Workout Wednesday | How to start a healthy diet: Fitness coach Stephen Taylor's 3 simple steps

Stephen Taylor is  a fitness and strength-training coach at Johnson County Community College.  He offered viewers his top three tips to healthy eating.

1. Stop Drinking Sodas and other sugary beverages

Taylor said soft drinks have a lot of sugar that adds pounds.  He said that stopping soft drinks will lead to quick weight loss.

2. Eat Breakfast

Taylor explained that skipping breakfast sets your body up to fail because it reduces metabolism and could lead to over- eating later in the day.

3. Have a Plan for Food and Snacks

Taylor said making a plan and having healthy food available in your purse, at work and in your home will make it easier for you to reach for the right foods and stay on track for healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle.

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During Workout Wednesdays, I am inviting viewers to join the Newsome Weight Loss Challenge.

"There are no prizes and it's not a competition. It's just a group of people who decide to share ideas and encourage one another to exercise and eat healthy.

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