All you need to remember (and follow) are seven basic quick weight loss tips to help you start shed those extra pounds. Just a few significant behavior changes can be the difference between losing that weight or not. They are easy and simple, so don’t wait to start.
1. Drink Water or Green Tea
Skip all beverages, and only drink water or green tea. They both are zero-calorie, compared to the more than a 100 calories you will get from soft drinks. A latte has nearly 200 calories. Rather than counting calories in your drinks, stick to these. Green tea is actually preferable because of the compounds in it that will help accelerate your weight loss even more.
2. Avoid Alcohol
Though the above tip does refer to all beverages, this does bear repeating. Alcohol should be completely avoided when trying to lose weight. Beer, wine and all other cocktails have a considerable amount of calories for their volume and most people will have several once they start drinking.
3. Avoid Desserts
Low-calorie desserts are acceptable (within reason) but nearly all dessert treats are high in fat and calories. A small piece of average carrot cake will have more than 300 calories. It’s easy to forget the costs when faced with luscious desserts, so try to keep them off the menu entirely.
4. Don’t Starve Yourself
Keep your metabolism running high by eating on a regular basis. Starving yourself will actually make your body cling tighter to its fat reserves and slow your metabolism right down. Fasting or starvation is not healthy and will never provide any sustainable weight loss.
5. Get Rid of High Fat Foods
Eliminate high fat food from your diet, like full-fat milk, butter, cheese, red meat and anything else that is high in saturated fats. Most processed foods are guilty of this as well, so read the labels. There are a lot of calories per gram of fat, so it should be avoided as much as possible.
6. Eat Breakfast
Skipping breakfast is bad approach to losing weight. You need to eat after 8 hours of sleeping to get your metabolism going. A healthy breakfast between 300 and 400 calories is ideal, with foods like whole grains, skim milk, eggs and fruit. Avoid breakfasts that are heavy with meat and butter.
Snacking is almost always a problem when trying to lose weight. Too many snacks can add up to more calories than a complete meal, so make your choices wisely. Fruit is the best snack (an apple is only about 60 calories), or some low fat yogurt. Overall keep your snacking to under 150 calories each day.
Follow these quick weight loss tips and you will be on your way to a healthy and slim body.