Shedding winter pounds

Lauren Richardson is trying to convince her patients to shed the winter pounds.

On average Americans gain 5-7 pounds over the winter months.

Now that the weather is warming up, it is a perfect opportunity to get outside and exercise. Start slow and build up.

Don't make excuses. In terms of your diet, start eating the fresh vegetables that will soon be in season and stay far away from sugared beverages like regular soda, juices and sweet tea.

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