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Some Great Natural Ways To Lose Weight Fast Tricks

Losing weight can be difficult for many people. The most effective weight loss tricks are often simple and easy to follow suggestions to help you adopt some healthy eating habits. And natural ways to lose weight are much easier to adopt and continue for the long haul. There are also easy ways you can get more active and burn more calories too. When I was writing down all the little natural tricks you can do to help you lose weight and get into shape, the movie from 1991, "What About Bob?", comes to mind. I don't know if you've seen it or even heard about it but it's one of Bill Murray's funniest films in my opinion. Here's a clip that shows Bill discovering Baby Steps, similar to what we mention below in that small things add up quickly and make it easier for anyone to lose wieght.

If you haven't seen What About Bob you can probably find it on Netflix or Youtube, highly recommended if you want to laugh out loud for a couple hours. OK, back to our weight loss tricks, it's the same principal that if you make small changes to your eating habits and get a little more calorie burning activity you will lose weight and keep it off.

Here's How It Works

The key to good weight loss tactics are that they need to contribute to consuming less calories and increasing the calorie burn rate for most people. There are easy ways to lose weight without a diet plan, just using some natural common sense tactics. Healthy eating habits can help you lose weight without a formal diet program. And be aware that even the word diet can be a problem for some people. The reason is that you should really work towards creating healthy eating habits, not frequent diets to lose weight just to gain it back again and again.

Weight Loss plans can be helpful to get you jump started on losing weight but for long term success in controlling your weight you need to change your current eating habits. Diets are usually a short term solution for a long term problem. Easy natural weight loss tricks can help many to keep the weight off over the long haul.

Weight Loss Tips List Any good weight loss program should contribute to the long term solution. Try to always keep in mind that radical changes are difficult to maintain, so small changes that don't require so much effort are usually easier in both the short and long term. Weight loss and healthy living is not a sprint, it's a marathon. It's OK to make small changes in your eating habits to slowly adapt to a  better and healthier lifestyle. If you make it too difficult, especially early in your weight loss plan, that can set you up for failure. Try to adapt slowly but surely to better food choices, a little portion control, and more exercise.

We've organized the best weight loss tricks into 3 different categories. Each category can provide ways to help you lose weight using a few small changes to your daily eating habits. No radical or craziness, and most are just common sense tactics to help you slowly but surely lose weight.

We try and update our best tricks often from both visitor suggestions and our own experience. And it is amazing how someone can suggest something entirely new that works, so check back often.

Good Long Term Weight Loss Methods (change eating habits)

When you decide to adopt a weight loss plan, be sure to include your long range goals. Once you loose the amount of weight desired, it's just as important to figure out how to maintain your new weight. So changing your eating habits will help a lot in long term maintenance efforts.

Although there are many effective weight loss diets, almost all successful ones abide by these 5 rules.

  1. If you fail, don't abandon your efforts. Never give up.
  2. Don't punish yourself, absolute denial is not necessary.
  3. Pay attention to calories, make better choices
  4. Figure out how to work exercise into your daily routine.
  5. Watch out for carbs and sugar, choose the lower fat items.

Watch what you eat but don't just focus on your diet, try to eat healthy. Making good choices will work forever, and can greatly improve your health.

Don't cause yourself undo stress over eating the wrong thing. Try to change your eating habits gradually and realize that small changes add up. Don't panic and punish yourself if you run off the tracks. Just swing back into your plan and move forward.

The key to any diet plan is that you must burn more calories than you take in every day or lower your daily calorie consumption. If you really want that dessert, plan on burning extra calories by extending your exercise.

Leave notes on kitchen appliances, cupboards, pantries. Put alternatives in the notes to help motivate and give you a choice.

You don't have to have an absolute count of calories, a running total will work. It's impossible to accurately count restaurant items anyway, so just use a best guess and move on.

A good goal to start with is one pound per week. Don't set unrealistic goals and set yourself up for failure. One pound a week is great over a long period of time and will allow anyone to achieve their goals. You will probably see the most weight loss in the first two weeks. And then run into a temporary wall due to the nature of dieting. And remember that you do not want to starve yourself since that can send your body into the survival mode where it won't want to burn calories due to saving since it doesn't know when it will receive more energy.

