Easy Ways to Start Losing Weight

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Mar 15, 2012

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Quick Bites

  • Burn more calories than the amount that you consume.
  • Eat nutritious foods and avoid all sorts of junk foods.
  • Take the stairs more often and avoid elevators.
  • Sleep well and drink enough water to hydrate your body.

There are many ways in which one can lose weight, but the main issue is to burn more calories than the amount that you consume. Hit the right note for weight loss.


easy ways to start weight lossThe primary principle of shedding extra weight is burning more calories than consumed. The common ways of losing weight is dietary changes or rigorous physical training. Adapting to dietary changes, however, is not as difficult as physical changes. Read to know how you can change your eating habits and other easy ways to start losing weight:


Change your Eating Habits

Lowering the amount of calorie you consume gradually shows positive effects on your weight. Unhealthy, fatty or sugary food that you consume daily should be replaced with healthier and low calorie substitutes. Incorporating food rich in omega-3 fatty acids in your routine dietary regimen will give you healthy fats that would not add flab to your body. Omega-3 acids improve metabolism, which further assists in losing weight. Instead of selecting a strict diet plan or routine, which you may not be able to follow, it is better to stick to a certain diet plan that is easy to adhere to. For example, coffee or tea can be replaced with green coffee or green tea.

People usually make mistake of having three large meals in a day. You can keep a tab on your hunger by consuming frequently. The frequently consumed food list should include healthy snacks, sugar free items, juices, fruits, yogurt and salad. Breakfast within half hour of waking up is a good start for the day. Intervals between eating should not be more than four hours. Every meal must have sufficient quantity of proteins, healthy fat, carbohydrates and fibre. Reducing the portion of your serving or filling your stomach with water 20 minutes prior to meal will prevent you from overeating.



Another easy method to shed extra kilos is swimming. An aerobic exercise, it burns calories rather quickly than other exercises such as walking. Unlike gyming, it is safer for people, who have joint problems. An hour of swimming uses 763 calories for someone, who weighs 240 lb, 637 calories for a person weighing 200 lb. and 511 calories for a person of 160 lb. Swimming also offers other health benefits; routine swimming regimen reduces the chances of stroke, heart attack, cancer, metabolic syndrome etc.


Take the Stairs

Avoid using lifts and start using stairs. In a few months, you will witness substantial drop in excess weight. Climbing stairs may strain your knee and leg therefore, people with ligament tears or knee problems should avoid it.



A fantastic form of exercise, dancing is enjoyable at the same time. It raises the heart rate through frequent movements resulting in increased sweating. Dance is an effective body-toning exercise that tightens the major muscle groups of the body. It burns as many calories as walking, swimming, gyming or riding a bicycle. A half-hour dancing can burn around 80-100 calories therefore, it is among the quick ways to lose weight.


A quality life can be led only if you get rid of all the excesses that are making the rounds of your life. Get rid of your weight in with a systematic approach, start losing weight now!


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  • pooja17 Aug 2012

    my age is 24 before marriage my weight is 54 and after marriage my weight has incre to 60 how to reduce my weight..n my b line also

  • reena22 Jun 2012

    my age is 25 before 4 months was 64 and now its 73.i m going gym so how to reduce mt weight,ilike eat rice and potatos

  • madhuri13 Jun 2012

    my age is 22 before marriage my weight is 54 and after marriage my weight has incre to 60 how to reduce my weight..............

  • madhuri13 Jun 2012

    my age is 22 before marriage my weight is 54 and after marriage my weight has incre to 60 how to reduce my weight..............

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