18 Quick And Easy Tips To Lose Weight Fast

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Last Updated on February 9, 2023 by Lori Geurin

Are you looking for natural tips to boost your weight loss? We’ve gathered 18 quick, easy tips to lose weight fast! Many believe the key to weight loss is burning more calories than you eat. But it’s not as simple as it sounds. Sure, this works for some people. But there are other factors to consider, too, including:

Plus, the quality and food you eat influence whether you shed extra weight or hold on to those last 10 (or 50) pounds.

It probably won’t surprise you that America’s number one New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight. But what is the best way to lose weight and keep it off?

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Weight Loss Challenges And Mom Life

I can relate to the weight loss ups and downs because I’ve experienced them in different seasons of life. Maybe you can too?

After four pregnancies in six years and breastfeeding each baby for a year, my body underwent many changes. Can you relate?

Plus, being a full-time mama to four children under the age of six didn’t leave time for much outside of prepping and cleaning up meals, changing diapers, reading, cuddling, playing with my babies, and caring for their needs 24/7.

And I would do it all over again because my children are precious to me, and I cherish those times we spent together when they were little.

Being intentional about fitness and clean eating was easier when we had our first two, but after that, it became quite a juggling act. Most days, I was happy to get a shower and brush my teeth. Know what I mean?

And a good night’s sleep did not come until later, but who’s counting, right?!

I tried to make time for walks or runs and eat as healthy as possible. But it was a challenge.

Of course, my story is only one of many examples of challenges people face that can make it harder to stay healthy and maintain a healthy weight.

When our children were all in school, I returned to teaching. Working outside the home full-time had its own set of hurdles.

Sometimes you need quick, easy tips to lose weight and help you meet your goals. If you’re trying to lose weight and have plateaued or need a boost on your weight loss journey, here are some proven weight loss tips that can help!

18 Quick Easy Tips To Lose Weight Fast

1. Drink a glass of water before each meal.

Our bodies function more efficiently with plenty of purified water. Drinking water helps with the digestion process. The general advice is to drink 8 8-ounce glasses per day or 2 liters.

But depending on your size and activity level, you might need a slightly different amount.

Also, adding lemon to your water can give you excellent health benefits. To learn more about lemon water, check out 9 Surprising Benefits Of Lemon Water.

2. Include protein with your meals and snacks.

Protein can help you lose weight naturally by reducing hunger pangs and boosting your metabolism.

Check out this low-carb purple cow protein shake recipe for a delicious, nutritious protein boost!

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Blackberries are high in fiber and low in sugar compared to many fruits.

3. Fill up on fiber-rich vegetables, fruits, and other foods.

Eating plenty of fiber fills you up and may decrease your appetite. Examples of high-fiber foods include:

  • blackberries
  • flaxseeds
  • beans
  • avocados
  • almonds
  • figs
  • chia seeds
  • quinoa
  • artichoke
  • acorn squash

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4. Get a good night’s sleep.

Did you know that not getting enough sleep can cause you to gain weight? Sleep deprivation disturbs your body’s balance of the hormones leptin and ghrelin. These hormones regulate hunger and fullness.

If you have trouble winding down at night, try taking a hot bath or shower.

How much sleep should you be getting? The average adult needs 7-9 hours of quality sleep per night.

Making sleep a priority helps keep your hormones in check and gives you the energy you need to make healthy choices.

Related: 16 Quick Tips To Help You Sleep Better Tonight

5. Only buy healthy whole food.

Stay away from pre-packaged foods that have a long list of ingredients. A long ingredient list usually means artificial additives, preservatives, and other harmful chemicals that can wreak havoc on your body.

You might also want to consider detoxing to help cleanse your system of the toxins we’re all exposed to. Here are 15 Simple Strategies To Detox Naturally.

Feeding your body nutritious foods is crucial to any successful weight loss program.

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Taking the stairs instead of the elevator is a great way to get some steps in.

6. Find opportunities to move your body throughout the day.

Being sedentary is linked to many health conditions, including depression, cancer, obesity, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease.

Plus, the more you move, the stronger your muscles grow and the more calories you burn. Some examples you can try are:

  • taking the stairs instead of the elevator
  • parking further away from your destination so you can log extra steps
  • doing crunches (or other exercises) while you watch TV
  • using a standing desk at work instead of sitting in a chair all day

7. Fill up on healthy soups.

Here are some soup recipes to try. They are satisfying and lower in calories than other options.

And if you’re looking for a quick mealtime solution, these 20 healthy crockpot soup recipes are just what you need!

Also, if you want to detox while filling up on delicious soup, you’ll love my Delicious Detox Vegetable Soup.

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8. Eat nuts.

Nuts are a great on-the-go healthy snack and fill you up. The healthy fats in nuts keep you satiated. My personal favorite is pecans. They’re so rich and delicious!

Other healthy options include walnuts, almonds, and pistachios. What’s your favorite nut?

Related: 8 Edible Super Seeds For Better Nutrition 

9. Drink your protein.

Whey protein and vegan protein powders have many health benefits and keep you feeling full for a long time. Make sure the brand you choose is all-natural and doesn’t contain harmful sweeteners like Splenda or Aspartame.

Smirk Keto Shake is one of my favorite whey protein powders, and it’s low-carb and keto-friendly. It’s delicious and tastes like chocolate milk. Use my coupon code: LORI10, for 10% off your order.

Related: 12 Health Benefits of Low Carb And Ketogenic Diets

10. Eat spicy foods.

They can fire up your metabolism, causing you to burn more calories.

