Are you searching for easy ways to lose weight fast?
If so? Then you should know some of these facts first…
If you reduce your daily calorie intake by about 500 a day for a whole week… That’ll get you to lose just 1 pound of body fat.
That’s giving up 3,500 calories over the course of a week to lose 1 pound!!
And when you eat less than 910 calories a day, you will most likely lose weight on any diet but if you do this, it’ll be both difficult and dangerous.
So, to help you NOT count your calories, here are 5 easier ways to lose weight that are not only healthy but also very easy and manageable.
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1. Eat soluble fiber
A great way to lose weight fast is by reducing the flow of food through the stomach by eating soluble fiber because fiber does just that – it reduces your appetite and makes you feel full for longer!
So, what’s the goal here? The goal should be to eat more fiber-rich foods — especially viscous fibers (types of soluble fibers that form a thick gel when they blend with water). If you do this, this will fast track your weight loss and is an excellent weight-loss strategy than having to count your calories.
Good sources of viscous fiber include legumes, asparagus, brussels sprouts, oats, and flax seeds.
Great regular fiber foods are fiber-rich fruits like bananas, oranges, apples, mangoes, strawberries, raspberries, and all vegetables. Generally speaking, the darker the color, the higher the fiber content.
2. Drink Water, Especially Before Meals
Drinking water will help increase your metabolism, purify your unwanted waste, and act as an appetite suppressant. Also drinking more water helps your body resist water retention, enabling you to drop those extra pounds of extra water weight when you need it.
One study found that drinking half a liter or 17 ounces of water around half an hour prior to eating really helped them lose weight and eat fewer calories than before. They also dropped 44% more weight compared to all those who did not drink water before their meals.
Drinking water is such an easy way to help you burn a few more extra calories without counting them.
3. Cut Your Carb Consumption
When you cut carbs, insulin is decreased in your body and your kidneys begin to start shedding excess water. This is why in the first few days (on a low-carb diet), it’s common for people to lose a lot of water weight, up to 5-10 pounds.
After the first week though, weight loss will slow down, but this exactly what you want because this is when the fat will come from all your fat stores, instead of the water weight that you just got rid of, and you will start burning fat!
You really want to reach this point when you are cutting carbs from your diet because this is where you’ll lose the most weight.
Here are easy ways to reduce your carb intake:
- Eliminate sugar-sweetened drinks altogether
- Ask for vegetables and salads instead of potatoes or bread at restaurants.
- Don’t eat any white slices of bread or any kinds of pasta
- Stop drinking fruit juice. Extra fruit sugar will still turn into fat.
- Opt for low-carb snacks or fiber-rich snacks (hello apples!)
- Use sweeteners instead of sugar if you have too
4. Squeeze in More Sleep
Sleep is NOT an inactive state, contrary to what many people think. Proper sleep will help you avoid gaining too much weight and lose weight over time.
Studies show that for a 150-pound person, the estimated calorie burn over a 7-hour night of rest is just over 440 calories. That’s a 40-minute jog on a treadmill!
Here are some ways you can speed up the process of losing weight while you sleep:
- Staying cool at night stimulates your metabolism.
- Keeping your room set to a cooler temperature will help the body burn more calories.
- Set your bedtime earlier. A later bedtime is associated with weight gain due to late-night snacking.
- Limit blue light – Evening exposure to light disrupts the development of melatonin and this can also make it easier for our bodies to pack on those extra pounds because when your body is up it also most likely wants to snack again.
5. Drink coffee or tea
Tea contains more caffeine than coffee, but according to studies, when they are both brewed, the caffeine amount in coffee is increased.
That’s most likely why some people feel the effects of caffeine from drinking coffee over rather than drinking tea. But when we compare the antioxidant content of tea with coffee, tea will always win!
So, here’s why this is helpful in losing those extra pounds!
If you are a coffee lover, then know that drinking a cup of coffee will help you lose weight by activating “brown fat,” which studdies have found that caffeine burns those extra calories because the body is simply generating more body heat while consuming it.
Plus, coffee is also completely free of calories, that is if you don’t add anything to it. So for maximum effect, you should avoid mixing your coffee with milk or sugar if you want to lose extra weight.
Now, if you prefer tea, green tea has the most benefits to shed those extra pounds for you!
Green tea contains virtually zero calories and can help boost your metabolism and improve the overall capacity of your body to burn its fats really easily. But the best part and benefit of drinking green tea over coffee is that you can have up to six cups of green tea (with 10 cups being the upper limit) without having an overdose of caffeine compared to its counterpart coffee.
Either way both tea or coffee will help speed up your weight loss because caffeine at the end of the day will boost your metabolism.
Whatever route you choose, do know that you can lose that extra weight without having to count those calories but only if you make sure you are healthy about it! Don’t make drastic changes to your diet, without seeking the advice of a professional doctor or if you have health concerns.
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Hi, my name is Rebecca and I am the face behind Everything Abode! I am a lifestyle and wellness writer based out of Vancouver Island. When I’m not writing or exploring mountains and beaches with my furry rescue, I love spending time learning creative ways to manifest a healthy home. Thanks for stopping by!
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