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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at WMU chapter.


In an age where fad diets like the Paleo, Atkins, and low carb are all ruling the planet, I’m here to tell you that you don’t even have to use a fad diet to lose weight. All you have to do is make simple changes in your diet.


The first of these changes can be as easy as adding vegetables to your diet. Vegetables help your skin glow, prevent constipation, and can boost your energy. They’re easy to add to meals like stir fry or buddha bowls, and even throwing some in an omelette every morning can completely change your day.


Another way to cut on unhealthy food is by cutting juices out of your diet. Juices contain a lot of sugar that isn’t necessary for your diet. You’re basically drinking empty calories, since there is no nutritional value in those drinks. You’ve probably heard “don’t drink your calories” well this is what they’re talking about when they say that. Drinking items without nutritional value is why that statement was made up.


Cut back on processed foods. Yeah, I know, the swiss roles and oatmeal cakes and even a package of donuts are so good after a night out. But what if I told you they were just adding to your upset stomach? Processed foods are loaded with sugar or high fructose corn syrup, and consuming processed foods are loading you up with calories that have no nutritional value.


Another super easy way to make changes in your diet is so eat a real breakfast. Whether this is an easy toast you can eat on the road, or maybe an egg white omelette loaded up with vegetables, breakfast of any kind will boost your metabolism and help with your weight loss journey.


In short, making simple changes to your diet can increase your weight loss journey and help you in the long run.

I'm studying English and Art at Western Michigan University. I aspire to be an author. I want to move to Australia after college. I love reading, writing, and working out. My favorite artists include Eminem, Red Hot Chili Peppers. Highly Suspect, Modern Baseball, and The Front Bottoms. I currently waitress, but I'm hoping to get an internship next summer for editing. I'm from Paw Paw, a small town about half way between Kalamazoo and South Haven. My favorite season is summer, because that's when my birthday is. 
Johanna is the campus correspondent for the WMU chapter and a senior at Western Michigan University. She is studying journalism and political science. She hopes to spend her life writing and influencing the world around her with her words. A member of the Western Michigan University Marching Band, Johanna has been in love with music for as long as she can remember and tries to balance out her busy life between writing and playing music.