I know you’ve seen dozens of articles about losing weight and they all promise fast weight loss.
It’s easy to get skeptical and not believe anything you read.
With that said, there are a few things you can do to lose weight fast that won’t harm you but may be what you need to jump-start your weight loss efforts.
Fast weight loss isn’t a bad thing as long as you keep it in perspective. Sometimes we need to see the scale drop fast to motivate us to make some changes.
If you’re like me, when you notice you lose even a pound it helps you stay on track for the day.
On the flip side, it’s easy to get frustrated when you’ve been working out or “eating right” and the scale doesn’t budge.
Keep in mind that you do need to continue working towards a healthier lifestyle but these tricks can get the scale moving and give you the motivation you need.
Try These Tips This Week To Get The Scale To Budge
1) Drink More Water
This one sounds so easy but most of us don’t drink the amount of water needed to flush out toxins.
I usually don’t carry around water with me and I don’t generally get hung up on how much I drink. BUT, when I’m trying to get the scale to budge I increase the amount of water I drink.
Just adding a few more cups of water to what you already drink each day can make a big difference on the scale.
2) Stop Eating
Just stop eating. What did I say? Yes, stop eating.
How is that possible? Just tell yourself you won’t eat after 7 pm and stop.
Close the kitchen, don’t get more food, drink more water. Just stop eating.
When you stop eating food several hours before bed you give your body a chance to digest all the food from the day.
You’re likely to wake up with a flatter belly in the morning, too.
3) Increase Your Activity
I’m not talking about running extra miles or staying on the treadmill for 30 minutes longer.
I’m talking about adding 3 extra intervals, or 3 sets of 10 lunges, squats, and push-ups to your workout.
Interval workouts increase your body’s production of HGH which in turn can help you burn fat.
Lunges, squats, and push-ups work the large muscle groups and spark your body to burn off calories.
If you haven’t been working out in a while then try this 4 Minute workout by Dr. Bush. Be sure to watch the video to learn why his workout can help you even if you already workout.
Want more workout ideas? 10 Home Workouts To Burn Fat or Why You Should Stop Doing Long Cardio
4) Cycle Your Macros
Macros are carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Just changing up the amount of carb and fat ratio in your meal will help you lose weight.
Start your meal with protein then switch up the amount of fat and carbs you eat.
For instance, on the days you workout eat more carbs and less fat.
On the days you don’t workout eat fewer carbs and more fat.
5) Stop Snacking On Your Trigger Foods
If I eat nuts as a snack, I may eat a few hundred calories BUT its fat and not sugar.
The sugar in my favorite snack cookies usually sends me into a binge for the rest of the day.
When I want to be committed I just don’t even get started.
I turn down the 2 thin mint cookies because I know that I can’t eat just 2.
Know your limits.
Maybe potato chips are your binge food. Don’t buy them. Just get them out of your house.
As with anything, the minute you go on a diet, your snack cravings will probably kick in.
Be sure to have healthy snacks such as carrot sticks, cucumber strips, nuts, etc. so when the urge to snack happens you have a healthy snack supply ready.
6) Intermittent Fast
I won’t go into this much here but if you’ve never tried intermittent fasting (read more about it here) it’s likely you will lose some weight pretty quickly if you try it.
I’ve been intermittent fasting for over 3 years. It’s just my lifestyle.
I generally don’t eat until about 1 and I stop eating by about 6.
Intermittent fasting gives your body a chance to rest and use up its food storage.
Meaning it will get a chance to burn off fat even more so than just stopping early at night.
If you eat all day long your body never gets a chance to stop digesting the food you have in your belly.
7) Get Your Bowels Moving
This is important. You should have a bowel movement every day to keep those toxins moving out of your body.
If you don’t then make a point to investigate why you don’t.
Maybe you need more fiber? Try adding chia seeds and flax to your diet (get chia seeds here or flax here).
Maybe you need more magnesium? Try taking a magnesium supplement before bed (this is one of the brands I use).
Perhaps a gentle herbal relief ointment? Dr. Cole’s non-toxic ointment is safe for children and adults (get it here).
The average person eats 3 lbs. of food a day. So if you don’t go to the bathroom every day. You can see how easy it is to feel bloated and weigh more.
8) Do A 9 or 30 Day Cleanse
Cleansing is not bad for you. In fact, we need to cleanse toxins daily.
Cleanses will spark weight loss and will get you motivated.
I know there are lots of cleanses on the market. The one I recommend is the Isagenix Superfood Cleansing System (read about it here). It’s easy AND it’s not just cleansing toxins but nourishing your body with great tasting whey protein, vitamins, and minerals.
Read more about the 9 Day Cleanse here
Read more about the 30 Day Cleanse here
9) Cut Your Sugar Intake
We all know sugar is bad for us but I know as well as you do that it’s hard to stop eating it once you get going.
There is a reason for that.
The food industry discovered a BLISS point and they purposefully make foods to taste a certain way so we eat more of them.
What about homemade cookies? I can justify eating homemade sweets just but I know when I am in weight loss mode I’ve got to stop eating sugar.
Reducing sugar is one of the fastest ways to reduce your junk calories, stop overeating and help you get control of your diet fast.
If you need some ideas to help you stop eating sugar then read my 7 Day Sugar Detox.
Think These 9 Things Could Help You?
Try all 9 or just a few of these suggestions to help you get a jump start on your weight loss efforts.