7 Effective Ways to Lose 5 Pounds Quickly ...

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7 Effective Ways to Lose 5 Pounds Quickly ...
7 Effective Ways to Lose 5 Pounds Quickly ...

Whether you're just starting your diet and want to kick it off with a blast, or you're struggling to lose that last five pounds, you're probably wondering the best way to shed the weight without drastic measures. My dear, I can help! Here are 7 effective ways to lose 5 pounds quickly, and to help keep them off!

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1

Kick Your Routine up a Notch

If you're having a hard tome losing that last (or first) five pounds, you may just need to kick up your work out routine a little! Add extra weight, resistance, or a steeper incline while you're doing your routine, and that will help you burn a little more, and lose a little more!

2

Give up Soda

You'd be amazed how many empty calories a single serving of soda contains, and those calories, my dear, add up quickly and can make a huge difference if you're wondering why you can't lose that pesky 5 pounds. Switch to water, or at least diet or zero-cal soda, and see if it makes a difference for you!

3

Give up Fu-fu Coffee Drinks

Just like soda, coffee drinks can be loaded with unnecessary calories, calories that may be sabotaging your diet! One peppermint mocha has 520 calories — that's almost as many calories as a McDonald's double cheeseburger!

4

Drink Water before You Eat

Are you really hungry, or are you just thirsty? Before you eat a meal or a snack, try drinking a glass of water and see if that relieves your hunger. If not, then go ahead and have a sensible meal or snack. If so, excellent! You just saved a snack, and all those calories.

5

Add Lots of Fruits and Veggies

Speaking of snacks, what have you munched on today? If you went through your mental menu and didn't list four or five servings of fruits or veggies, and happened to note a bag of chips or candy bar, here's an easy way to lose 5 pounds — swap the 100 calories snack packs for a banana (fewer calories and more nutrients) or a handful of berries.

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Eat Smaller Meals, More Often

If you're always hungry, you're probably having a hard time losing 5 pounds. Chances are, you're also probably eating too much at once! Rather than eating three large meals a day, eat five smaller meals. This will keep you from feeling hungry, and will keep your metabolism running on high all day!

7

Look at the Calendar

As much as I hate to say it, we women tend to gain a little water weight around the end of our menstrual cycles. So if your jeans are fitting a little tighter, and you're thinking you need to lose 5 pounds, look at the calendar and see if it could just be water retention and bloating associated with your period. If so, no worries! It will melt away on its own.

These are my favorite tried-and-true ways to lose 5 pounds quickly, but there are so many other ways to get your diet going, or keep it going strong to the end... remember, the key is that vital combination of exercise and proper diet... keeping that in mind, which of these tips do you think you can use to lose 5 pounds quickly? Do tell!

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Iam so ready to loose. Iam listening to all responses to see what iam gona do.

girlllls i need this one before my beach vacay in a week!

I've stopped drinking soda...5 days now! Haven't lost anything yet...but feel much better already!

Ok, so I love to eat :3 But (especially recently) I am conscious of what and how much I eat. I'm looking forward to getting into swim-suit shape this summer. Currently I am 122 lbs but looking to knock 4; I am 15 years old. My question is, are there any snacks out there or things I can suck/munch on consistently, if so desired, without overdoing my calories for the day? I am most definitely a gum chewer and I find that's a good way to keep me off food when I'm feeling snackish, but if there's anything else someone can think of, it would be much appreciated :D Thanx so much.

honestly, i think i might need the eat 5 small meals a day, and the drink water b4 i eat. Guessing eating 2x a day isn't gonna help.

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