Everyone wants to lose weight. Well, maybe not everyone, but most people would like to lose weight. For some it may be 5 pounds, and for others it may be 50 or 75 pounds.
Losing weight is not easy, and all the diet and weight loss tips available online is overwhelming (at least for me!).
Below are 10 simple diet tricks. That’s it. Just 10 easy things to do each day to help you lose weight. These weight loss tips are focused on what to eat and what to NOT eat to lose weight.
10 Easy Weight Loss Tips – The Best Foods to Eat to Lose Weight Quickly (and those to Avoid!)
These weight loss tips are focused on what to eat and what to NOT eat to lose weight.
1. Drink Coffee in the AM
If you are a coffee drinker, then you are in luck! Caffeine naturally boosts your metabolism. Plus, coffee can be a peaceful, relaxing way to start your day!
I personally enjoy the Starbucks Verona coffee with 1% milk.
Don’t put fake sugar in your coffee (it will mess up your cravings!) and avoid cream (it’s loaded with calories!).
2. Just Say No to Bread (An Effective and Simple Weight Loss Tip!)
Bread, even high-fiber multi-grain bread, is just carbs. In my experience, carbs don’t fill me up – and I’m still craving food after having pasta, a sandwich, or a multi-grain bagel.
Swap out bread for brown rice or filling proteins (see tip #7) and you’ll start to lose weight quickly. It’s a simple, but highly effective, diet trick.
3. Eat More Fish
Fish is loaded with healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are healthy fats and can help you feel full.
Top fish choices include salmon, mackerel, sardines, and tuna.
Limit tuna to no more than twice a week (due to mercury).
Stick with salmon if you can.
I also love the lightly smoked sardines in olive oil from Trader Joe’s.
4. Don’t Buy Certain Foods to Lose Weight
Have a food weakness? Just stop buying that food when you go to the grocery store!
My weakness is peanut butter (I’ll eat the whole jar in 3 days!), energy bars, and Halo Top ice cream.
Once I stopped buying these foods, my cravings slowly decreased over time. Now, I no longer have the urge to drive to Kroger at 1 am in the morning to buy four energy bars. That’s an extra 800 calories!
5. Swap out Salad Dressing (a Simple Weight Loss Tip)
Salads with lean protein make a great lunch choice. But if you add salad dressing, you might as well have a hamburger.
Alternatives to high calorie salad dressings include:
- Balsamic vinegar mixed with mustard (a zero calorie dressing)
- Trader Joe’s Tzatziki creamy garlic cucumber dip
- Marukan rice vinegar (it’s only 15 calories and has lots of flavor!)
6. Drink Water (an Easy Weight Loss Tip)
You’ve likely heard this weight loss and diet tip, and it’s because it is so true. We often confuse hunger with thirst. Drink more water, and you may feel less hungry.
You may also feel sluggish if you are dehydrated. Drink more water throughout the day, and you will start to lose weight.
I personally own the Rubbermaid BPA-free water bottle, and aim to drink two bottles a day.
7. Eat More Protein to Feel Full and Lose Weight
Protein fills you up. It also helps with sugar and sweet cravings. It’s not logical, but your body often craves sweets when in fact what it needs it protein!
Foods packed with protein include:
- Eggs (I have at least 3 a day!)
- Lean salmon (from Kroger)
- Turkey burgers or chicken burgers (from Trader Joe’s)
8. Say YES to Green Apples to Lose Weight Quickly
Apples are an amazing super fruit. They are packed with Vitamin C, they provide natural sun protection, they improve skin texture, and they are full of fiber. Green apples have slightly more fiber and less sugar than red apples, and they make a great snack.
Throw an apple or two in your purse and snack on an apple whenever you feel hungry.
I personally always carry an apple with me in case of hunger emergencies.
9. Say NO to Foods with Fake Sugar
It doesn’t matter whether it’s aspartame, sucralose, or the “healthier” plant sugar of Stevia. All are fake sugars and mess up food cravings.
Cut fake sugar out of your diet, and you will notice that your sudden hunger urges go away.
Be careful when purchasing any protein powders, energy bars, or foods with “low calorie” or “low sugar” on the packaging. Most of these foods hide fake sugar in the ingredients.
10. Treat Yourself to a Healthy Post-Dinner Snack
It’s hard to stick to a diet if you never get to treat yourself.
My go-to healthy (and sweet!) snack is slightly thawed frozen blueberries mixed with protein powder and 1% milk. Mix it all in a bowl together and enjoy!
The berries provide healthy vitamins, fiber, and natural sugar. The protein powder adds protein and vitamins, and the milk provides protein, calcium, and Vitamin D. Talk about a healthy (and tasty!) snack.
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Chrissy from The Jeans Fit