Do you want to lose weight? One of the easiest ways to lose weight is to alter small parts of your life to become healthier. There are many ways to do this, from swapping foods for healthier options to even turning off the TV while you eat.
Check out these 15 ways for anyone to lose weight fast.
1. Eat Eggs For Breakfast
Start your day right by eating eggs for breakfast; they have tons of benefits, including helping to you lose weight.
Swapping from a grain-based breakfast to an egg-based breakfast can help you to eat less calories later on in the day, helping you to lose more weight.
2. Turn Off The TV
Switch the TV off when you’re eating your dinner; studies show that watching television while you eat means you could be taking in 40% more calories than normal.
Eating while distracted can also cause you to eat more, so put away your phone or any work you have to do and sit down at the table to eat your meal.
3. Start Using Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has lots of benefits, including high quantities of special fats called medium chain triglycerides. These special fats can boost your metabolism by 120 calories a day, while also reducing your appetite.
4. Avoid Alcohol
If you enjoy a drink after work, try to save it for the weekend; alcohol is filled with calories and can really ruin a healthy diet. If you do have a drink, stick to vodka, wine or a light beer as they each only have about 100 calories per serving.
5. Make Healthy Swaps
Instead of just subtracting unhealthy things from your diet, find a replacement for it, too – this will mean you still have something to eat, so you are more likely to stay motivated and stick to your healthier lifestyle.
Try swapping your usual take-out pizza for a chicken salad, or your favourite crisps for a bag of nuts. These choices are still tasty, but they have fewer carbohydrates and will help you lose weight without even realizing.
6. Snack On Fruit Once A Day
Fruit is a great snack as it takes little preparation, has no fat and is filled with water. The carbohydrates in it are good for your body and filled with fibre, so try to snack on one piece of fruit a day if you’re feeling peckish.
7. Drink Water Before Meals
Drink water before you have your dinner, as it can help with weight loss; studies have shown that drinking half a litre of water about half an hour before your meal will help you to eat fewer calories than usual.
8. Cook In Bulk
If you find a healthy recipe that you love, cook enough for a few meals and put them in your freezer. When you are feeling tired and you can’t be bothered to cook, you can avoid takeaway temptation by having healthy food in your fridge that simply needs reheating.
9. Do Aerobic Exercise
Cardio is one of the best ways to burn calories, and it is a great way to stay healthy. Aerobic exercise is particularly good for burning away belly fat, which tends to build up around your organs and can cause problems later.
10. Brush Your Teeth After Your Last Meal
Half an hour after you have eaten your last meal, brush and floss your teeth. Even if you are not going to bed yet, this will help to stop you from late night snacking for the sake of it.
11. Don’t Diet, Just Eat Healthy
Diets rarely work in the long term, and studies have shown that dieting is a consistent predictor of future weight gain.
Realize you are changing your lifestyle, not starting a diet, and regressing to unhealthy food will result in weight gain. Instead, make it your goal to be healthier, fitter and happier.
12. Avoid Pre-Made Meals
If you can, cook as many meals as you can from scratch. Pre-made meals are often filled with preservatives and other unnecessary extras. Cooking from scratch confirms the food you’re eating is healthy and nutritious.
13. Remove Your Food Addiction
A shocking recent study conducted in 2014 has shown that 19.9% of people have a food addiction. If you suffer from non-stop food cravings and you can’t get your eating under control, consider seeking help, as it will be nearly impossible for you to lose weight with a food addiction.
14. Start Using Smaller Plates
A surprising study has shown that using smaller plates can actually help people to eat fewer calories. It may sound weird, but it seems to be effective!
15. Fill Your Meals With Vegetables
Rather than focusing on cutting out pasta, chips, bread and meat, try to think about filling your plate with more vegetables. Make sure half of your meal is vegetables; and keep it on the smaller plate. Good luck!