23 Fast & East Ways to Lose 10 pounds!
23 Fast & East Ways to Lose 10 pounds!
1. Keep hydrated at all times
Research shows that dieters who guzzle plenty of H2O lose more weight than those who don’t.
2. Go vegetarian
In general, vegetarians have lower body weights than their meat-eating peers. It won’t be a bad idea to follow their lead—at least until you drop a few pounds. But still, keep the cooking clean—no deep fried tempura vegetables.
3. Or better yet, go vegan
If you want to go a bit further (and also to be even kinder to animals), take it to the next level by swearing off eggs and dairy, too. Cheese can make you fat.
4. Eat fresh
Eliminate packaged foods and eat only fresh ingredients you’ve prepared. No bags, boxes, cans, or cartons allowed. Simple enough? If not, then try low sodium packaged food but never buy “fat free”, “low fat” or “sugar free” the chemicals used to eliminate the sugar or fat is more harmful than the sugar or fat itself!
5. Diet hard for just 2 days a week
If you can’t stick to some changes all the time, try slashing your calories to 650 a day just two days a week and eating normally the other days. One study suggests this offers protection from breast cancer as well as assistance with weight loss.
6. Cut out sugar (or be less sweet)
Everyone knows sugar isn’t healthy, but when you start reading labels, you find it in unexpected places, like pasta sauce and frozen entrées. Cutting the sugar out of your diet will mean healthier meals overall.
7. Cut out the corn flour and corn based foods
8. Sleep more
Research shows that those who don’t get enough shut-eye eat more and reach for more fattening grub than people who get plenty of rest. So, pull down all the blinds and get at least 8 hours of sleep a day.
9. Have more sex
As if you need more reasons to have sex— thirty minutes of sex burns at least 60 calories for a 150-pound woman.
10. Eat at home as often as possible
Meals eaten away from home have 134 more calories, on average.
11. Eat nuts
A recent study found that dieters who snacked on shelled pistachios shed more pounds than those who ate other snacks, even though they contained the same amount of calories.
12. Eat a grapefruit everyday
A study conducted by the University of Alberta found eating one grapefruit daily helped 58% of subjects to lose more weight than the other group that didn’t get a grapefruit.
13. Train for a race/marathon
Many people find that having an athletic goal motivates them to exercise regularly in a way that nothing else can. So, sign up for the next half marathon, 10k or even 5k race and get you butt going.
14. Join a sports club/team or take lessons
Fitness can be fun, and if it is, you’re more likely to stick with it. Pickup softball or dance lessons, anyone?
15. Cut out all sugary drinks, diet included
Large sodas have 500-plus calories, and juice isn’t much better. Drink water instead.
16. Stand while you work
Standing burns at least 30% more calories than sitting on your backside all day.
17. Eat soup for dinner or a big salad
Soup’s high water content makes it a low-calorie and filling option. Just steer clear of the creamy kinds. Don’t like soup try a big salad made with only zero calorie foods.
18. Stop snacking
If you did not know this, the real reason French women don’t get fat is because it’s a cultural faux pas to eat between meals.
19. Spice up your meals
Chili peppers really can rev your metabolism, according to research conducted by the University of Alberta.
20. Walk/bike work or at work
Walk or bike to work for a slimming—not fattening—commute. If that’s not an option, then take the bus or train—there better than driving. If driving is your only option walk for 10 minutes during your breaks.
21. Don’t skip breakfast
Those who enjoy a morning meal have been shown over and over to be slimmer than breakfast skippers.
22. Stay away from potato chips
At the top of the list for foods that make you add pounds is potato chips—it does not matter whether they’re baked, broiled or fried—they’re all bad for you.
23. Give yourself a break
Obsessing over losing weight is counterproductive! Making yourself stressful does crazy things to your body and you will ultimately have a harder time losing weight. So, don’t think too much and overcomplicate things—with weight loss, more often than not, simplicity is best.