Hello, you have come to this article because you need to lose weight fast. Perhaps you are going to a wedding in two weeks, or you have a holiday coming up in a month, and you need to get rid of those extra pounds.
Is it even possible to lose weight in 2 weeks you ask?
In fact it is even possible without starving yourself – and without exercise (of course you will get even better results with exercise).
So, let’s get started with the hacks:
1. Long breath exercise
This Japanese breathing exercise was discovered by accident, but has been proven to help with weight loss according to research by Hampton university.
The technique is said to be very effective if you want to lose stomach fat, and it only takes 2 – 10 minutes per day.
It works like this:
Stand with one leg forward and the other back
Strain your glute muscles while transferring your weight to your back foot
Slowly inhale for 3 seconds while lifting your arms above your head
Exhale forcefully but carefully for 7 seconds, while straining all of your body’s muscles
Repeat this process as many times as you can, for up to 10 minutes, and you should start seeing results in a week or two.
2. Drink more water
Water is good for you. Drinking one glass of water will increase the amount of calories you burn for up to 60 minutes.
Several studies have shown that drinking a glass of water before meals will reduce your appetite as well, reducing the amount of food that you eat. In fact, one study showed that participants who drank water before each meal lost 44 % more weight than those who did not drink more water.
3. Add almonds to your diet
Almonds are high in fat and calories, but surprisingly they can help you to lose weight. This is because almonds are very satiating, and will help you feel full for longer.
Also, the fats found in almonds are healthy fats like omega 3, omega 6 and omega 9 that are beneficial to your heart.
You can add almonds to your meals, or eat them as a snack throughout the day.
4. Eat 3 meals per day
Don’t skip breakfast, or any other meal for that matter. Eating 3 meals a day will keep your body burning calories throughout the day.
Skipping meals on the other hand will put your body into starvation mode.
5. Eat a protein rich breakfast
Eating a protein rich breakfast reduces your appetite and makes you feel full through the day.
Protein rich foods like eggs are a good alternative for your breakfast.
6. Eat more fat
For many years weight loss experts recommended to cut back on fat. However recent studies show that a low-carb high-fat diet is far more effective when it comes to losing weight.
7. Eat less carbs
Low-carb diets have become more and more popular in recent years, and for a good reason, they work! One of the most effective low carb diets is the Keto diet
On a keto diet your body will use its fat and transform it into ketones.
Read more about the keto diet here: https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto
8. Stay away from sugar
Ok, so this is not a “secret hack”. It should be common knowledge that sugar makes you put on weight.
However it is easy to forget that some of the things we eat and drink everyday are full of sugar.
9. Get a good night’s sleep
Studies show that getting 6 to 8 hours of sleep per night is very important for your metabolism.
Some experts even claim that getting enough sleep is just as important as diet and exercise when it comes to losing weight.
10. Manage stress level
When we are under stress, whether it’s physical or emotional, our body produces the hormone Cortisol. Also known as the “stress hormone”. Elevated cortisol levels will impact your metabolism, your sleep, and may cause weight gain. Therefore it is important to reduce your stress level.
Some ways to reduce stress are to avoid caffeine, alcohol and nicotine. Yoga and exercise may help you, or even just spending time with loved ones.
11. Intermittent fasting
According to lifehack.org, this is the ultimate weight loss hack. It is a technique where you fast for 16 to 20 hours, and you’re only allowed to eat for the remaining 4 to 8 hours of the day.
12. Track your diet
Keeping track of your diet and exercise can be a lot easier using an app. There are ofcourse hundreds of apps to choose from, and in an upcoming article we will review some of them.
That concludes our list of weight loss hacks. Do you know of one that should be on our list? or have you tried one of these hacks before? Let us know in the comment section below.