I realize that I’m not going to get anywhere without good eating habits. So how can I improve my health and accelerate weight loss? Well, here are my goals, my plan and I’ve already started a few of these.

1. Keep exercising
An increase in activity of as little as 20 minutes 3 times a week can make a difference in your risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity. You don’t have to get fancy with a gym membership. Try taking the stairs at work instead of the elevator, or park further from the entrance when you go to the market or mall.

2. Eat Smaller portions
You may not want to give up your junk food or fried food, but try to limit your portions. Instead of buying a six pack of soda, buy a two liter bottle. You can better control the portions along with your intake of calories.

3. Drink more water
The average person should be drinking 1 ounce per kilogram of his/her weight in water per day. (1 lb = 2.2kg). Studies have shown that people eat more when they are dehydrated because the signals in the body can confuse hunger with thirst. If you are hungry, try drinking an 8-12 oz glass of water before you decide to eat that snack.

4. Avoid salt
The average American diet consists too much salt. Salt is found in everything from canned foods to frozen foods. Not only does salt make your body retain water, it also dulls your sense of taste when it comes to sugar. As a challenge, decrease the amount of salt you eat for about 1 week, then drink a non-diet soft drink. Not only will you lose about 3- 5 lbs of water weight, but you will see that the soda is incredibly sweet. In addition, try to use sea salt.

5. Avoid high fructose corn syrup
Studies have shown that most products in this country are made with high fructose corn syrup that is contaminated with mercury (a known neurotoxin). Instead try to choose foods made with cane sugar. When you drink soft drinks that are made with sugar you will be less likely to crave salt and be able to stop with one soda because there is no ‘sugar high’ that leads to the craving that makes you want to have more.

6. Try the Jenny Craig Lifestyle
I have never tried any sort of weight loss program like this, but I have given the Jenny Craig lifestyle a whirl and so far, so good. I have started with the Jenny Craig starter kit and you can get one at your local Walmart!


The starter kit is exclusive to Walmart in participating stores and can be found in the diet/weight loss aisle.
Here’s what you get in the kit: A free initial personal one-on-one consultation at any Jenny Craig center or Jenny Craig Anywhere; Special $50 food savings when you join a Jenny Craig center AND a Great tasting meal pack that includes a variety of 23 meals and snacks. For more information, check out Jenny Craig at Walmart.


Disclosure: I was provided a free Jenny Craig Weight Loss Starter Kit. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Mamasita Amber
Mama of three children and proud new mama of a standard poodle named Prince Miguel.

51 Responses to “6 Ways To Immediately Improve Your Health & Accelerate Weight Loss

  • These are great tips, especially as exercise alone wont help with weight loss. Diet is the key, especially portion control. Which I such at! I have heard such wonderful things about Jenny Craig I’m going to look for this kit!

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    Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    5 years ago

    I have heard great thing about Jenny Craig. Awesome tips.

  • Smaller portions have always been the secret for us. Eat what you want, just eat less.

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      Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
      5 years ago

      Same here. I eat whatever I want – just less of it.

  • I tried Jenny Craig for a while! It was a great program and I didn’t feel deprived at all.

  • These are some great tips – I love Jenny Craig it is such a shame they stopped over here. x

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    Catherine S
    5 years ago

    Thanks for the great tips. I need to start drinking more water and cut back on my salt intake.

  • These are awesome ideas. Those Jenny Craig foods are so good. I need to try some more!

  • Great tips. I need to eat smaller portions. Mind you I don’t even eat very much at all which we can be a big part of my problem!

  • I have been struggling with losing 50 pounds for a while now. This looks like a great solution for me.

  • It looks like they have a nice variety of foods. Best of luck to you!

  • My aunt did Jenny Craig and LOVED the food. She lost quite a bit on the program too!

  • This starter kit would be a great way to get going with Jenny Craig. There are so many great dishes to choose from.

  • I have a problem with my portion control. Jenny Craig would be a great way for me to be able to eat great food without having to worry.

  • I love the tips of drinking water and taking high fructose corn syrup our of what you eat. I have lost a lot of weight and those things I’m sure helped me do that.