Salsa, curry, peppers, horseradish, and many Asian stir-fry recipes contain plenty of heat to spice up your taste buds.

11. Chew your food well before swallowing.

We’ve all heard this before, but it works, so it’s worth repeating. Chewing your food well takes more time which gives your brain time to process feeling full. This allows you to eat what you need but not more.

12. Eat your meals on a small salad plate instead of a typical dinner plate.

If you’re like most Americans, including myself, you tend to load your plate with food. So if your plate is smaller, it makes sense that you’ll eat less because there will be less surface area to fill.

13. Keep a food diary.

Writing down everything you eat makes you more aware of your caloric intake and whether you’re eating enough fiber, protein, and essential vitamins.

But if you don’t want to write it down, there’s a free app that can help. My favorite way to track what I eat in a day is myfitnesspal.com. I use the app on my phone. I also love that it syncs with my Fitbit, so I don’t miss anything important.

14. Avoid white foods, such as white flour, sugar, white bread, and white rice.

They can dramatically alter your blood sugar and cause weight gain. 

Instead, focus on fiber-rich whole grains, vegetables, fruit, nuts, and seeds.

green tea to boost weight loss
Green tea can help you lose belly fat and boost your metabolism.

15. Drink green tea.

It contains substances that cause fat cells to release fat, especially with exercise. How cool is that? Plus, green tea is so refreshing and delicious! I drink a cup most afternoons. 

If that’s not enough, the caffeine and EGCD in green tea can speed up your metabolism

And did you know that Kombucha is fermented green tea (although it can be made from various other teas too)? I recently learned how to make it and love this flavorful, probiotic-rich tea!

Related: 9 Impressive Health Benefits Of Drinking Kombucha Tea

16. Include healthy fat foods in your diet.

This includes grass-fed beef, nuts, coconut, eggs, and avocados.

And don’t worry, studies have proven that (despite what we may have heard for years) eating saturated fat does not make us fat and does not cause heart disease (1).

In case you haven’t heard, a low-fat, high-carb diet is bad for you and has been repeatedly proven ineffective (2, 3).

17. Drink coffee

Coffee speeds up your metabolism and causes you to burn more calories (4). Plus, it tastes incredible!

You may want to try this Healthy Coffee Drink (With Coconut Oil).

Find out if drinking coffee breaks a fast.

18. Intermittent Fasting

And my personal favorite, Intermittent fasting (IF), is a simple strategy to boost your weight loss and health in many ways.

I wrote an eBook all about my experience with intermittent fasting. This method allowed me to burn fat, lose weight (effortlessly), and be healthy…without feeling hungry. It even cured my hypoglycemia. If you’d like to learn how I accomplished these great results, you’ll want to check out my book HERE!

Related: How Intermittent Fasting Cured My Hypoglycemia and My Favorite Thing About Intermittent Fasting, From 10 Fasting Experts


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Summary – Quick Easy Tips To Lose Weight Fast

Due to a variety of factors, most times, losing weight isn’t as simple as calories in and calories out. 

But, as you can see from this list of weight-loss strategies, you can take many steps to boost your weight loss and lose fat. The right tools in your toolbox can help you meet your health and weight loss goals, fit into your favorite jeans, and feel healthier!

I hope this list of weight loss boosters helps you become the healthiest version of yourself. Please let me know if I can help in any way. I’m here for you.

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Do you have weight loss tips to add to this list? Please share your comments below!

31 thoughts on “18 Quick And Easy Tips To Lose Weight Fast”

    1. Thanks, Heather! This tip is one that really helps me too. Many times I think I’m hungry, then I drink a glass of water and realize I was just thirsty and needed to be re-hydrated.

  1. These are wonderful suggestions, and it just goes to show that when you live a healthy lifestyle, losing weight’s going to be easier for you. I’m sure a lot of people will find this post helpful.

    1. Thank you, Ayana! Thanks for “weighing in” on this! I love hearing what works best for different people. I know I always feel stronger and more energized after a long walk!

    1. Thanks, Kelly! I hear you on the sweets, but I’ve found that if I fill up on foods that are high in fiber and protein and drink plenty of water this really helps cut down on my cravings. 😉

  2. I’m a busy mom, and honestly, I don’t know some ways on how to lose weight faster. Thanks for these great tips!

  3. Love all your weight loss tips. You’ve got lots of really good ones. And I like how you mention that it isn’t necessarily about burning more calories. That’s something that I think is so important for people to get.

    1. Thanks so much, Erica!

      I focused on the calorie counting for so long until I realized it’s about so much more than this. I think it’s a common misconception a lot of people are starting to figure out. I’m glad you think it’s important too! Our bodies are such intricate, well-oiled machines.

    1. Hey Joanna, good for you!

      Oh, I hear you about the sweets girl…I have always had a sweet tooth but have had to cut back on sugar in recent years for health reasons. The thing that’s help cut the cravings the most for me is going low-carb or following a ketogenic eating plan. It’s like a miracle for eliminating my cravings for sweets. I still enjoy my daily dark chocolate though. 😉

  4. These are all really great ideas, Like you coming this Nov. I will have 4 six and under. Def. need to make sure to take the time to take care of myself too.

    1. I’m glad you think so – thank you.

      And how cool is it that you’ll have four under 6 also? Yes, I know it’s hard to do while caring for so many little ones…but it is so important to take care of yourself! I hope you’re feeling well and the pregnancy is going smoothly. 🙂

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