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14 Things You Can Do to Lose Weight Quickly

Updated on September 22, 2012

There are a lot of hyped up products out there promising you that if you use it, you will lose weight. These negative ad campaigns are just there to sell you something and make another person richer on a product that does not work. There is however, a number of things you can do for free to help you lose weight quickly and easily. Without resorting to diets, that will harm you. When you want to lose weight the healthy and safe way quickly, then follow these 14 steps.

Tip #1: Stop eating only salads

Many people have it in their minds that if they eat only salads with lots of fresh green vegetables it will help them lose weight. While it is true it will help you lose weight the only problem is after you are done eating the salad. In about two hours, you will be searching for something else to eat because it has not made you full. The best thing to do with these salads is to add some protein to them. There is nothing wrong with chicken breast, eggs, or other meats to your salad. Not only is it much healthier it will also make you full.

Tip #2: Get healthy snacks.

The problem with snacking is not the act of snaking itself. It is how we snack or products that we choose to snack on that the main issue. If, you buy snacks to use during the day then it is actually a good weight loss option to do. It, has been found that eating smaller meals throughout the day have actually led to losing more weight. This helps maintain the proper levels of sugar in your blood and will help you to maintain the right amount of energy. Keep dried fruit, trail mix, or nuts available to eat when you feel like snacking.

Tip #3: Exercise Routine

When losing weight it is essential that you come up with a small exercise routine. It can be as simple as a brisk 20 min walk around the block. Then you can gradually create more opportunities to lose weight and exercise throughout the day. The whole object is for you to maintain a level of activity which will help your metabolism go faster and reduce the weight.

#4: Steady Jogging

The thing about exercises that we need to continue to challenge our bodies. If, we do a certain exercise for a long period of time our body becomes adjusted to it. So, if you are a regular jogger, but no additional weight loss is happening it time to turn the challenge up to burn more calories. Try doing squats, dead lifts, or other exercises that will get your heart rate going to its maximum level. This way you will burn more calories and increase the rate at which you burn the fat off your body.

#5: Don't avoid carbohydrates

Carbs are a good thing to have in your diet. They are a natural, healthy thing to have so eliminating them out completely can be a bad thing. Carbohydrates are needed to keep the body running smoothly and without them can actually inhibit your ability to burn more weight.

Tip #6: Set realistic goals

The idea of a weight loss is that it is not an overnight thing. Many people give up after a week if they have not seen any significant process in their weight removal. If, you set out on the right mind set and set attainable goals along the way then you should be able to reach those goals very easily. So, what is a realistic goal losing 1-2 pounds a week is a good start. However, also be honest with yourself and ask yourself did you truly follow the diet program that you were set too.

Fast Tip #7: Building Muscle

When you are exercising you, should also concentrate on building muscle. This muscle is important to help you reduce the fat content in your body. It has been noted in medical journals for a long time the more muscle that you have the more calories you will burn in a day. So, if you concentrate on building muscle and burning fat than inevitable you will succeed in getting both of them to work in conjunction to then losing the pounds that you have.

Tip #8: Vitamin Supplements

When you are dieting it, is always a good idea to supplement your meals with the proper vitamins. What you lack these vitamins can help make up on the daily requirements.

Tip #9: Small changes

When you are, changing behavior it will be a shock to your mind and body. So, implementing changes over a period of time will significantly reduce the shock to your system. So, when you start a diet make the changes happen over small periods of time. Give yourself and body time to adjust over a 20 day period.

Tip #10: Like-minded people

The hardest thing about diets is doing it alone. Find people in your circle of friends or at work that would like to take on the challenge with you. This small effort of support can be a great motivator for individuals because they will then have someone to be accountable for the progression. Use new social network sites to connect with those same like minded people. They are out there and are willing to help you help yourself.

Tip #11: Train your legs

Do not forget to exercise your legs an s much as you want to your stomach. Doing the leg presses, squats, will allow your body a complete dynamic of exercises that will allow you to lose the pounds not just the calories.

Tip #12: Keep a meal diary

Keeping a diary of the meals that you eat and the calories that you tend to take in can also is a great motivator. Take everything down that you consume even that piece of gum you chewed after lunch. When you do this it will allow you to know exactly how many calories you are taken in every day. It might even surprise you that you could take that many.

Tip #13: Learn to love water

The biggest single benefit to help you lose weight is the obvious choice of drink you have during the day. The consumption of water can help you to reduce your hunger pains, intake less calories and jump start your metabolism removing the excess weight.

Tip #14: Limit alcohol consumption

When you are out with friends socializing make sure you watch the alcohol intake you bring in. Because, alcohol is the number one factor in weight gain and can cause a host of other issues. So, limiting or cutting out completely the amount of calories from this drink is still highly beneficial for you.


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  • Kadmiels profile imageAUTHOR

    Kadmiels 

    6 years ago from Florida

    hehe :P

    not exactly

  • Susan Ng profile image

    Susan Ng Yu 

    6 years ago

    Laziness... Hehe. ;P

  • Kadmiels profile imageAUTHOR

    Kadmiels 

    6 years ago from Florida

    muscle buiding is one of the most important how could you forget ? :)

  • Susan Ng profile image

    Susan Ng Yu 

    6 years ago

    Thanks for reminding me to keep up with the muscle-building exercises. :)

  • Kadmiels profile imageAUTHOR

    Kadmiels 

    6 years ago from Florida

    thanks. however we can get the word out and redce the obesity rate in this country for our selves and childern the better

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    gethealthyUSA 

    6 years ago from Austin, TX

    Great tips!

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