Losing weight can be very difficult.
But hopefully, my tips to losing weight fast will help you shed those pounds. These are quick weight loss tips that I hope you enjoy.
What Makes losing weight so hard?
Sure the amount of time you are physically active during the day helps to encourage a healthy lifestyle in which you lose weight.
However, your mental health is more important.
Having a strong mentally for reaching your goal is the first step before the actual weight loss happens.
The mentally you have towards any task, goal, or activity plays a major factor in what your outcome will be.
That being said make sure you are focused and have a clear vision on how you will lose those excess pounds.
Tip 1, Drink a lot more water.
Drink water. Don’t take this step for granted, and however much water you think is enough probably isn’t.
I personally drink about 202.8 ounces of water every day, a constant that has given me a great advantage in both my physical and mental health, and it can do the same for you.
Why does this matter?
Water cleanses your body, boosts your metabolism, and drinking enough can reduce your appetite. You will not achieve your health and fitness goals if you do not adjust your lifestyle to include enough water.
Drastically increasing water intake may be difficult for some people, but even adjusting consumption to 100-150 ounces of water every day will help you lose weight.
Adding Lemon to water can also enhance it’s health benefits. Drink a warm glass of water in the morning with lemon and you will set yourself up for a day of improved digestion, more energy, and chemical balance.
Try it for a week and the difference in basic everyday function will be noticeable and apparent.
Tip 2, walk at least 6,000 steps every day.
Some looking to lose weight lead a very busy lifestyle, one that doesn’t allow for daily trips to the gym.
But you don’t need to set aside time for exercise every day to lead a more active life, simply adjusting your routine to include more walking can be the difference in getting your weight to the place you want.
Here’s the deal:
Back when I was in my early years of high school I used to sit on my couch watching tv or playing video games all day long.
Even though I wasn’t overeating I realized that for some reason it felt like I was gaining more weight. So I stepped on my scale and I was right.
That’s when I researched why this was occurring to me and I was surprised to find that sitting for long periods is very bad for our bodies.
I quickly corrected this aspect of my life and became more active throughout the day. I started playing basketball in my neighborhood, and it soon became a hobby for me as I grew to love the sport.
One corrective step you can take to become more active at work is, make sure you get up and stretch after every 20- 30 minutes. This is important as stretching your muscles will help to reactivate them after sitting for extended periods of time.
After stretching, it is important to walk around. The combination of regular stretches and walks throughout the day is sure to kickstart your metabolism.
Tip 3, Sleep in a cold environment.
While the cold may cause discomfort for some at night, enduring the bitterness of a cold sleep will pay off.
Humans can burn a lot of calories in their sleep and doing so in a cold environment will cause your body to shiver. These shivers cause your body to burn more fat and faster. It burns the worst kind of fat our bodies have, brown fat.
I personally have first-hand experience with sleeping in a cold environment, and I can tell you it does work.
Back when I used to wrestle for my high school, I learned this technique so I could reach the weight I needed to be. Personally one night I was 164 pounds and had to be below 160 pounds the next day in order to make my weight class. That night I slept in the cold and I lost 6 pounds.
Now, yes I understand that this can be very hard for someone that doesn’t like the cold. So let me propose a solution for you.
Instead of trying to go to sleep in the cold to start off with, you can go to sleep in a cool environment. Afterwards, when you are fully asleep you can ask someone ahead of time to turn down the temperature and make your room cold.
This is great because by now you’re probably in a deep sleep and you won’t really feel the cold, but you will feel it’s effects.
Tip 4, Drink green tea.
Green tea, simply put is AMAZING.
I started drinking green tea about 2 years and now can’t imagine life without it.
Green tea is packed with many antioxidants that detox your body. It has also been proven to boost your metabolism, and will increase the amount of fat you burn during your regular routine.
When I started drinking green tea I could feel the difference, I could feel the effects within me, it’s that noticeable. I also felt more relaxed as the drink itself is very soothing. It had soon replaced coffee in my morning routine, and I eventually started drinking green tea, both in the morning when I woke up, and at night when before I went to sleep. However, when drinking tea at night make sure you drink it at least one to two hours BEFORE you go to sleep.
Brewing green tea is important, and in the beginning, I was confused as well. However, I was able to find a great video that explained to me how I can brew green tea. If you are interested in the video, Click Here.
