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Top 5 Ways to Reduce Weight Fast

Updated on December 11, 2013

Introduction

Regardless of whether we're blokes or women, we've always dreamt about possessing that perfect 'fashion-model' body ..especially given that we're living in an age where appearances (whether one likes it or not) do count and get measured a lot.

Lets face it though - Not everybody's able to commit to a rigorous dietary and gym routine and some people are just neck-deep into their jobs before they can even think about setting some time aside for their health - I am one of them.

Despite my lack of time and laziness (Yep I admit it) ..I have made a list of 5 daily simple techniques and regimes (tried, tested and followed by me) to keep that fat and waistline under control.

Drink Lots of Water and Green Tea

I usually begin my day each morning by drinking a 600 ml bottle of water followed by a glass of warm-hot water - Certainly helps with the 'early morning' routines and is a good way of getting rid of any toxins and starting the day with a 'flushed out' stomach. Also make it a habit to consume a lot of green-tea throughout the day (I consume more green-tea than water and without adding honey).But green-tea magically helps your digestive system and has a way of killing stomach-fat.

Green-tea not only helps reduce weight but also carries with it a plethora of other health-benefits. Some ot these include (but are not limited to):

- Aids in maintaining clean oral health

- Destruction of bacteria within the stomach and intestines which aid in digestion and prevent food-poisoning

- Raises the level of good cholestrol in the body

- Has anti-ageing, anti-oxidizing and anti-carcinogenic properties.

One downside of green-tea is that it is a stimulant and does contain caffeine. If your body does not react well to caffeine, then limit your intake of tea and drink warm to hot water instead.




Drink Aloe Vera Juice

Often called by old civilizations as the 'miracle plant', Aloe Vera has frequently been revered by both old and modern physicists as the one substance which can practically prevent almost any ailment which might strike the human body (when consumed over a sustained period of time though).

There are many ways you can consume Aloe-Vera. People with gardens in their homes choose to make their own juice out of plants while others consume pills or ready-made Aloe Vera juice products.

I usually mix 3 bottle-cups of Aloe-Vera juice in my hot-water each morning. I can personally attest that by just these two methods alone, there's been a marked decrease in my fat-content, a healthy blood-pressure - not to forget my skin's improved dramatically. Aloe Vera's especially useful in that in supplements many benefits which are offered by green tea and helps in building a permanent soothing lining along your digestive tracts to aid in healthy digestion and maintaining blood-pressure.


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Brisk-Walk or Jog for at least 20 Minutes each day

Nothing much to explain here - but walking's something that's seriously underrated. While not being the same as a good jog - a brisk walk is a good way to burn off some calories when done for at least 15-20 mins a day (especially if you feel you don't have the stamina to run).

Using my example, I walk at a quick pace at least 30 mins everyday (during my 'commute' between home and my ferry to get to work). The distance both ways is roughly 3.6 kms (or roughly 2.5 miles) which I cover in 25 mins all up.

Eat Whatever You Want ... but in Moderation

People often think that they often need to cull down totally on 'junk' food or guilty pleasures to lose weight. While that's valid to a certain degree considering no two people metabolize the same way, it's not the right way to go - Don't get me wrong, you don't want to be the guy or girl who got sick because they just ate a Big Mac every single day for a month .. but it doesn't meant you need to completely abandon spoiling yourself a bit either.

Keep things in moderation. As a guide to balanced eating, drink a glass of red wine from time to time (It does help the heart), have lots of veggies and seafood and keep the red-meats to just once or twice a week. If you follow the other tips above everyday, there's no reason why you shouldn't satisfy the craving for that pizza or meat-burrito at least once a week :)


Keep a Positive Attitude and Keep it Natural!

Please do yourself a favor and look at yourselves in a positive light even if you think you 'don't have' that perfect body - Remember there's many out there who can't even walk let alone support a walking routine, can't drink clean water let alone having the tools to heat it up and mix Aloe-Vera in it.

Be thankful for what you've got, love yourself and the results will surprise you. Stay away from liposuction and other artificial enhancements - Our bodies CAN automatically correct themselves if something doesn't seem right.. let it be that way while you do your bit - NATURALLY :)

Being positive is part of understanding the law of attraction. I've written a separate article regarding the subject and how you can channel it to manifest winning the lottery. Please read when you get a moment :)

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    • matt_elmore profile image

      matt_elmore 3 years ago from San Diego

      Nice concise advice all put together in a single hub. Thanks for putting this together.

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      Harry 3 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      No worries..cheers for the feedback

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      Deborah Neyens 3 years ago from Iowa

      Good, sensible tips. Hadn't heard the one about aloe vera juice before.

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      Harry 3 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      You'd be amazed at what Aloe Vera can do .. give it a shot and lemme know how it goes .. (btw I'm not calling you fat haha :)

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      Joyette Fabien 3 years ago from Dominica

      Wonderful! Good practice advice. Voted up! I'm going to share it.

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      Harry 3 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Thank you Joyette..and thanks for sharing :)

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      PurvisBobbi44 3 years ago from Florida

      Hi,

      I am happy you wrote this hub as I did not know a lot about green tea. I actually have it in my house but I never used it. But I will now--thanks.

      Have a great Sunday,

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Harry 3 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Thanks Bobbi ..and thanks for the message .. you can never go wrong with green tea (I in fact drink 6 cups a day at work).. u'll begin seeing the benefits within a month..

