Weight Loss Tricks - How To Lose Weight

Losing weight may seem like an unpleasant experience, the prospect of eating tasteless, flavorless food would have anyone squirming in their seat. Also, most weight loss plans, in the attempt to being very effective and result bearing become very complicated and confusing. Here, this problem is simplified. Let's take a look at some of the easiest and healthiest ways to lose fat.

1. Quit Junk Food: simply eliminating, yes I mean total annihilation, of junk food from your diet will cause significant weight loss. Don't be dependent on junk food for your snacking needs, chose fresh fruits or vegetables for snacking. Salads are excellent snacks and with olive oil dressings, you will feel full and energetic. The vending machine is your mortal enemy, chips, pretzels, cheese balls, the works. You will not only lose weight, you'll improve your immune system as you replace the junk with nutrition.

2. No Soft Drinks and Sodas: if ever a liquid packed pounds, soft drinks and sodas are that liquid. Soft drinks contain carbonic acid, drinking these raises the acidity of blood. Sodas on the other hand are full of sugar. Both cause dehydration and increase weight. Go for fresh fruit juices or simple water or lemonade when you're thirsty.

3. Drink lots of water: water is a great natural appetite suppressant. If you want to have healthy weight loss that will rejuvenate your skin, become best friends with your water bottle. Not only does it help you lose weight, it improves your health. A healthy adult requires at least 8 glasses of water a day, while an extra 8 ounces should be taken for every 25 pounds of excess weight. Taking a glass of water first thing in the morning, before a meal, during a meal are all tricks to help you eat less and lose weight. These will also help in digestion and assimilation of food.

4. Drink Green Tea: green tea is another time tested weight loss trick. Taking a cup of green tea, freshly brewed daily is a great way to cleanse your body of toxins as well as lose weight. Not only will green tea help you lose weight, it's great for the skin too. You'll be losing weight and glowing at the same time, not many diets can accomplish that.

5. Eat Breakfast: many people approach weight loss by skipping meals, especially the morning meal. Research as shown that skipping breakfast actually accelerates the build up of fat. The reason is that skipping breakfast causes a feeling of being famished and then you just overeat at lunch. Eating breakfast, even a breakfast smoothie helps to avoid weight gain and helps in weight loss too.

6. Exercise: For healthy weight loss, a vigorous exercise routine for 30 minutes a day 5 times a week should be followed. Keep your body well hydrated. Outdoor cardio workouts like cycling, running, hiking, swimming, etc are great for weight loss and toning of the body. Don't go straight for very intense exercise straight away, try to start off slowly and then gradually build your stamina.

7. Balanced Diet: finally, you should re-examine and overhaul your overall diet. Your diet should be a supplier of essential nutrients to your body. Health professionals recommend taking 35-40% of protein in the daily diet. Fats come second, around 25-30% of the diet, but these don't include greasy fast food or French Fries. The healthiest fats come from natural foods such as olive oil or avocado oils. Carbohydrates, especially the refined simple kind, should be kept low as they are the first line of nutrients the body converts to energy and then fat. Your best buy for vitamins are fresh fruits and vegetables.