All around the country, coronavirus lockdowns are coming to a close and people are re-entering the world. More and more people are hitting the beach (while observing social distancing rules) and that means it’s finally time to get your best summer body. If you think it’s too late, never fear. There are plenty of ways to lose weight fast. Find out eight tips that will help you get on the fast track to weight loss below:
1. Eat Smaller Meals
One of the quickest ways to lose weight is to cut your meals down into smaller portions. Many people eat don’t eat until they are full, they eat past the point of being full. One tip to help you eat smaller portions is to put your food on a smaller plate. This will allow you to only put so much food on your plate, and will give the illusion of having a full plate of food. Another tip is to eat slower than usual. Experts say that it takes about 20 minutes to begin feeling “full.” If you take at least 20 minutes to eat, you will begin to feel full by the end of your meal and be less likely to continue eating.
2. Get At Least 30 Minutes Of Exercise Every Day
You may not like hearing it, but if you want to lose weight, you’ll have to get moving. It is recommended that you get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise daily. Moderate exercise may be a brisk walk, cycling, or even swimming. Not only will these activities help you burn calories, but they will also help lower your cholesterol and lower your blood pressure.
3. Avoid Eating After 7PM
One of the most common mistakes people make when it comes to weight loss is eating too late. When you eat late at night, you are less likely to burn those calories off by any activity. It’s not a good idea to eat dinner late at night and then fall asleep watching TV. For this reason, it is recommended that you have your last meal before 7PM. This gives you more opportunity to burn off the calories from that meal, rather than going to sleep and burning very little.
4. Eat More Fiber
When it comes to weight loss, consider fiber your best friend. Eating more fibrous meals will help you feel fuller and you’ll be less likely to indulge in unhealthy foods. Foods that are high in fiber include apples, avocados, chia seeds, oatmeal, cabbage, flax seeds, and raspberries, among many other things.
5. Try Weight Loss Supplements
Sometimes your weight loss journey can benefit from a little extra help. This may come in the way of a weight loss nutritional supplement. These are daily supplements that are formulated with natural ingredients that promote weight loss. They have been shown to boost metabolism, increase energy levels, suppress cravings, and even improve digestion.
6. Indulge In Your Cravings…In Moderation
A common mistake that people make when dieting is to be too strict with what they can and cannot eat. Too often, people feel that they need to completely eliminate their favorite foods if they want to lose weight. While it is true that you should avoid fast food and baked goods if you’re trying to lose weight, it’s okay if you indulge in them every once in a while. When you cut certain foods completely out of your diet, you only crave them more. This makes you more likely to binge eat or “cheat” on your diet. Instead, allow yourself to have a small portion of these foods every so often, which will help you to crave them less.
7. Drink More Water
Drinking water is such an important part of weight loss for so many reasons. The first is that it helps improve your digestion and rid your body of toxins that are weighing you down. The second is that drinking water actually helps you feel fuller, so you eat less. Certain studies have also shown that drinking water can help give your metabolism a kickstart. It is recommended that you drink at least 64oz of water every day for optimal weight loss.
8. Weigh Yourself Daily
You’ll see a lot of weight loss articles that tell you daily weigh-ins aren’t a good idea. On the flipside, there are just as many – if not more- that say weighing yourself daily is the best thing you can do. When you weight yourself daily, you can take note of any trends that are occurring with your body. You can see if what you’re doing is working or not working. The best way to do this is to weigh yourself first thing when you get up each morning, before you have had anything to eat or drink. Keep a log of your daily weight so that you can track any trends that are happening.