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79 Ways to Lose Weight Fast


Walking really is great way to get activity into your life and break yourself in to an exercise program – while your ultimate goal might be to run a marathon, walking is your first step to that goal. The same applies to your diet and your break yourself in’ to a healthier lifestyle if you take small steps and make small changes. These small changes will become healthy habits that will be much easy to maintain than a major upheaval of your life. Bad steps add up to huge changes!

  1. Walk as much as possible
  2. Put your treadmill in front of the TV and watch your favorite shows whilst walking!
  3. Use skimmed milk instead of whole milk.
  4. Do sit-ups in front of the t v.
  5. Drink a glass of water before meal.
  6. Choose leaner cut s of red meat & poultry.
  7. Eat only half your dessert –save the rest for tomorrow night (well, ok that might be too ambitious)
  8. Take a family stroll after dinner.
  9. Avoid food portion larger than your first.
  10. Choose olive margarine instead of butter.
  11. Increase the fiber in your diet.
  12. Aim for at least five servings of fruit and vegetables every day.
  13. Get a dog and walk it.
  14. Join an exercise group.
  15. Change to diet fizzy drinks.
  16. Replace Sunday drive with Sunday walk.
  17. Don’t eat late at night.
  18. Skip second helpings.
  19. Work around the house.
  20. Skip buffets and all-you-can-eat offers.
  21. Grill, steam or bake instead of frying.
  22. Walk on your roof top if you have one.
  23. Ask your doctor about taking multi-vitamins.
  24. Go for a half hour walk instead of watching TV.
  25. Use vegetable oils over solid fats.
  26. More carrots, less cake!
  27. Situp straight at work.
  28. Don’t skip meals.
  29. Swim! it is great all round work out.
  30. Choose an activity that fits into your every day life.
  31. Ask a friend to exercise with you.
  32. Use an exercise video if the weather is bad.
  33. Switch from white bread to whole-grain.
  34. Keep to a regular eating routine.
  35. If you find it difficult to exercise after work, exercise before work.
  36. Take a walk or do desk exercise instead of a coffee break.
  37. Take small trips on foot to get your body moving.
  38. Play active games with your kids for 30 minutes a day.
  39. Dance!!
  40. Keep a pair of comfortable walking or running shoes in your car and office.
  41. Make a Saturday morning walk a group habit.
  42. Walk briskly around the shopping center.
  43. Choose activities you enjoy and you’ll be more likely to stick with them.
  44. Stretch before bed to give you more energy when you wake.
  45. Take the long way to the water cooler.
  46. Explore new physical activities.
  47. Vary your activities, for interest and broaden the range of benefits.
  48. Think of you as a healthy person and healthy habits will become second nature.
  49. Choose fruit  or yogurt for dessert.
  50. Consume alcohol in moderation, if at all.
  51. Take stairs instead of the escalator.
  52. Conduct your inventory of your eating and activity patterns.
  53. Share a main course with a friend.
  54. Eat before grocery shopping.
  55. Make a grocery list before you shop.
  56. Buy 100% fruit juices instead of fizzy or sugary drinks.
  57. Swim with your kids.
  58. Flavour foods with herbs, spices and other low-fat seasonings.
  59. Remove skin from poultry before cooking to lower fat content.
  60. Eat before you get too hungry.
  61. Don’t skip breakfast.
  62. Stop eating when you are full.
  63. Snack on fruit and vegetables, not crisps and chocolate.
  64. Top your favorite cereal with apples or bananas.
  65. Try brown rice or whole wheat pasta.
  66. Include several servings of whole grain food daily.
  67. When eating out, choose a small or medium portion.
  68. If main dishes are too big, choose an appetizer or a side dish instead.
  69. Ask for salad dressing “on the side”.
  70. Avoid junk food. Make it a once a week treat only.
  71. Try a green salad  instead of fries.
  72. Bake or grill fish.
  73. Eat sweet foods in small amounts, if at all.
  74. Drink lots of water.
  75. Cut back on added fats or oils in cooking or spreads.
  76. Stay active on holiday-walk the beach instead of sunbathing.
  77. Walk to a co-worker’s desk instead of emailing or calling them.
  78. Carry your grocery instead of pushing a trolley.
  79. Don’t forget to reward your efforts!!!!!!!!!