If you are like me you always find it helpful to learn new tips to lose weight, since research is ever-changing! Weight loss is a battle for most but I have easy tips to help you to lose weight barely trying. Weight loss does not have to be continually on your mind. You can live and lose with ease if you follow these simple and effective ways to cut calories and see your results on the scale. These tips to lose weight will change your life!
1. Add Extra Steps
Add extra steps throughout the day by parking further away at work, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, and adding a daily walk (or run) each day. By adding extra steps you can burn 300-500 calories extra per day. Burning 500 calories per day will yield a 1 pound weight loss goal and you will lose weight barely trying. This is one of my favorite tips to lose weight because it gets you active and will give you more energy!
2. Drink Your Water
Drink 8-12 glasses of water a day. This will help eliminate bloating, suppress your appetite, and increase metabolic functioning. Note: Water consumption should be increased in hot climates or during vigorous exercise. Research shows by drinking 8 glasses of cold water a day you will burn an additional 70 calories (because your body has to use energy to heat up water throughout day).
3. Make Tiny Swaps
Swap out your evening bowl of popcorn for a bowl of veggies and lite dip and you will save 150 calories. Swap out your chicken sandwich for a chicken salad with lite dressing and you can save 200-300 calories. Tiny swaps can make a big difference on the scale and on your waistline!
4. Eat Your Breakfast
Start the day with a healthy breakfast. Breakfast is still the most important meal of the day. In fact, studies show that people who eat breakfast have lower body fat, perform better at work and are in a better mood. So make some eggs, serve a low glycemic cereal, or have a healthy protein shake to start your day the right way!
5. Try a New Activity
Have you always wanted to sign up for ice skating lessons, tap dancing, pole dancing, or a swimming team? What are you waiting for? Try a new activity to expand yourself and get a great calorie burn. By trying a new activity you can have fun and lose weight barely trying!
6. Sharing is Caring
When you dine out make sure to share your meals. By sharing your meal you will save hundreds of calories and not leave full. Many restaurants now display calories on their menu so you will know exactly what you are consuming. Use this to your advantage and read up. You can enjoy yourself and still be mindful of making skinny food choices!
7. Downsize Your Dinnerware
If you eat on smaller plates and fill your plate you will feel like you are eating plenty. Whereas if you eat a small meal on a big plate you will feel deprived. So downsize your dinnerware so you will trick your mind to thinking you are eating more. If you eat the correct portion size you can save anywhere from 200-400 calories!
By making small changes you can make a big difference and lose weight barely trying. Will you share these tips with a friend so that you can both lose weight and make great lifestyle changes?