10 Simple ways to lose weight in 2 weeks
Easy Methods To Weight Loss - No Exercise
Most people are all looking for quick and simple ways to lose weight, fast. The problem is that stress at work, eating junk food and poor sleep can prevent us from achieving our dream body.
What we need to remember is that weight loss isn’t always about doing exhausting workouts. For some of us, we need to start with simple, ‘doable’ methods to help us get rid of excess belly fat.
#1 - Drink More Water
We certainly can’t live without it – drinking enough water speeds up the fat burning process. A study by scientists from the Humboldt University showed that participants who drank two large glasses of water saw a 30 percent increase in metabolic rate.
#2 - Avoid Sugary Drinks (soda or some fruit juice)
This is the simplest way to start (although it can be challenging for those with a sweet tooth). But like many other good habits, it can be done with a little bit of determination (and resistance). If you’re determined to lose weight, this sugary addiction must stop. It has been proven that drinking sugary beverages contributes to being overweight and obese.
#3 - Drink Green Tea
According to some findings, drinking green tea may help because it’s loaded with antioxidants called catechins which enhances its fat burning capabilities.
#4 - Put away (or hide) unhealthy foods
This simple tip is all about ‘out of sight, out of mind’ According to a study by scientists at Ohio State University, you will tend to crave unhealthy snacks more when they’re within your reach. Why not have a healthy bowl of fruits on the counter top instead?
#5 - Laugh Everyday
Yes, it’s funny – but laughter uses about the same amount of energy as walking since it involves different muscles, especially abdominal ones. Research data showed that 10 to 15 minutes of laughter a day can burn 10 to 40 calories. Perhaps this saying is true.. “laughter is the best medicine”.
#5 - Eat Less But Don't Starve
By eating less (we can eat often) – this is to tell our body that there is enough food coming into the body and there is no need to conserve energy/fats.
Conversely, by skipping meals, we send the opposite signal to our brain – which then tells the body to save and conserve fats (just in case there won’t be enough food coming into the body).
Research done at the University of Toronto found that eating little and often reduces cholesterol and insulin levels (which is important in controlling the sugar level in the blood).
#6 - Brush Your Teeth
Why not kill two birds with one stone – brushing your teeth not only keeps your pearly whites healthy but it can also help with weight loss. Strange? Well, not really – because a study of 15000 people who took part in a research showed that there’s a link between brushing your teeth and losing weight. Toothpaste removes leftover food from your mouth and it stops communicating with our receptors – and our brain receives a signal that says lunch is over!
#7 - Stop Calorie Counting
Instead, pay more attention to the quality of the product you eat. For example, a high calorie burger can be harmful, but high calorie nuts are useful. The lesser-processed the food is, the better.
#8 - Have Cheat Meals
Once a week, break your diet deliberately with cheat meals. This is rather popular practice among amateur and professional athletes. Allow yourself to eat everything you want – the secret behind this lies in tricking your mind. When you know you’re going to have your reward anyway, it’s much easier to refuse bad food to satisfy your spontaneous desires.
#9 - No Bright Blue Light
Want to increase metabolism? Then remove the blue light from your phone or gadgets at bedtime. A study conducted by scientists at Kyushu University showed that bright light confuses our brain, which then stops producing melatonin.
Our metabolism is tightly connected to our sleeping patterns and the amount and quality of our sleep.
#10 - Sleep, Rest Is Best
Nothing beats a good night’s rest – to allow our body to repair, recover and regenerate. Although not everybody can (or need) 8 hours of sleep, try to avoid getting less than 5 hours of good sleep. Those who slept less than five hours were more prone to weight gain and obesity.
It’s also important to remember that every-body is different. We all have different DNA and each of us respond differently to different foods, and different weight loss methods.
The best way to having good fitness and health is to combine good eating habits, healthy foods, exercise regularly and keeping good healthy habits (such as reducing stress, reduce alcohol intake, smoking and taking time to enjoy life).