10 Shortcuts to Shed a Stone ...

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Even though the UK went metric decades ago, we just can't let go of some imperial measurements.

We still work in miles not kilometers, we still measure our height in feet and inches, and buy by the pound even if things are priced in metric.

Many people can't tell you what they weigh in kilos but they know their "stones" and pounds.

Whereas in the US you simply quote pounds, we Brits talk in terms of x stones and x pounds, with a stone being 14 pounds.

It's common to hear expressions like "I want to lose half a stone" or "I've lost 2 stone" rather than "I've gained 10 lbs".

So if you want to give the British touch to your weight loss plan, here are 10 chortcuts to shed a stone.

1. Drink More Water

One of the quickest ways to lose weight is to drink a large glass of water before each meal.

Not only does water fill you up so you don’t eat as much, but low water levels can make you feel lethargic and hungry, which can sabotage your weight loss goals.

According to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, a test group that drank 2 cups of water before each meal averaged a loss of 5 pounds more than the control group over a 12 week period.

Aim for Foods Lower on the Glycemic Index
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