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Quick Weight Loss Tips

Updated November 6, 2017 1.5k votes 365 voters 7.0k views30 items

Maybe you're trying to get that bikini bod before a beach vacation, or maybe you've been trying to drop those last five pounds for a while now. Losing weight doesn't have to be hard - you just have to know these quick weight loss tips for how to quickly lose weight.

We've heard it time and time again, weight loss is not about dieting, it's about changing your lifestyle. That means how you eat and how you move. Pumping up the amount of protein in your diet can be super helpful, especially if you're pumping more iron at the gym. But steak and chicken won't just get you to the weight loss finish line. You're also going to need some fruits and veggies. 

Once you get to the gym, consider changing up your normal routine by pressing the incline button on the treadmill, or trying HIIT (that's high intensity interval training). If that sounds too scary, no worries, studies have shown that just getting some more steps in your day (10,000 is advised) can help you lose weight. Sometimes the greatest amount of weight loss comes from making the smallest tweaks to your current routine. No need to feel frustrated or hopeless any longer – the quick weight loss tips on this list will get you the results you’re craving in no time at all!

So put down the soda, pick up a big ole glass of H20, and give your fingers some exercise as you scroll through this list of quick weight loss tips!

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    Eat More Fiber

    High fiber foods require more chewing time. That means you're less likely to overeat because it takes your body time to register when you're no longer hungry. High-fiber foods also make you feel fuller longer. They also tend to be less "energy dense," which means fewer calories.

    Source: Mayo Clinic
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    Drink Water

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    There are numerous reasons to drink water - hydration is key! But you especially need to drink water if you're trying to lose weight. When you don't get enough water your liver attempts to do what the kidneys do - flush your system. That means your liver's fat burning potential is decreased, causing you to store more fat.

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    Avoid Happy Hour

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    According to integrative medicine specialist Pamela M. Peeke, MD, and author of The Hunger Fix, "Alcohol temporarily keeps your body from burning fat." 

    Source: Health
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    Get Enough Sleep

    A study of almost 70,000 women over 16 years found that those who slept five hours or less were 30% more likely to gain 30+ pounds than those who slept for at least seven hours.

    Source: American Journal of Epidemiology
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