Last updated on Jun 16th, 2020 at 12:29 am

 The Little Things That Make a Big Difference’ is an article series outlining weight loss and diet interventions that may seem insignificant, but can make a huge difference to the success of your diet plan.

Get your Vitamin D

Do you want to feel generally healthy and strong while you lose weight? Make sure you’re getting the right amount of vitamin D! Vitamin D is an incredibly important vitamin in your body.

It allows you to absorb other nutrients like calcium and phosphorus, supports muscles and nerves and immune system, and helps your bones and teeth stay strong. There is also evidence to suggest that wounds heal better and faster with good vitamin D balance, and that muscle pain is less pronounced, too. You also want to make sure to get extra vitamin D if you suffer from any sort of bowel or digestive issue, as you may not be digesting all the vitamin D you are eating in this case.

You can get vitamin D from direct sunlight, and also from various foods like fish, dairy and fortified cereals. The recommendation in terms of vitamin D is to get as much sun on your skin as possible (obviously within reason. Be aware of the damage that over-exposure to sunlight can have on your body), and eat a combination of the right foods.

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Doing these two things will get you to a good amount of vitamin D, but if you can’t do them for some reason, then you could also take a supplemental form of vitamin D, too. This would guarantee that you’d be over the daily recommended intake, thereby avoiding things like broken bones and poor tooth quality, as well as a poorer general health status.


Take a look at the articles below for more information on the little things that make a big difference to your weight-loss goals:


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