You want to lose weight now. Right now! And you want to do it without having to eat dull, tasteless meals or slogging yourself half to death at some sweaty overly priced gym.
But did you know that there are 3 ways in which you can lose weight now without having to do either of the above?
Well by the time you finish reading this article, you’ll know exactly how.
So let’s get cracking!
1. Down more water
Here’s a little fact for you – you can lose at least 7-10 lbs just by increasing your daily water intake. Seems then that water is truly our ally in the battle against weight loss. Pretty cool huh?
Consequently when you don’t drink enough water, what happens is your body stores water internally. It’s a protective mechanism in order to prepare your body for a water drought – pretty much like when your body goes into starvation mode due to lack of food.
When you drink water on a regular basis, your body doesn’t feel the need to hoard and so flushes water out through sweating and urination.
That totally makes sense when there’s an abundant supply of water in the body. That’s why it’s suggested that you drink around 6 to 8 glasses of water a day to reassure your body of this abundance.
It would be fair to say, that water is one of the best natural detoxifiers. During the flushing out process, water clears your body of all those nasty toxins which you ingested through your diet.
Wait, there’s more! Water also plays a role in boosting your metabolic rate, which in turn makes it easier for you to burn calories and lose weight faster.
So not only does drinking water help you lose extra weight, it also makes you feel healthier too.
2. Send hunger packing
It’s hard to lose weight when you’re constantly feeling hungry, but you must learn how to kick hunger to the curb if you want to be successful at losing weight.
If you’re always hungry, you’ll want to eat… continuously. And not just that, you’ll be more prone to eating the wrong types of food. How on earth do you seriously expect to lose any weight?
So the solution is to eat foods that will make you feel fuller for longer.
Foods packed with insoluble fibre are a good bet, so think about foods such as nuts, fruits, lentils, peas, legumes etc.
These foods tend to take longer to chew, therefore play a role in suppressing your appetite, whilst providing the added benefit of keeping your digestive system in tip top condition.
3. Take up Hula Hooping
Yep, there’s no way to get out of doing some physical activity when it comes to weight loss.
Having said that, nobody said it had to be boring!
Hula hooping is far from dreary. Just grab yourself one of those weighted hula hoops from Amazon and let yourself rip.
After a few minutes of twirling the hoop around your waist, you’ll soon feel a little bit hot and sweaty.
Aim to do at least 10 minutes a day with your hula hoop. Don’t worry if you’re struggling after the first 5 minutes, just take your time and work yourself up to doing it.
You can break up your hula hoop twirling throughout the day, doing a few minutes here and a few minutes there. As long as you do a minimum of 10 minutes daily you will start to notice the difference.
As you can see, there are things you can easily do to start to lose weight now. It really doesn’t have to be complicated or all consuming. Just follow the 3 tips as outlined above and you’ll be well on your way to shedding those extra pounds.
You may also be interested in:
- Drinking water is associated with weight loss in overweight dieting women independent of diet and activity – Stookey JD, Constant F, Popkin BM, Gardner CD., Obesity (Silver Spring). Nov 2008; 16(11):2481-8. Epub Sep 2008.
- Dietary fiber: Essential for a healthy diet – May Clinic. Nov, 2009