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Easy Ideas for Weight Loss Success

If you’re looking to lose some extra calories without having to spend too much time on a specific routine, try some of these quick calorie-burning tips.

  1. Walk while you talk. Moving around during phone conversations – walking, doing laundry, watering plants, etc. – will help burn extra calories.
  2. Sip green tea before a walk. The caffeine in green tea will help free fatty acids to help burn more fat, while the polyphenols help to increase calorie burn.
  3. Pack a lunch. Dining out at least five times a week generally makes people consume up to 300 calories more per day than those who stay in for meals.
  4. Sprinkle flax on your food. The high-fiber content of flaxseed can help curb your appetite and eliminate calories. It tastes great in yogurt or in bread mixes.
  5. Supersize your H2O. The bigger the bottle, the more you’ll drink.
  6. Log your food. Keeping track of what you’re eating will help you be more aware of food choices. It will also help you stay in control and cut calorie.
  7. Buy small. Buying in bulk can result in larger consumption due to availability and expiration dates. Purchasing only what is needed for a short period of time is the best way to ensure that you don’t overeat. Making a meal plan could also help with this.
  8. Break into a jog. It’s not about the time spent running, but rather the distance gone during that time. Kicking it up a notch and going from a walk to a jog or a jog to a sprint can help burn fat and calories faster. The increased impact will also help strengthen bones.
  9. Drop and do ten. When temptation of eating from a bag of chips or tub of ice cream, set your sights on a quick round of pushups or sit ups instead to get you mind back on track.
  10. Order fish. Omega3 sources of fish improve fat metabolism in the body. Overweight people who were on a diet that included fish lost about twenty percent more weight than those on a fish-free diet.
  11. Trick your taste buds. Sucking on a menthol/eucalyptus drop or hard mint can help stop food cravings.
  12. Post inspiration. Writing little notes of inspiration on key motivation spots – fridge, television and computer – can help keep you from acting on impulse.

 

Source: Prevention

 

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