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      gsurvivor 3 years ago

      Useful tips you've got here, didn't know about the Aloe Vera juice trick. A vote up from here! :)

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      I've heard that green tea has its benefits - aloe also. I was unaware that consuming aloe daily provides fat busters to your system. Does aloe have a taste? I've used it to combat sunburn but I've never ingested it orally.

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      Harry 3 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Cheers for the feedback .. Aloe's primary benefits still lie in boosting the body's immune system, skin and digestive tracts ... the weight-loss bit (when ingested especially in hot water) comes a 2nd..but it does contribute to it .. ..Regarding the taste....well it does and doesn't have one. .. think of it like getting used to drinking sparkling water ... it does and doesn't have a taste... you just need to get used to it..

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      Diana L Pierce 3 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      I knew about the green tea benefits and to drink lots of water and exercise, but the Aloe Vera juice is a new one. I'm not sure where to buy it here, perhaps a drug store would have it. I certainly need to stick to some sort of plan as after I stopped smoking nearly a year ago I have put on a great deal of weight. These tips are useful. Voted up.

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      Harry 3 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      You can get Aloe Vera at any health-food store.. I personally like to drink it but you can get it in capsule form too .. good luck with the weight-loss regime and kudos to you for giving up smoking :)

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 3 years ago from Fontana

      How does aloe vera taste? I imagine a bad taste and can't bring myself to try it.

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      Harry 3 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Aloe vera doesn't taste ghastly like cod liver oil etc .. there's a slight taste to it but if you mix one teaspoon of it with hot water and drink it you won't spot too much difference

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      Sarah C Nason 3 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Nice article, good practical advice. I did know that green tea was an anti-oxidant and good for you, but I didn't know it helped with digestion. I also didn't know it was beneficial to drink Aloe-Vera. I live with someone who grows the plants, and I know its good for the skin (that's why it's an ingredient in many lotions and skin products) and helps sooth burns. I will have to try making juice from it and drinking it. Thanks for the info, voted up.

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      Harry 3 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Thanks for the feedback!

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Interesting! Thank you!

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      Harry 3 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Thanks for reading :)

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      deergha 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Useful and interesting. Thank you for the share. Shared and votes up.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      These are quite realistic and practical tips to lose weight. Dieting gives a feeling of deprivation, so it does not work. If followed continuously, these tips will definitely give positive results. I do take Green tea but do not like the taste of Aloe vera juice. You motivated me to try it again.

      Thanks for sharing this useful hub!

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      sharmapk752 3 years ago

      Nice Tips

      This hub is very useful for everyone who wants to lose his/her weight.

      Thanks for sharing it

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      Harry 3 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Thanks for the feedback guys ... yes these are indeed cheap n easy tips :)

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      Anya Brodech 3 years ago from 130 Linden St, Oakland, California, 94607

      I love drinking aloe vera tea!

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      Harry 3 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Not sure if I'll be brave enough to sip aloe-vera tea lol ..

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      Anya Brodech 3 years ago from 130 Linden St, Oakland, California, 94607

      It's just like regular herbal tea. I add honey to it, because otherwise it's bitter

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      Harry 3 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Aah i c..well the challenge is to manage gulping it down without any honey or sweetners ...

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      David 3 years ago from Chesterfield, UK

      Some good advice. Can you recommend a good brand of aloe vera juice/gel? I've been searching but the only one I can find that looks good is the Forever Living Products version, but that is very expensive. Most use whole leaf aloe, and as the outer skin is toxic you really only want the inner gel to be used. And you don't want concentrated versions or pills either as these have been boiled or freeze dried and then reconstituted, so you lose some of the benefits during the boiling or freeze drying process. So if you have a brand you can recommend I'd be glad to hear of it. Thanks.

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      Harry 3 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Hey dwelburn .. I use a NZ made brand of aloe made by Lifestream .. not sure if you get it in UK but Google Lifestream health products NZ and see if they ship overseas

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      David 3 years ago from Chesterfield, UK

      That Lifestream aloe looks excellent. And there is a UK stockist, so I've contacted them for pricing. Thanks Hackslap.

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      B. A. Williams 3 years ago from USA

      Great informative article. I had to wonder if decaf green tea would work just as well? Keep writing you have a great style and informative voice.

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      Harry 3 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      No problem dwelburn

      @BA Williams...not sure about decaf green tea .. if caffeine doesn't react well with you i'd suggest keep drinking warm-hot water .. thanks for your feedback

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      Oztinato 2 years ago from Australia

      hckslp

      lots of water seems to really make me heavier and bloated.

      "Eat whatever you want" has failed me badly on every occasion, even modest quantities.

      Currently I am trying a low carb diet. I am not grossly overweight but try to reduce cholesterol and stomach fat by avoiding fatty foods. This hasn't worked but I have a "gut" feeling low carbs is the way to go.

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      Harry 2 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Hmmm .. well it shouldn't be loads of water..it should be warm water and yes you shouldn't drink it in excess else you'll feel sick ... maybe give Yoga a try if whatever you're doing doesn't seem to attack the 'flab'....

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      Oztinato 2 years ago from Australia

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      I've done yoga for about 30 years.

      I have in the past lost that last little bit of stomach flat by severe dieting.

      Mind you my recent BMI was close to perfect.

      As the Hindus say (paraphrased)One meal a day creates a wise man, two meals a day creates a sick man, three meals a day puts a man in hospital.

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      Harry 2 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      I'm a Hindu myself however I haven't heard that saying (guess that's because I'm not devout at all :)... You shouldn't stop eating though..eat whatever you want but burn it out..

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