When it comes to losing weight quickly, people often believe that you need some sort of drastic life change (extreme diets come to mind). However, what most don’t realize is that losing weight in a fast and healthy manner (and more importantly, keeping that weight off), involves various little changes around your lifestyle. That being said, here are some simple tips and tricks everyone needs to know for quick weight loss!
Cut Soda/Beer And Replace With Water
If you are one of the many people who have a love for soda, pop, or beer, cutting these out of your life will do absolute wonders. It may seem impossible at first, but if you constantly have water on you, you will not miss the soda you are used to drinking.
If you believe that you rely on beer/alcohol to function (not at an addict level of course), limit it to one or two a week. You will shed this excess weight so fast you won’t believe this one little lifestyle change could be so effective.
Count Your Calories
Counting calories does not have to be as annoying and stressful as you would think. Downloading a nutrition app such as MyFitnessPal will help you in the long run, even though you are not interested in diets.
Simply doing a little search on what food you want to eat to know what is healthy and what isn’t, really puts into perspective what it is you want to put inside your body. I believe that being aware of all this gives us the extra motivation to eat healthier and better choices. Remember, losing weight is 80% attributed to your daily calorie intake.
Exercise (The Type Doesn’t Matter)
Exercise is always recommended when losing weight (even if you’re just trying to maintain your physique). No matter where you are on your weight loss journey, any form of exercise will benefit you plenty.
Whether you can go to the gym and lift weights, go on a walk around your neighborhood, or use workout videos at your home, daily exercise will not only make your body more fit and healthy, but will highly increase the discipline and respect you have for your body.
Limit Outside Food/Ordering Out
This cannot be stressed enough. Whenever you go to work, or school, bring healthy meals from home. Eating outside where most of the food is not only processed, but has an extreme amount of sugar will hinder your progress.
Ordering food from your home is something you want to completely cut out. Unless there is no other way of eating that night, you want to always cook up something for yourself, making sure you get the right amount of nutrients you need, and staying as healthy as possible.
That doesn’t mean you cannot have cheat days, but you still need to be careful, as just because you have a cheat day a week does not mean you can eat 10,000 calories that day.
Don’t Weigh Yourself Too Often
This is one of the issues many people have when trying to lose weight. It can be difficult to hear that you should not worry about your actual weight too much. Weighing yourself every single day can be discouraging, especially when you don’t see any real progress.
You should focus on your eating habits and exercise, and weigh yourself once or twice a week at most. Remember, this is a lifestyle change, meaning even after you lose the weight, you want to keep staying healthy and exercising.