In essence losing weight is not a complicated issue. Biologically speaking it really is just a simple calculation of calories you eat versus the calories that you burn. If you burn more calories than you eat, you will lose weight. Of course what is often simple on paper is a bit more complex in reality.
The number of calories that people burn on a daily basis is constantly influx. It is impacted by a large number of factors including your stress level, the types of food you eat, the amount of sleep you get, your daily exercise level, and a variety of other factors. As complex as this topic actually is, there are some very simple and quick weight loss tips you can implement immediately to begin losing weight right away.
The first of these quick weight loss tips is probably the most simple to implement because it is something you should already be doing: Drink more water!
The reality is that almost everyone drinks less water than they really need to. Chances are that as you are reading this, your body is slightly dehydrated and that is one of the main reasons people struggle with weight loss. Dehydration does two very negative things to the body. First, it will make you retain water. This is what causes people to look bloated and puffy. Water retention can account for 5 - 10 pounds of extra weight. The second thing that being dehydrated does is make your metabolism slow down dramatically. The slower your metabolism is, the less calories you will burn. This in turn causes all of those excess calories to be stored as fat.
By simply drinking four eight ounce cups of water each day you will keep yourself well hydrated and lose all that excess water weight.
The second of my favorite quick weight loss tips has to do with the food that you are eating. First of all you need to cut out complex carbohydrates from your diet. These are things like white bread, pasta, and white rice. This is food that gets digested extremely quickly causing your blood sugar level to spike and depositing a ton of calories to be stored on your body as fat.
Lean meats, fruits, and vegetables are your best friends if you are trying to lose weight quickly. To supercharge these efforts, here is one little trick that many people have never heard about.
When you go to sleep and all of the food in your body gets digested, your metabolism will slow down. When you wake up and get moving again your metabolism will slowly boot back up throughout the day. By drinking a small amount of casein protein before you go to sleep, which is a very slow digesting protein, you will keep your metabolism running at a higher level both day and night. Where can you get this casein protein? Just drink a small glass of milk!
This increased boost in your metabolism makes losing weight far more easy because your body stays perpetually in a fat burning mode.