  • I’ve always wondered what kind of food you would eat w/Jenny Craig. Now I know. 🙂 Wishing you a ton of good luck!

  • These are all good tips. I don’t eat salt much so that one’s easy. The others I might have to work on a bit. 😉

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      Catherine S
      5 years ago

      I agree, these are great tips. I have started exercising again and I need to work on drinking more water.

  • I am trying very hard to loose 45 pounds but it’s not easy that’s for sure. I feel like the more I work out the more I gain I can’t seem to win, because my thyroid issues. Jennny craig does have some yummy meals I would fear there is too little protein.
    Something to look into to.

    • I don’t have thyroid issues, but I’m also struggling to lose weight no matter how hard I work out. I’d like to try the Jenny Craig program.

  • Those are great tips. I think avoiding sugars and carbs helps too!

  • These are great tips. I need to work on number 4 and cut back on my salt intake. I heard the Jenny Craig program really works.

  • Eating smaller portions is definitely a good idea because it keeps your metabolism going. I have friends who eat little meals throughout the day.

    • Smaller (healthy) meals throughout the day helps me a lot. I tend to avoid over-snacking when I do that!

  • There’s a few things on this list I need to work on. Numbers 1, 4, and 5 are the one’s that I have the most trouble with.

    • I have trouble with for 1 sure. If I skip a single day then it’s likely that I’ll skip the whole week.

  • These are great tips! The Jenny Craig Lifestyle sounds like a great program. I would love to give this a try.

  • Exercise and eating smaller portions has always been what my body needs. These are great tips! Especially the water!

  • These are great tips. I too have been enjoying the Halloween treats and could do with drinking more water. I’ve never tried Jenny craig but have heard great things

  • Good info! I sure wish I could try Jenny Craig. I don’t believe they have any gluten-free products though…

  • I tend to cut my food into small portions to fool me into thinking that I am having a lot. A regular sandwich gets cut up into 9 small squares! Lots of water is also very helpful.

  • These are some great tips to keep yourself healthy & maintain your weight as well. Both me & my husband have a good habit of drinking more water & we use very less salt or sugar in any form of food. And I agree regular exercising plays a major role as well.

  • I swear by drinking lots of water. It makes me feel so much better. Thanks for the Jenny Craig info!

  • I’m glad you are taking your health into your own hands. I can’t wait to see the before and after pictures as you go through the diet. That always helps sell the plan.

  • I actually went to Jenny Craig years ago now and certainly did lose weight! Portion size is the key!

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    Debbie Denny
    5 years ago

    Eating right and healthy plus exercise is the way. I have heard good things about Jenny Craig

  • These are definitely tips that will work. I have found that portion control was a big issue for me and that’s what I work on the most.

  • I have heard great things about Jenny Craig. Good luck to you!

  • These are great tips. There is nothing more frustrating than working out and cutting back on food and you still don’t lose weight. I will try your tips.

  • I don’t need to lose weight, but being healthy is very important to me. Drinking plenty of water is essential to my health.

  • Drinking more water really helps. Half the time you’re just thirsty!

  • These are great tips! I’ve been working on my portion sizes.

  • Cool tips especially for those who want to loss weight. Im pretty sure that I will follow this tips too.

  • I have heard great things about Jenny Craig’s program and have been wanting to try it. I didn’t realize that you could purchase this starter kit at Walmart. I will have to check it out.

  • Those are great tips! I so need to drink more water, I lack in this area big time.

  • Fantastic tips! I wish Jenny Craig offered a gluten-free option…I would be all about it!

  • These are all amazing tips to help improve weight loss. I think drinking water and eating smaller portions are two o the most important things you can do.

  • I like that you get the fifty dollar savings right up front. I’ve heard great things about Jenny Craig.

  • These are some great tips to improve your health at the earliest with some basic planning. I love eating in small portions & both me & my husband have a habit of taking half salt or half sugar over the years & we drink a lot of water as well.

  • Exercise is one thing that I am always seem to put off. Thanks for these tips about weight loss I can’t wait to find the Jenny Kit at Walmart.

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