The Fastest Way to Lose Weight for Lazy People
Being a woman I know how hard is to lose weight and how much time it takes. We get focused too late, when there are no options left. Myself for example, I start to watch what I eat one month before a big event or before I go on holiday.
The long term approach to losing weight comes with the best results, but there are some ways to speed up the metabolism and lose weight even for people like me. I know for a fact that my group is larger though. Here are some easy steps you can try last minute and you will be surprised by the results.
Step #1 Watch Your Fluids
Start drinking green tea and avoid calories in a glass. Green tea is very rich in antioxidants especially catechins which are known to enhance metabolism. And, try to avoid juice, soda and coffee as much as you can. The main reason for this is that calories in a glass do not feed your hunger. So, even if you had Grande Mocha you still might want another one. At the end of the day you have more than 800 calories that you did not needed in the first place.
Step #2 Start Lifting
Remember, you have only one month left to your big event so you should do something. Use your weights to start exercising. You do not have to join the gym even, you can do it at your home. But do this only if you are self disciplined otherwise seek someone who will motivate you. What is a better motivation than someone taking money from you for a monthly membership, right?
Step #3 Lose the Salt
If you eat too much salt, you should know that salt contributes to water retention. This will make you feel bloated. Just keep an eye on your sodium intake, at least for one month and then you can start all over again. This restriction includes most of the prepackaged foods, since they are all hidden sources of salt.
Step #4 Get Some Sleep
This might seem like wrong to you, but sleep deprivation can make you fat. People who think that they can go around without a good night sleep have a very slow metabolism and some extra pounds too.
Step #5 Eat Every Meal
Skipping meals will make you feel even more hungry. People think that if they skip meals they will intake less calories, but the sad truth is when you are hungry all you can think is food. You try to control yourself during the day and then you end up binge eating at night. And the worst part is that your metabolism slows down at night so those calories that you just had will end up permanently on your body.
Step #6 Add 20 minutes to your workout
We hope that if you are on a diet that you are already working out. It is a high time you have started by now. Add only 20 minutes to your workout. This does not mean that you have to stay more at the gym, but there are other ways you can be active. Avoid the elevator and take the stairs, go to work on foot, or if you work too far, park your car at least one block further from your work place.
Step #7 Drink Up
You have probably heard this somewhere before and that is water will speed up your weight loss. You have probably heard this before too, and that is to drink 8 glasses of water a day. I would add only at least 8 to this well known fact if you want your system to run smoothly.
Step #Extra Be Realistic
The media is overflowing us with weight loss hypes at every corner. And they actually manage to convince us, mostly because we are desperate. Remember you have only one month left to go to your thing, anniversary or whatever. And you will probably end up with bigger emotional pain when everything fails. But, be realistic, it takes time and determination to lose weight. Losing weight is simply a science not a magic trick.
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