Weight loss tips

10 Quick and easy ways to lose weight

When it comes to weight loss and methods that can help you lose weight it is not always that hard to save calories and get rid of the excess pounds. There are a number of things you can do in your daily life, part of your routine that can really make a difference. In this short post we outline 10 quick and easy ways to lose weight. The tips and tricks explained here are not meant to replace your weight loss plans or programs; they can be used as an additional source which can help you understand better how to lose weight quickly.

1. Keep meats that are high in fat (burgers, fried food, junk food) outside your diet. They have nothing to offer to your body and health (other than calories and fat) and there are many better replacements both in terms of calories and healthiness.

2. Did you notice that people who eat spicy food do not have weight problems? This is true and the main reason behind this is that spicy food can accelerate your metabolism and help you burn more calories. So spicy up your food to make it tastier and boost your metabolism at the same time.

3. Salads are delicious, healthy and calorie friendly. Why not try having a salad for lunch instead of a heavy and calorie loaded meal? Salads give you a lot of energy at minimum cost. It goes without saying that you should avoid saucy salad dressings.

4. There is no valid excuse that can keep you away from walking or running for 30 minutes per day. This activity will clean your mind, give you more energy and help you lose weight. If the weather is bad then go to the gym or use the treadmill at home. If you don’t have one, then buy one. Do not expect that you will lose weight magically. You need to take actions and make the effort.

5. The last meal of the day is dinner. You should take your dinner at least 3 hours before bedtime and after that you should not eat anything. Do not make the mistake that many people do. Many people eat their dinner and until they go to bed they eat snacks and sweets (a bite of this and that), capable to blow up their weight loss efforts. A nice way to remind your self that you should not eat anything is to brush your teeth right after dinner.

6. When you need to drink something then this should be fresh water. There are no perfect substitutes of water despite what you want to believe. Better drink fewer juices and no soft drinks and fight your thirst with 6-8 glasses of water per day.

7. Weight lifting can help you lose weight fast. Do not be afraid of strength training and body building. The harder and more effort you put into exercise the more weight you will lose. Weight lifting can help you build muscles utilizing the fat reserves for energy.

8. If you do not have to go to a restaurant (because you are invited for dinner) then try to eat at home. Eating at home is better because you have more control on the size of the food portions and the ingredients used for cooking. Food cooked in restaurants is not really healthy and the more you can avoid it the better.

9. If you really have to eat out then prefer to order your own portion from the menu instead of taking buffet. Buffets are full of temptations and most probably you will not be able to resist and at the end you will feel bad. Also try eating only half of the food portion to make sure that you will not consume more calories than you really need.

10. Last but not least, if you are serious about losing weight quickly then keep a food diary. In the diary you can record everything you eat and drink and also calculate the amount of calories. Watch your diary and make sure that you do not eat more calories (keep your diet around 2000-24000 calories daily) than what you need and also used it as a tool to help you set your weight loss goals.

About the author

Hara Hagikalfa

Hara Hagikalfa completed her BSc(Hons) in Health and Exercise Science, Sports Science and Medicine. She is a certified Personal Trainer and Pilates instructor. You can learn more about Hara and connect with her on Facebook

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  • I too, had a very similar diet plan for myself, I was able to loose over 30 kgs within 6 months, plus exercise ..it takes discipline and will..those of you who think its too late, think again, I was 130, now I’m 83,
    Hope this provides some motivation

    Cheers,
    Nitin

  • I’m trying to get healthier after battling obesity for about 20 yrs. I’m too young to feel so rundown. I’m starting slowly. I’ve cut back on fast food, double servings, snacks high in sugar, & soda. I’m trying to force myself to drink more water. Your tips are very helpful & inspiring. Thanks!

  • Some good tips here. Another tip I can give you is to make sure that you make every mouthful count – chew everything thoroughly, focus on the taste and texture and really enjoy what you are eating. This will help you to stop eating mindlessly the things that you don’t really need.

  • Dear all, SALAM!

    The tips was really nice. I tried to start the same dite 4 months ago, now I am very happy and healthy with losing 30Kgs of my total weight in the period. Althoug I was eating food only once at 24 Hours but having some salad or fruit in the morning/dinner.

    Thank you,

  • the article is really very good… readers will be benefited 4 sure if they can implement at least sum part of it…

  • my freind and also me want to loose our weight and reading these tipsit self we can tell these will work

  • Thanks alot! Im 11 and im pretty much over the average of most 11 year olds,but Im glad I can find some resource that can help!I know this is an adult site,but I just want to lose some fat. You see,I get picked on at school and I dont have any friends.I see the girls and boys at school are skinny,so I want to be alittle lower than the average 6th grader. Im muslim so my family celebrates Ramadan. I want to join in the event where you have to eat only from 4 am to 5 am and then at seven to 4,you can eat all you want. Im going to try it and see if I could eat a little less. I love Mcdonalds,And I am ashamed.I USED to eat 3 double cheeseburgers and an oreo mcflurry with chocolate milk and large fries,but Im still trying to lower the amount of food.What I currently eat now is 2 double cheeseburgers with chocolate milk.Im hoping that the process is getting better.I trust this site so I know these tips WILL SURELY work. Thank you so much!

  • Thank you so much! i’m 11 years old and i used to weigh over 70kg! I used to get picked on at school and i started a diet. i do exersise everyday and now i weigh 62kg! I feel more hezalthy and i love feeling it!

  • hmmm.. what can i say.. this tips are really good!!! im in a low calorie diet(1200 calories per day).. i weight 145pounds and want to lose maybe 20-25… inthe healthy way… im not in a rush or anything.. i run/walk every dat for 35-40 minutes and eat 5 times per day..