We’ve all struggled with fat loss at one point or another in our lives. Summer is fast approaching and you’re dying to show off that cute bathing suit or bikini that’s been calling to you all winter. Face it, we hide our extra fat under layers of clothes all winter while in the process of losing weight, but now that summer is here, we want to lose weight fast to store cute summer wardrobe from that sexy two-piece to that lacy camisole with our short shorts or that adorable summer dress.
Losing weight fast and effortless is not just a fairy-tale. Believe us, fat loss is easier than you think. You just need to make some simple lifestyle changes to lose weight fast. Losing weight is easier than you think if you follow these easy tips.
Eliminate the word “Diet” from your vocabulary!Credit photo: instagram.com/mimiperkins
When you think about how to lose belly fat fast, diet is the first word that comes to your mind. Well, “diet” is a four-letter word. It makes us cringe every time we say it. You’re not “dieting.” You are making wiser choices. Simple changes in your everyday lifestyle can speed up your fat loss process with little to no effort. Take that filthy four letter word out of your vocabulary and you’ll go far. Avoid those fad diets you see advertised on TV or online. They never work. Sure you might lose a few pounds at first... And very quickly! But they won’t stay off. The second you stop “dieting” the weight will come right back. That’s why it’s all about making “lifestyle” changes.
Be a “Smart Shopper”Credit photo: instagram.com/pamela_rf
Have you ever noticed that all grocery stores are set up in a similar fashion? You have probably heard the phrase “Shop the perimeter” before. If you notice all of the healthier items such as produce, fish and meats, as well as eggs and other dairy items are strategically placed around the perimeter of the store. And of course all of the fatty, processed and sugary foods are located in the center isles.
Avoid those center aisles and stick with the items on the perimeter as much as possible. It’s always a wise decision to buy fresh instead of frozen or process. Make sure to choose lean meats and seafood. Also stock up on nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables (especially leafy green veggies) and beans. These contain the proper vitamins and nutrients to help you maintain a healthy diet so you can lose weight fast. See, it’s all about making the right decisions?
Make Sure to Drink Plenty of WaterCredit photo: instagram.com/womensbest
While you are losing weight is essential to drink a lot of water. Your body needs water for many reasons, but it is important to drink a lot of water to help speed up fat loss. It is also important to stay hydrated, especially during these hot summer months. You will have more energy and you will be flushing unhealthy toxins and fats from your body. In order to help with weight loss, you should drink eight to ten glass of water a day. It will help fill you up and as a bonus it keeps your skin and hair younger and healthier looking.
If you really need that morning coffee, go ahead, don’t deprive yourself. But once you’ve had your “morning fix,” you should switch to water the rest of the day.
Find a Support NetworkCredit photo: instagram.com/krissycela
It’s always easier to make better choices and stick to your weight loss plan if you have support. Find a friend who has the same goals as you. You can offer each other friendly advice and offer support when needed. A little healthy competition won’t hurt either! Plus having a gym buddy makes it more fun and keeps you motivated. If you can’t join a gym, go for a bike ride or a walk together.
And if you don’t have any friends close by you are trying to lose weight, you can find plenty of support groups online. Plus there are also plenty of weight loss apps you can download to your smartphone for free that can keep track of your calorie intake and exercise routine. There are lots of ways to get support; you just have to look around!
Cardio and Weights Are Your FriendCredit photo: instagram.com/bella_be_active
Exercise is critical for fat loss, especially if you’ve hit that inevitable plateau. You don’t have to be a bodybuilder, but you should try to get 20-30 minutes of exercise three to four times a week, if not every day. Not a fan of the gym? Then go for a brisk walk or go for a jog or a bike ride. Throw in a workout video (you can find them for free online). Get off the couch and move! Turn on some dance music and dance while you are doing your housework! It’s simple! And if you are a couch potato and you have to watch that show on Netflix, then exercise while you watch TV! There’s no reason you shouldn’t be doing some type of exercise, unless prohibited by a doctor for health reasons. Start off with low impact and work your way up. Not only will you lose weight quickly, but you’ll feel better as well!
Make Better Choices All AroundCredit photo: instagram.com/alexisren
When you are at a restaurant, order the smallest portion they offer and stay away from greasy, fried foods. Avoid desserts and fried, greasy appetizers. Ask for a veggie or salad instead of fries. And skip the alcoholic beverage or fancy coffee. Those are just extra calories and they are loaded with sugar.
If you can walk somewhere instead of drive, the entire better or ride your bike, or rollerblade! Take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator. If you have a desk job, get up and move at least once an hour. Avoid eating two hours before you go to bed and drink a glass of water first thing in the morning and right before you go to bed. Avoid fast food at all costs. Don’t drink your calories... smoothies and energy drinks are also full of sugar. It’s all about making smarter choices!
There you have it! Quick and easy fat loss tips for summer! Why not get started today so you can be thinner, happier and healthier?