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Ten Quick and Easy Tips to Lose Weight

Updated on November 24, 2020
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Video: Ten Easy Ways To Lose Weight

Picture of Water

Picture of Water
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1. Drink More Water

The water will flush the toxins out of your body. You will also not be as hungry since you are stomach has something in it already.

Most times people grab something to eat, when really they are thirsty. If you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated.

There is a simple equation that you can do to figure out how many ounces of water you should be drinking each day.

Take how many pounds you weigh and divide that in half. That will give you the number of ounces of water you should drink each day.

Example: If a person weighs 150 pounds, divide that in half. A 150 pound person should drink about 75 ounces of water a day.

2. Eat Your Soup Or Salad Before Your Meal.

You will fill up on a healthy soup or salad and have less room for fatty, high salt foods.

Pick salads that contain a rainbow of colors of different vegetables.

Try to stay away from creamy salad dressings as they contain a much higher fat content than the olive oil and vinegar blends.

If you are going to have a protein on top of your salad, avoid bacon and go for grilled chicken strips instead.

The same goes for the soups. Pick soups that contain a thin broth and tons of vegetables, like a lentil soup. Avoid creamy soups because they are high in fat and calories.

How Do You Exercise?

How Do You Exercise?

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3. Exercise

If you have never exercised before, start off slow. Start by walking.

If you have exercised before, try adding some time to your workout or some extra weights.

Not only does exercise burn calories while you are doing it, but it also burns calories for a few hours after you have finished your workout.

Exercise also helps to rev up a sluggish metabolism, so you will be burning more calories all the time if you work out regularly.

Work Out To Lose Weight

Work Out To Lose Weight
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Quick Tips To Lose Weight

  • Drink more water
  • Exercise
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables
  • Use apple cider vinegar
  • Join a gym
  • Get a good night of sleep each night

4. Change Your Workout

If you have lost weight, but you are stuck at a weight that is not your goal, change your workout. Add some weights or pick up the pace.

Try a few gym classes. I love my Tabata class! I have only taken 6 classes, but I have already dropped a pants size!

If you don't like going to the gym, try joining a sports league. You can normally find them through your work or through schools.

They build camaraderie an burn calories. It doesn't even feel like a workout if you are having fun!

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Healthy Foods
Brown Rice
String Cheese

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5. Apple Cider Vinegar

Mix one spoon of organic apple cider that contains 'The Mother' with a cup of water.

I like Bragg's Organic Natural Apple Cider Vinegar. You can normally find this at the grocery store in the Natural section.

It costs a little more than the distilled apple cider vinegar, but it has tons of health benefits that the distilled version does not have.

Drink this mixture before each meal. It will help boost your metabolism, build the good bacteria in your stomach and cleanse your system.

Eat More Fruits And Vegetables

Eat more fruits & vegetables.
Eat more fruits & vegetables. | Source

6. Eat More Fruits And Vegetables

Fruit and vegetables contain fiber which is filling.

You will be adding nutrients to your diet and you will not be as hungry since you have already eaten something!

Try to get a rainbow of colors of fruits and vegetables throughout the day.

If you only eat orange fruits and vegetables, you will get tons of Vitamin C, but you may not get the other vitamins and minerals that come with other colors of fruits and vegetables.

7. Park Further Away

Incorporate small amounts of exercise throughout the day. Park farther away on nice days. Take the stairs instead of the elevator.

Your metabolism will pick up, you will burn more calories and you will get your exercise in for the day.

If you do a lot of smaller exercises throughout the day, it can add up to a good-sized workout when the day is done. Every little thing counts!

Walking A Dog Burns Calories

Walking A Dog Burns Calories
Walking A Dog Burns Calories | Source

8. Own A Dog

My dog has to go for a walk a few times a day. It forces me to get exercise even when I don't want to.

When I walk my huge ninety pound dog, she pulls me around. I pull back. It's a great arm workout.

My dog loves to run. It is hard for me to keep up with her sometimes.

She loves to play fetch and chase.

All of these activities with my dog add up to a bunch of burned calories!

9. Eat 5 Small Meals A Day

Instead of eating three large meals a day, try having two nice-sized snacks between meals. You will not be as hungry when lunch and dinner come.

It also keeps your blood-sugar level on an even keel.

When we wait to eat, our blood-sugar plummets before meals and it surges when we eat.

It's a roller coaster effect that causes us to have tired or irritable moments throughout the day.

A Picture Of The Titanic's Gym

The first class gymnasium and the only one onboard Titanic.
The first class gymnasium and the only one onboard Titanic. | Source

10. Join A Gym

It costs money, but it is worth it. If I did not have a gym membership, I would work out a lot less.

When you go to the gym, the only thing you have to do is work out.

It's nice to get a great workout in and not have to fit exercise in throughout the day since I have already done it.

They have tons of equipment and some nice calorie-burning classes included in their membership fee.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2013 Melanie Casey


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