31 Days of Latinas losing weight: Tip #1

It's a new month, which is the perfect opportunity to start a new weight loss regimen! Every year I start off the new year with the same idea: I'm going to lose that holiday weight. Sometimes it goes well, other times it's not as great. This year, though, it's stil not too late! I'm determined to do my very best with our series: 31 Days of Latinas losing weight!

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For the next 31 days, we'll be providing you with my very best weight loss tips. It will range from healthy eating, portion control, exercise and more. So how do we start? Well... with Tip #1: Start drinking ONLY water! 

I know it's really hard to give up your cafecito and caffeine but trust me on this one. Giving up caffeine for a whole month is going to do wonders for your body. It won't be easy, though. For the first few days, you'll likely have a headache from giving it up. But you HAVE to hold out and keep going sans that morning cup of Joe.

Once that first initial hump is over, you'll start to feel great. After not having soda for a whole month, for instance, you'll likely lose 3 to 4 pounds. In fact, if you give it up for a whole six months, reports show that you'll lose 20 pounds--and that's WITHOUT exercise! Pretty amazing, right? 

As for caffeine, giving it up has some pretty great benefits for your health, too. For one thing, you'll be able to sleep more, have a LOT more energy, no daytime headaches (after those first few initial ones) and you won't get that "afternoon crash". What will you do with all of that extra energy, though? Tune in tomorrow to find out!

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