25 Ways To Lose 10 Pounds

Rucuss staffJanuary 25, 2015

Losing weight is not an easy task.

You have to put in work in order to achieve your ideal weight. Cardio and a watching what you eat is a must.

But what works for one person may not work for another. You have to find what works for you. If you have trouble maybe these tips can help. MSN has compiled a list of 25 Ways To Lose 10 Pounds. Check out the list below.

Water yourself

Research shows that dieters who guzzle plenty of H2O lose more weight than those who don’t.

 

 

 

Halve at it

Divide your normal portion by two and save the rest for later. You’re likely to feel full on less food than you think.

 

 

 

Go meatless

In general, vegetarians have lower body weights than their meat-eating peers. Follow their lead–at least until you drop a few pounds.

 

 

 

Go vegan

Vegetarianism not helping you lose? Take it to the next level by swearing off eggs and dairy, too. Cheese can be a diet killer.

 

 

 

 

 

Get fresh

Eliminate packaged foods and eat only fresh ingredients you’ve prepared. No bags, boxes, cans, or cartons allowed.

 

 

 

 

 

Diet 2 days a week

If you can’t stick to a program all the time, try slashing your calories to 650 a day just two days a week and eating normally the other days. One study suggests this offers protection from breast cancer as well as assistance with weight loss.

 

 

 

 

 

Not so sweet

Everyone knows sugar isn’t healthy, but when you start reading labels, you find it in unexpected places, like pasta sauce and frozen entrées. Cutting the sugar out of your diet will mean healthier meals overall.

 

 

 

Cut the flour

The short-term elimination of floury foods like white bread and pastries can efficiently kick-start your weight loss plan.

 

 

 

Be a virgin

Alcoholic beverages are some of the emptiest calories out there. Replace them with water, and the weight comes off.

 

 

 

Walk 2 minutes out of every 30

Short walking breaks add up to weight loss. Plain and simple.

 

 

 

Fidget more

Studies show that fidgety types burn significantly more calories than their stationary peers. So go ahead: Tap that foot, drum those fingers, and totally shake those knee

 

 

 

Sleep it off

Research shows that those who don’t get enough shut-eye eat more and reach for more fattening grub than people who get plenty of rest.

 

 

 

Get it on

Thirty minutes of sex burns at least 60 calories for a 150-pound woman. Keep things fresh with new sex positions.

 

 

 

Eat at home

Meals eaten away from home have 134 more calories, on average.

 

 

 

Start a blog

The weight loss blog is practically a literary genre. Start one, and you aren’t just losing for yourself. Your public needs you. (Dieters who keep food journals lose the most weight.)

 

 

 

Tweet your weight

Some call it the #humiliation diet, but many credit the accountability for their weight loss success.

 

 

 

Find a buddy

You know you’re more likely to show up at the gym if someone is waiting there for you.

 

 

 

Lose to win

Bring a taste of The Biggest Loser to your own gym, work, family, or circle of friends for extra motivation. (Setting larger goals leads to more weight loss.)

 

 

 

Veg out

Fill two-thirds of your plate with vegetables, which are less calorie dense and more nutritious than any other type of food.

 

 

 

Go nuts

A recent study found that dieters who snacked on shelled pistachios shed more pounds than those who ate other snacks, even though they contained the same amount of calories. (Turns out that nut eaters are less likely to be obese and have metabolic syndrome disease.)

 

 

 

Try a grapefruit diet

Eating one grapefruit daily helped 58% of subjects to lose weight, according to research.

 

 

 

Pay cash

Shoppers who pay with plastic are more vulnerable to impulse buys, which tend to be the fattening snacks you know you shouldn’t have anyway.

 

 

 

Don’t be smelly

Scented cosmetics make us crave the foods they remind us of, which ultimately makes us eat more, according to recent reports. (Don’t miss:

 

 

 

Remind yourself to eat better

One study found that people chose better-for-them foods when they were prompted to “consider the healthiness” before digging in.

 

 

 

Learn to knit

Doing something–anything–with your hands can distract you from your cravings.

 

 

 

Photos via MSN.com

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