It is never wise to tell you to take weight-loss supplements or to try something super sketchy like the corset diet. In general, making small, sustainable lifestyle changes is the best route to weight loss. If we get that doing something quick-and-easy, then it becomes more appealing. We chatted with the top weight-loss experts to find out which get-fit-quick tricks will actually help you slim down and are also totally, 100 percent safe. So, what are we waiting for? Let’s go conquer fat!
1. Eliminate alcohol
As hard as it is to utter those words, quitting drinking for a month is an efficient way to slim down quickly. But no worries, you don’t have to give it up for life.
Once you start seeing results, you can slowly start introducing alcohol back into your routine again. It’s just a quick trick to help you jumpstart your weight loss efforts without having to do anything super drastic. And when you do add alcohol back into your routine, think about how much you were drinking before – and subtract a little. So if you normally had three glasses of wine with your friends, cut it to two or even one.
2. Don’t eat after 9 p.m.
You don’t have to buy special foods or even go to the gym every single day. You just have to not eat after 9 p.m. Snacking after dinner usually equals extra calories, plain and simple, because chances are, you’ve already consumed enough for the day. You’re probably just eating out of boredom, stress, or habit.
3. Drink more water (isn’t this obvious?)
We’ve said it so many times, but that’s because it ACTUALLY works. Our bodies can mistake dehydration for hunger, so one of the easiest ways to reset your appetite is to stay hydrated. Research has shown that eating foods primarily composed of water, like brothy soups and salads with lots of juicy vegetables, can keep us full with fewer calories. Aim for six to eight glasses a day, and if you can’t get there, just do the best you can. It’s better than nothing!