There are two key ways to lose weight, exercise and proper nutrition. However, ramping up exercise and paring down on calories is a hard task to accomplish. Staying on track and avoiding temptation is hard when you’re trying to lose weight, it takes a lot of determination and motivation. But there are some easy, simple, and zero effort ways to enhance your weight loss. By making slight changes to your daily habits you can shed those pounds you want to lose.

1. Eat Breakfast-
Eating breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It helps jumpstart your metabolism and burn more calories. People who eat breakfast everyday are more successful at losing weight and keeping it off. Plus some breakfast foods are vital at stimulating weight loss because they are full of fiber, protein and complex carbohydrates.

2. Take a Multivitamin-
When you par down your calorie intake or go on a diet you run the risk of running low on certain vitamins and minerals. Vitamin and mineral deficiency revs up ones appetite to signal to the body it needs nutrients. However this also encourages you to eat more to replenish the missing nutrients, to bolster your nutrient levels take a multivitamin daily. This staves off appetite, keeps your nutrient levels healthy and helps you lose more weight. Although its best to get your vitamins and minerals through your food, if your calorie restrictions or diet doesn’t provide you with enough leeway, a multivitamin will do the trick and keep you from feeling hungry.

3. Start With a Soup or Salad-
Start your meals with a bowl of soup or side salad. Both of which are full of water and fiber to help you feel fuller, quicker. This curbs your hunger, prevents overeating and controls your portions. It also helps to prevent over indulgence of higher calorie foods later on.

4. Cut Out Soda-
Soda is one of the leading beverages in the 21st century. Unfortunately, most people prefer soda to water due to its sweet taste. However what most people don’t realize is that soda is full of empty calories and with the amount of soda that people intake daily they are going way over their calorie budget. Just a few glasses of soda a day can put you over 1000 calories, and they all go straight to your waist since there is no nutritional value. Switch out your high calorie beverages for water, tea, or low calorie alternatives.

5. Precut Vegetables-
In today’s fast paced world it’s hard for many to make a home cooked meal, pack your own lunch or prepare fresh snacks to eat throughout the day. And with cheap, savory and fast alternatives available all around us it’s hard for many to make the right foods choices. Buying precut veggies takes the hard choices for you and saves you time. If you don’t have extra time to buy whole vegetables and cut and store them yourself then precut vegetables are a godsend. And having these prepackaged vegetables ready at your fingertips makes it easier to choose a healthy snack.

6. Drink Water-
Drinking water regularly helps to curb your appetite, hydrates the body and helps shed extra pounds. Additionally drinking two cups of water before a meal fills up your stomach so you won’t eat as much at mealtime. Water keeps your stomach full so you don’t over indulge.

7. Get on the Scale-
Most people don’t want to get on the scale because their afraid of the number that might show up. However keeping a scale around, especially when your trying to lose weight is vital to maintaining your weight loss. Weighing yourself regularly helps you keep track of your weight. If the number goes up, you know you need to make some changes. But when you see the number go done you know you are on the right track. People who weigh themselves regularly are more likely to be at a healthy weight.

Author's Bio: 

Sarah Labdar graduated with a BA in exercise science and has worked in the medical field since. Her focus is alternative medicine and how it interacts and works in conjunction with traditional medicine.
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