Tip 5, Sniff that gum.
Who doesn’t like gum? Well for those that don’t, all you got to really to do is take a sniff.
Smelling food before eating it can be very important as it helps to lower our appetite. Studies have found that sniffing gum can contribute in an even more effective way.
Back in college when I first found out about this, I was skeptical and wondered if this could really have an impact on the mind. But I was wrong.
For me personally, whenever I had sniffed gum before eating for some reason I’d always feel a less urge to eat more.
It just made me slow down, and really think should I eat this.
That being said, sniffing gum helped me maintain my eating, which allowed me to burn more fat, but that is my experience.
Give it a try yourself. There is no harm in sniffing gum, so why not?
Tip 6, Chew your food.
A lot of people overeat because they don’t chew their food. It is astonishing to think something as simple as chewing your food can help you lose weight, but it’s true.
What’s the rush? Slow down enjoy your food, it’s not going anywhere. Is eating your food quickly worth gaining additional weight?
It is important that you chew your food, for your stomach’s sake. Often times people overeat because they don’t give their stomachs enough time to tell the brain that it is full. Usually, this process takes about 20 minutes. So by continuing to munch on food, it can slow down your eating, and give your body more time to alert you when you’re in danger of overeating.
On top of all that, chewing food helps brings out the flavor, so yes your food will taste better when you chew more.
Take about 20 to 30 bites before swallowing, you will give yourself more time to become alert to how much you are eating, and in turn become alert to how much is too much.
Tip 7, Start a physical hobby.
Playing basketball was my life back in the day.
It started out twice a week, then five times a week, and eventually went up to seven days a week.
Also, it wasn’t like I was just going for an hour or so I usually played close to two to three hours every time I played.
Basketball was great for me and helped me become more active, it encouraged me to be a more competitive person, and motivated me to try harder in everything I do.
This newfound competitive edge helped me change what I thought of myself, lose weight and get in shape.
I am grateful enough to have close friends that pushed me to try my hardest, and who wanted the best for me.
However, at the end of the day, there is nothing stopping you from being the person you want to be.
Also, basketball is certainly not the only way to go, there is a hobby out there for everyone, find the right one for you.
Even a minimum of 15 physical minutes everyday will have a positive influence on your health, fitness, and weight in the future.
So give something new a try, It can help you become the person you want to be.
Tip 8, Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Start your day off right. People who skip breakfast put themselves at a huge disadvantage.
During my first year of college, when I would go down to my food hall for breakfast in the morning, it was usually always almost empty. This was unsettling, as it seemed that every morning my community was collectively missing a huge opportunity.
A lot of people on campus would oversleep, and not have enough time to eat breakfast and get to class in time. I noticed countless fellow students feeling drowsy in the morning.
This is my experience and I know it’s true because every time in my morning classes there were at least 5 students that I could just tell where barely staying awake.
Don’t skip breakfast as it gives you the fuel to start your day off on the right foot.
Tip 9, Don’t stay up late at night.
Everyone needs sleep, that’s just how we function. I am a morning person, but a lot of my friends are the opposite, they love staying up late, and consequently don’t get enough sleep.
My friends wake up late in the morning, often as late as 11 am wasting a lot of valuable time. This is not productive for your bodies both mentally and physically.
To be honest, though it isn’t just my friends who do this, a lot of college students do the same exact thing, and it is very, very bad for our bodies.
Like I said earlier most of the weight we lose happens in our sleep and if we don’t get enough sleep then we can’t burn that fat. So how do you expect yourself to lose that weight?
Now if you’re reading this late at night, go get that sleep.
Tip 10, Eat spicy foods!
Spicy foods… not everyone has a tolerance for them, but it’s never too late to develop your taste.
If the taste doesn’t do it for you, take solace in the fact that every spicy food you suffer through contributes to boosting your metabolism. They can also go a long way in lowering your cholesterol.
Me personally I love spicy foods, I eat them all the time. Because I eat it so much I have grown a good tolerance for spicy foods.
That being said, I can say that spicy foods did help contribute to increasing my metabolism.
On top of it all, why not eat spicy foods? Give it a try, there is so much food out there that many people have yet to taste.
Losing weight is hard, but possibly. I want you to succeed and reach your goals. Hopefully, my tips can help guide you in the right direction to make this possible.
Keep up your hard work, and don’t let others doubt you.