5 Simple Ways To Lose Weight

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You might see lots of expensive weight loss methods on TV and in many shopping malls but the reality is that you don’t have to spend a lot if you want to lose weight naturally. With that in mind, we wanted to share with you some of the best, simplest and most interesting ways you can use to lose weight fast.

1. Lower Your Carbs And Sugar Consumption

These two types of food will boost the insulin secretion. And since insulin is the major fat storage hormone in your body, you need to do all you can to prevent your body from producing too much of it.  Lowering or even eliminating your sugar and carbohydrate consumption can help you do just that.  A low carb, low sugar diet can actually help you lose  significant weight in a short span of time. 

2. Boost Your Fruit, Veggie and Protein Consumption

Your body doesn’t need a lot of sugar and carbs, instead it requires protein and veggies or fruits. Some good protein sources include beef, chicken and lamb meat as well as fish meat and eggs. Low carb veggies such as Broccoli, Spinach, Cabbage, Lettuce, Celery and Cucumber should also be included in your diet.

Eat as much fruit as you like.  Fuit and nuts are great snacks for the in-betweens if you get hungry.

3. Exercise, Walk, Run or do Yoga

Obviously, you need to work out if you want to lose weight.  Start on a regular exercise programe, or take up a sport with you enjoy.  Sure, it will take a little bit of time to get used to working out if you've not done it in a while.  In fact, many find it can even get quite addictive once they've started.

Yoga builds core muscle strength and improves flexibility.  It is surprisingly rather tiring and one can work up quite a sweat doing Yoga.

4. Drink A Glass of Cold Water Before Every Meal

The science behind this is simple.  Drinking a glass of water before you eat, will fill you stomach and make you full.  Thus you eat less.  Why cold water?  Because cold water requires your body to burn of calories to heat itself up. 

One study showed that drinking water a half hour before meals increased weight loss by 44% over 3 months.

5. Use A Smaller Plate and Eat Your Food Slowly

Studies show that people automatically eat less when they use smaller plates.  We have a natural tendency to finish what is put on our plates, or at least, we have been taught as kids to do so.  Having a smaller plate generally means having lesser food on it.

Fast eaters gain more weight over time. Eating slowly makes you feel more full sooner. 

In conclusion, there are many ways you can lose weight but you shouldn’t go out and buy into all those marketed weight loss programs just yet.  These 5 simple methods listed above are very efficient and they will go a long way in helping you lose weight if you just keep to them.  Focus on realistic goals and make sure that you follow to the plan.  Rest assured, the results will be well worth it! 

Further Reading

The article above is meant to provide general information and does not replace a doctor's consultation.
Please see your doctor for professional advice.