Daily Natural Eating Habits That Work!.

Two American drink favorites, coffee and tea, combined with sugar are damaging to any diet. Caffeine can increase insulin in your body and reduce burning of stored fat. Throw in the sugar, dairy products, and flavorings most people add and what little calories you may burn will be the sugar, not the fat. And when you put any kind of dairy product in your coffee or tea, it can add up to 100 calories easy. Try reducing caffeine by 50%.

Speaking of caffeine and sugar, most soft drinks are loaded with both. So make sure you count them in your 50% reduction in caffeine intake. Soda is the poster child for empty calories along with alcoholic beverages. 

Eat slower! Allow time for your stomach to signal you it's full. Plus most digestive problems can be eliminated by eating slower and thoroughly chewing your food, and drinking more water with meals. This is a real problem for many people, they eat so fast that by the time they realize it, they are already way too full. 

Eating foods without sugar or fat can take away some of the taste and enjoyment of your meals. One good way to compensate is to use more seasoning like any kind of pepper, garlic, herbs, and spices. Many spices are very good for your digestion. Also try lemon juice or vinegar to add a little flavor.

Don't skip meals (especially breakfast), burning fat is all about eating too. Five or six small meals allows you more fat burning time and keeps your metabolism up. It also helps you eat less since you don't feel so hungry when you do eat.

Only eat when you're hungry, ignore the clock. Small meals every 3-4 hours can be better for your digestive process. Try to balance what you eat, snacks that have large amounts of sugar and or salt taste good but are not very nutritious, commonly referred to as empty calories (no nutruition).

If you like chocolate, go with the dark varieties rather than the milk flavored. Dark chocolate has more antioxidant properties and small amounts are actually good for you. the key words here are small amounts.

The best portion control trick (especially with restaurants that serve way too much food) is to eat half and take home the other half to eat later. And you'll save on your grocery bill too. Given the amount of food that restaurants serve these days you can easily get two meals out of one.

Use apple cider vinegar on vegetables, salads, or on anything that works for you. Apple cider vinegar has many beneficial effects and is known to prevent high blood pressure and for breaking down fatty deposits. Some people add a couple spoonfuls to a glass of water and drink every day.

Sugar is to your weight loss goals as Darth Vader is to the rebellion. And it is every where you look. Because sugar can make anything tasted good, food manufacturers add it to everything so you'll like it and buy more. In the 1970s a new sweetener, corn fructose, was developed. It too is sugar regardless of the name. Soda uses corn fructose since it's cheaper and works better in their process of making soda.

All fat is not bad! In fact we all need a little fat in our daily diets such as essential fatty acids, Omegas 3, 6, and 9 are good for you.

Good Fats: 

Monounsaturated

MUFAs, or monounsaturated fats can lower cholesterol, including LDL cholesterol, the bad kind; while increasing HDL cholesterol, the good kind.

Nuts such as almonds, pistachios, walnuts, and peanuts contain MUFAs. Avocados, olive and canola oils, also contain MUFAs.

Polyunsaturated 

Polyunsaturated fats also lower LDL cholesterol. Salmon and fish oil, as well as soy, safflower, corn, and sunflower oils have polyunsaturated fats.

Bad Fats:

Saturated Fats

Saturated fats increase LDL cholesterol, the bad kind. Saturated fats can be found in most animal products as dairy, meat, eggs and some seafood. A few plant foods can also be high in saturated fats like palm kernel, palm oil, and coconut oil. 

Trans Fats

Trans Fat, a product of our scientific community, created to make food last longer and work better in the food production process. Hard stick margarine, vegetable shortening, microwave popcorn, fast food French fries (although a few large fast food chains have recently switched to MUFAs) most contain Trans Fats. Recently many producers of packaged foods have eliminated Trans Fats and now state so on the labels, which is a very good thing.

