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How to Lose Weight During a Quarantine

Aug 03, 2020 05:58PM ● By Kenneth Haas

It is possible to actually lose weight during the quarantine. Here are a few suggestions that can help. 

Walk more: Every mile that you walk burns 70 to 100 calories. Walking for about an hour equals 300 to 400 calories. Doing that every day for eight days will burn a pound of fat (3,100 calories).

Increase veggie consumption: The increase in natural fiber makes us feel full. The fiber also absorbs fat in the digestive tract which will lower calories absorbed, as well as lower cholesterol.

Sleep more: Lack of restful sleep increases stress hormones that contribute to weight gain.

Drink more water: Many people actually eat when they really are thirsty. A rule of thumb is to take our weight in pounds and divide by two. That is how many ounces of water to drink per day. For instance, 200 pounds divided by two is 100, so 100 ounces of water. One quart equals 32 ounces, so about three quarts minimum.


Kenneth Haas, DC, CCSP, is the founder of Haas Wellness Center, located at 3315 Springbank Ln., Ste. 102, in Charlotte. For more information, call 704-837-2420, email [email protected] or visit

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