Our weight has a huge impact on our health and well-being. Most of us are very conscious of how many pounds we have gained or lost. However, most of the time, we worry more about how much we have gained. Our busy days do not grant us the luxury of time to reduce our weight by exercising in the gym or jogging for a few miles. Fortunately, there are some quick weight loss tricks that don’t require a lot of time and effort.
Avoid foods with high carbs
Carbs are a common factor in gaining weight. Cutting your carb intake lowers your insulin levels, helping your kidneys take away excess sodium and water out of your body, preventing unnecessary water weight and reducing bloat.
Take the stairs
As you arrive in your office at work, do your body a favor and take the stairs instead of the elevator. Although this is just a few minutes of physical activity, this can already help you lose weight.
You may not notice the change in the first few days, but the effects will eventually show after a couple of weeks or months.
Drink water often
Most of the time, when we feel hungry, we crave for our favorite snack, but sometimes, what you really need is just water. When you feel hungry during non-lunch or non-dinner hours, drink plenty of water. If you satisfy your hunger with snacks all the time, then that can contribute to your weight.
Reduce alcohol intake
During Friday nights or weekends, most of us love to go out with our friends and co-workers at clubs, bars, and parties. Alcoholic drinks are very much present in these social activities. Try to discipline yourself by drinking several shots only, or better yet, don’t drink at all. Alcoholic drinks like beer and wine are high in calories. You don’t have to get drunk to enjoy your night out.
Have a broth before starting a meal
It could be vegetable broth, chicken broth, or beef broth. Broths only have very few calories and can help you eat less. They fill your stomach well, so they will help lessen your need to eat much. Broth also slows down the eating process. If you eat more slowly, you’ll acknowledge the feeling of being full more likely. Hence, you will only eat the amount of food needed.
Boost your meal with low-calorie foods
The most common thing a person does when trying to lose weight is trimming meals into half. This can make you feel unsatisfied with your meals because they look small. So, add veggies like carrots, lettuce, and tomatoes to your meal’s volume. When you feel like you’ve eaten enough, you’re more likely not to get hungry in a couple of hours to come. Vegetables are low in calories, so they don’t hurt your trimmed diet.
Don’t add juice to your fruit or vegetable smoothies
Smoothies are a good alternative to heavy snacks, especially to those who are trying to lose weight. However, it is recommended not to add juice to smoothies. That’s because they can add a decent amount of calories to your healthy drink. It is much better that your smoothie is made of fruits or vegetables alone; their fibers help you eat lesser and get more nutrients.
Eat breakfast every morning
Although this is not exactly a ‘quick weight loss trick’, it is an important reminder for dieters. Some of us skip breakfast because of running late for work. You might think skipping breakfast helps you reduce weight, but it is the exact opposite, and it can harm your overall health. Skipping breakfast might force you to eat so much during lunchtime and snacks throughout the day. Your breakfast should be complete with the nutrients and energy you’ll need for the day.
Do some quick workouts
You can do these anywhere you’re comfortable; in your living room while watching TV, in your office, or in your bedroom. You can do push-ups, squats, planks, sit-ups, and leg raises; all of which are stationary and do not require you to wear sports attires. Execute them with 5-10 reps per set.
With the right guidance and discipline, you can achieve the body weight you desire. Just have patience and don’t stop. All your time and efforts will be worth it once you’ve achieved your goal.
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