 

Like a glass of wine or an alcoholic beverage at night with dinner? So do I but it can add some calories. One way to reduce the caloric intake is to mix equal parts of wine with water (I have one glass serving but break it into two glasses - half water - after a day or two you don't even notice). Same with the hard liquor, use a half of shot in two instead of one with full shot.

Exercising Tricks (burning more calories)

There is a huge debate on the best time of day to exercise. Some say the morning is the best since you are less likely to skip the workout and you start burning fat first thing in the day. Others say that you will burn more fat if you exercise late in the day or early evening. I say the best time is when you have the time and will do it.

When doing any kind of exercise, raise your level of activity for short bursts. This is called Interval Training and is supposed to be very effective for weight loss and burning more calories. It also helps raise the cardiovascular effect of any exercise routine. As an example if you walk for 2 miles every day you can speed up for a few minutes, then slow down for a few. This does appear to increase your caloric burn rate.

Any daily exercise is good for losing weight. That being said, never push yourself beyond any physical limits. If you have any type of medical condition or are on medication, always check with your doctor before starting any exercise routines.

Try to work your exercise into your daily routine, do something you like, do it with others, take your pet. Do what ever you can to make it enjoyable and something you look forward to rather than a forced participation.

Start any exercises out slow and warm up gradually. 

If you hurt yourself or feel any pain - that's from anywhere - stop immediately and seek medical help. Never take a chance with any chest pains or signs of labored breathing.

Walking, dancing, jogging, swimming, bicycling (stationary or real), sport activities like tennis, basketball, softball, etc. can all help you burn more calories and not even know you are exercising.

Sitting at a desk all day? Learn how to burn more calories without exercise during your work day. Get up and stretch every hour, tap your feet, walk around on your coffee breaks, park far away from entrances, take the stairs when ever you can.

Another good weight loss trick is to find some kind of exercise that you enjoy doing. It can be a s simple as taking walks, or some type of team sport like bowling, playing tag with your kids (trust me, you'll love it and so will the kids). Keep it simple and fun but get some kind of activity going and stay with it.

Here's a list of easy exercises that almost anyone can do and what the calorie burn rate is for each.

Hourly Calorie Burn Rate (not exact but a good rule of thumb)

  • 240 - Bicycling - 5 mph

  • 240 - Walking - 2 mph

  • 275 - Swimming - 75 yds lap per minute

  • 320 - Walking - 5 mph

  • 400 - Tennis

  • 410 - Bicycling - 10 mph

  • 500 - Jumping Rope

  • 500 - Swimming - 150 yds lap per minute

  • 740 - Running - 5 mph

  • 920 - Running - 7 mph

Any of these weight loss tricks can contribute to better health and eating habits. Little changes, one at a time, can make a huge impact on losing weight over the long haul. No matter which diet plan you may use, or you don't use any special diet, these tricks can help you achieve your weight loss goals and get you in shape too.

The best part of changing your eating habits slowly is that it's healthy weight loss made easy and you will lose weight. And you are much more likely to not gain it back!

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I've created a PDF with the information above and much more. It's got more in depth information with meal plans, trusted resources, and diet myths debunking. It's free and you don't have to give us your email or first child. Download it for daily use (you can even upload it to your phone to help motivate you). And more than half the battle is remembering to take advantage of these natural ways to lose weight fast tricks everyday. Use it daily to help you get healthy and feel better fast. 

Just right click on this link, and select save link as and it will download to your computer, Weight Loss Tricks PDF. You'll need a PDF Reader, if you don't have one you can go here to download one from Adobe for free, Adobe Reader..

And if you have easy weight loss tricks of your own and you'd like to contribute, please send us an email with info and we'll even give you credit for the tips.

Need A More Structured Weight Loss Program?

Some people need a little more help from a structured diet program. And there's a lot to be said for weight loss programs that give you step by step instructions, meal plans, and peer support. Everyone can be different and so it's really important for you to explore different weight loss methods. We have found three that we feel are all good programs that have been developed for people that need that structure and support to lose weight. All are popular since they are designed specifically for different approaches based on your individual needs. You can find out more about these programs by clicking here.

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