I’m a full-time student with four part-time jobs, which means I have no time for anything other than school and work. My hectic schedule has resulted in a fairly unhealthy diet. I usually eat numbered meals from fast food joints, plastic, clam-shelled dishes from grocery stores, and anything microwaveable at home. My diet has taken a toll not only on my overall health (I feel run-down and exhausted all the time), but also on my waistline. Even though I’m just 25, the numbers on the scale have been slowly creeping up.
I did try to go on a diet once. I cut out all of the foods I deemed unhealthy, like carbs, sodas, and meat, but it ended up being a complete disaster. My experiment ended on day four, with me sitting in a parking lot shoving Chik-fil-A fried chicken fingers and waffle fries into my face.
If I was serious about losing weight, I knew I had to be smarter this time around. So I talked to some experts and read some studies. I decided to try five simple, time-tested methods to lose weight that actually fit into my insane schedule. Here's what I learned.
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