5 Simple Weight Loss Tips

I’ve heard more than my fair share of weight loss tips. Listen, my mother always told me one hot tip after another. Things that would help me lose 5 pounds in a weekend, or just another food that was going to shed a dozen pounds off. Most of the things that you hear on the radio or read on the internet are bogus and aren’t going to get anyone anywhere. There honestly are a lot of things that can help you lose weight, though. Trust me, I can show you 5 things that will absolutely change your weight loss journey forever.

Tip #1 – Drink More Water

drinking-waterThis seems like a no-brainier, I know. I can think of plenty of people that really aren’t getting the kind of hydration that their body craves. Think about the fact that your body is made up of 70% water. Now think about what that obviously means if you don’t have enough inside of you!

The general rule is 8 glasses a day. If you need a concrete number to stick with, 8 isn’t bad. You should actually be getting enough water that you never feel thirsty. If you only drink once you feel completely parched, you’re already dehydrated and your body has already slowed down your weight loss. It’s too late to make it up at that point. Stay ahead of it! Drink a large glass when you first wake up, have a glass or two with each meal and anytime you pass through your kitchen. This can make a huge difference. My boyfriend struggled with weight loss for a long time before he finally started drinking the amount of water that he should have been.

Tip #2 - Have A Cup Of Green Tea

green-teaGreen tea is one of the biggest natural fat burners that you are going to find on the market today. It’s also one of the easiest things to add to your weight loss regimen. A few cups with lunch will blast your metabolism sky high. Capsules do the job even better, but I’ll explain well.

A study from a few years back looked into this use. Participants were given 250mg capsules of green tea extract and their weight loss was measured. It turns out, those that took the extract had a 23% increase in their metabolism. If you burn an average of 100 calories an hour that’s an additional 23 calories! That might not seem like much, but over time that can add up to an additional pound a week.

Tip #3 – Take The Stairs

keep-calm-and-take-the-stairsIt is hard enough to fit exercise into a busy life. Here’s a tip. Take the stairs. Make use of that last parking spot that is sitting there so lonely. There are plenty of people out there, I used to be one of them, that work on the second floor of a building and insist on taking the elevator there every day. Even a brisk pace up one floor of stairs will at least get your heart rate up and your fat burning, even if it’s only a little bit. If you have a few minutes to take a break, go up and down that same set of stairs a couple of times. It’s easy.

In addition, you should start thinking about taking the long walk into the grocery store. Everyone loves to have a front row spot for the store, but if you park towards the back you will get another 50 yards walk in and 50 yards out. On top of that, you’ll be carrying a load of goods on the way back. 100 yards, like the stairs, isn’t much, but it is enough to help in the long run. Think about it.

Tip #4 – Keep Your Coffee Black

black-coffeeI can’t make it through my morning without having a cup of coffee, and there is a good chance that you would agree. Unfortunately, I always loved it with a hefty dose of white sugar, which didn’t help my weight loss at all. Coffee is a great fat burner and can help you skyrocket your metabolism first thing in the morning.

If you would like to take advantage of that, you should have a tall cup, but a black one. Sugar and cream aren’t going to get you anywhere with your weight loss goal, but a nice strong cup of black coffee will. If you are terrified of that prospect, try adding less and less cream and sugar to your coffee. Eventually, you won’t even notice the difference.

Tip #5 – Skip Breakfast

skip-breakfastI’ll mention this briefly, because it is part of a larger idea that I’ll cover elsewhere. Skipping breakfast and only eating a late lunch and dinner can do wonders for your weight loss goals, even though you have probably heard otherwise. It is known as Intermittent Fasting and has been credited with weight loss, strength gains, hormone balancing, and more.

Making these tips work for you is all about sticking with them and knowing what your problem is. If you aren’t taking a good look at your diet, routine, and health concerns, you can quickly identify the problem. Figure out what you are lacking, try out a few of these tips, and enjoy the incredible results.

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