If your resolution, like that of many people, was to lose weight this year, there are plenty of ways to get started in your city. Having the knowledge of what's available in your area can be one less stress when you are really trying to make your resolution come to fruition. Below find three great ways to lose weight this year in Washington DC.
A great way to lose weight, and enjoy yourself, is biking. Biking is a smart way to get a cardio work out as well as burn off calories, and why not sight-see while you're at it. There are plenty of bike trails in and around Washington DC whether you are a beginner or an expert. Make sure to check with your doctor before starting any new exercise, and be safe when you ride - wear a helmet and the right gear, bring a cell phone and a bottle of water.
Eating Healthy in the City
Sometimes it's hard to go out to eat with friends and family and stick to your diet, especially in a city where there are so many fantastic restaurants. By finding places to eat that are healthy, and will fit your new exercise regiment and healthy lifestyle, you will be more confident in your weight loss. Also, just a tip if you happen to live in the city, you should bike or walk to the restaurant.
Coppi's Organic Restaurant - Located on trendy U Street, be ready for tasty beet salad, gnocchi with peas, squash blossoms and so much more at this healthy and creative foodery.
Agora - Located in the heart of Dupont Circle, Agora serves healthy Greek and Turkish dishes on well proportioned plates. Enjoy olive oil straight from Europe, authentic Greek yogurt dishes, delicious fish such as scallops and grouper and so much more for your diet.
It's the oldest trick in the book, but it's one of the best. Living in a city, especially one as great as the District of Columbia, is a great place to walk. With so much to look at, walking won't be a chore. If you can allot at least 30 minutes of your day to just walking around the city at a good pace, you will burn calories while you get to check out the town. Walking in the city will benefit you in many ways. Not only will it keep you healthier, help you burn calories and lose weight, but it will also make you more familiar with a city whether you are new or native.
Always remember that most people need to watch what they eat and exercise in order to lose weight.