Weight Loss Is Doable—Try These Out
Many of us wish we were experts at losing weight. It can be as easy as changing a few things in your everyday life. See if any of these 25 tips could help you!
25 Weight Loss Tips
1. High Intensity Interval Workouts
High intensity interval training is proven to be more effective at burning fat than long periods of time at the same intensity level. (Plus it can make working out more interesting and less monotonous!)
2. Drink More Water
Staying hydrated and drinking plenty of water will boost your metabolism, aide in waste removal, and can suppress your appetite.
3. Try Hot Yoga
Hot yoga is great for any body type, and the average person can burn up to 700 calories in 90 mins.
4. Count Your Calories
Keeping track of how many calories you take in and what you are burning is very beneficial. If you cut between 500-800 calories from your daily diet safely, you could lose up to 2 lbs a week!
5. Break the Routine
The same old workout every day can be boring, and it is actually better for you to switch it up. Try different things. The goal is being more active all around. You might find something you really love!
6. More Oils, Less Butter
Butter is delicious and definitely better for you than margarine, but when you are trying to lose weight, try more healthy oils in your cooking. Some great oils are avocado oil, canola oil, grape seed oil, extra virgin olive oil, and more! (Stay away from vegetable oil, coconut is a better choice.)
7. Cut Out the Soda
A 20 oz bottle of regular soda is about 240 calories. If you are having soda with your meals, this can be more than 700 empty calories you can easily cut out of your daily diet.
Drinking water is best, but you may also want to try something like club soda or flavored waters if you crave something more soda-like. Just remember if there is sugar or sweetener in it, it’s basically a soda.
8. Try a Fitness “Bootcamp”
These bootcamps use high intensity interval training, stations, sense of community, and more to offer you a great physical experience. It can be helpful because you are committing to a set day and time with others like you.
9. Drink Coffee
Caffeine has appetite-suppressing properties and can give you the extra boost you need to stay active. Remember, though: easy on the cream and sugar.
10. Eat More Soup
Broth-based soups are mostly water which helps fill you up with less calories. Watch out for creamy soups (lots of calories) and those with high levels of sodium.
11. Use Coconut Oil Instead of Creamer in Coffee
Try coconut oil in your coffee instead of cream. (Don’t knock it until you try it!)
12. Eat Whole Foods
Processed foods are arguably the worst thing for your health. Know what you are putting into your body. We were made to eat natural foods, not processed chemicals.
13. Try a Fitness Tracker
A fitness tracker is a great way to be aware of your daily activity and keep you motivated to work a little harder. Also, fitness trackers make it easy to track your workout and results.
14. Prepare Your Own Food
Preparing your own meals means you know how much fat, sugar, salt, etc., is going into your meal.
An hour of swimming laps can burn between 500-700 calories. Plus it’s just fun!
16. Cut Out the Carbs
It is very easy to eat too many carbs. Easing up on the carb intake can make a huge difference in your weight loss goals.
17. Lift Weights
Cardio alone is great for your heart, but if you start incorporating weight lifting, you will be burning more fat. Also, burning fat from lifting weights lasts longer than from cardio alone.
18. Zucchini Noodles
Zucchini noodles are a delicious way to enjoy ‘pasta’ in a healthier, lower calorie way.
19. Take Your Bike Instead of Driving
If you are going somewhere close by, take your bike. Biking is a great mode of transport that keeps you moving.
20. Use One Bread Slice for Sandwiches
When you go out and order a sandwich or a burger, remove one of the slices of bread (or bun) and this could be almost 100 calories that you won’t miss.
21. 20 Minute Walks
Walking at least 20 mins a day can make a big difference in your weight. When you need a little more activity on your fitness tracker, don’t ignore it; just go for the walk.
22. More Lean Proteins
Eating more lean protein will help you get to your ideal weight. Lean proteins include fish, chicken breast, beans, lentils, eggs, nuts, etc.
23. Take the Stairs
When you come to the choice of elevator or stairs, take those stairs! It is a good way to add extra activity to your day—and every step counts.
24. Drink Green Tea
Clinical studies have shown that extracts in green tea help to boost metabolism. And, as previously mentioned, caffeine is an appetite suppressant that also gives you a little energy boost.
25. Park in the Farthest Spots
This gets back to increasing overall activity. Parking in the farthest spots and walking a little more each time you park really adds up.
The idea behind weight loss may be easy—burn more calories than you take in—but, in order to really lose weight, you’ll have to exercise regularly and keep track of your diet. Making slight adjustments to your lifestyle like eating more protein or taking short walks can really make a difference. As always, remain focused and you shall achieve your goals!