Losing weight has been a constant struggle for a lot of people. Unhealthy food choices coupled with a sedentary lifestyle add to a person’s weight. Then there’s stress, which actually makes people eat more and reach for chocolate and other sugar-laden treats more often.

The good news is that you can lose weight fast by following these 4 simple tips:1

  1. Eat Breakfast

Experts continue to underscore the importance of a healthy breakfast. Skipping breakfast will only make you feel hungry the rest of the day. When your blood sugar is low, you will reach for sweets and crave carbs through the day. These are things your body does not really need. Instead, make time to sit down and eat a power breakfast; one that really fills you up with the good stuff. This will make you feel full longer and charge your mornings with energy.2

  1. Walk More

If you don’t have time to go to the gym because of your busy schedule, make an effort to walk more the rest of the day. If you have a car, park it a bit further so you can walk more steps to get to the office. You can also take the stairs instead of the elevator. During your break, you can stroll around the park or nearby mall instead of sitting and playing on your computer.

young teenager drinking water after exercise.

young teenager drinking water after exercise.

  1. Drink More Water

Water fills you up, detoxifies, and cleans up your system. It doesn’t matter if you drink it hot, cold, or warm. Water has no fat, sugar nor added calories. Compared to your favorite latte or frap, you can have as much water as you like in a day and there will be no adverse side effects. For a little twist, you can add slices of lemon or cucumber to your water. In addition, getting up to fill your tumbler or water bottle also allows you to stretch your legs and rest your eyes for a few minutes during your busy work day.4

  1. Bring a Packed Lunch

Fast food and restaurant options are not always the healthiest food around. Most of the time, people order burgers and fries or fried chicken because it’s fast and affordable. What they don’t realize is that these foods have so many calories and fat in them. Packing your own lunch will make you lose weight and it will also save you some money in the process. You can make sandwiches, pastas, or bring grilled meat over brown rice. These can be leftovers from the previous night which you can pack in containers and bring with you to work.

Losing weight is never easy. It requires conscious effort and choosing to make lifestyle changes for the long run. Fortunately, it can be done. Rally your family and friends to cheer you on your journey to fitness.