12 Unconventional Ways to Lose Weight Fast

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There are some people who say that weight loss is easy. However, for most people weight loss can be a difficult process that requires time and effort. In order to successfully lose weight it is important to consider weight loss tactics that offer slow and steady results.

Weight loss does not just come down to counting calories and hitting the gym. There are many psychological and physiological factors that come into play as well. The good news is that there are several unconventional ways to help you lose weight without feeling awful and getting stuck in a rut.

Use a Standing Desk

When most people think of losing weight or burning calories they think of full blown exercise. However, simply standing up instead of sitting can help you burn 50 more calories per hour. Use a standing desk in your home adds an additional 3 or 4 hours of standing. This means that you will burn up to 200 more calories each day.

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Drink Black Coffee

One of the best things about black coffee is that it has almost no calories as long as you do not add sugar. Coffee can be a good substitute for other high calorie drinks. Additionally, black coffee will suppress the appetite and the caffeine intake can make you restless, which will cause you to move around more. This spontaneous activity can help you burn around 100 extra calories a day.

Cook The Majority of Your Meals

When getting food from a restaurant you are never sure of exactly what you are getting. One thing is for certain, when eating fast food you are getting a lot of fat and calories. When you cook your own meals you are in control of what goes into your food. Just add a lot of vegetables and lean meats into your meals and add some healthy fats such as olive oil. In addition, moving around in your kitchen helps burn more calories.

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Eat More Protein

When it comes to diet, it is important to make sure that you are consuming enough protein. Protein is the key to building muscle tissues and you need to eat enough of it to allow your body to keep the muscle that you already have as you start to diet and burn more calories.

Get Plenty of Sleep

There are two main reasons that you should consider going to bed earlier. First, when you go to bed early you are not going to be eating more snacks late at night. In addition, going to bed at an earlier time will ensure that you get plenty of rest. Getting enough sleep can help the body function properly and this leads to better weight loss when compared to losing sleep consistently.

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Dance Each Night

Music significantly influences the human psyche. It can also help us relax. Dancing to some music each night can help you relax and will reduce stress. Reducing stress means you will be less likely to emotionally eat. Not only does dancing help you burn calories, it also is a lot of fun.


Regular meditation is one of the best ways to get your anxiety and stress under control. If you do not want to dance, meditation is a good alternative. However, you will not get the benefit of burning calories. Around ten minutes of meditation each day can help you stay motivated and on track with your healthier dietary habits.

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Go to The Gym Less

This may sound strange, but one recent study found that short and quick exercises burn the same number of calories as a long run at the same pace. However, the catch to this tip is that a shorter workout means that you need to increase the intensity of your workouts. It may be necessary to use a dietary supplement in order to give you the energy needed to get through a gruelling workout.

Drink Water Before Meals

It is important to drink water throughout the day. However, what many people do not realize is that by drinking water before a meal, you will eat less.

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Do Not Watch Television or Play on Your Phone When You Eat

There have been several studies that show the correlation of being distracted while eating and weight gain. It is quite easy to eat a lot when you are involved in a television show or scrolling through your phone. Eating without distraction allows you to focus on what you are doing and you will likely eat nearly 70 percent less than you would if you were watching television or otherwise distracted.

Fill your Pantry And Fridge With Low Calorie Snacks

If you do not have high calorie snacks in your home you cannot randomly eat them. This can do wonders for helping you lose weight. If you fill your home with only healthy snacks, you will eat healthy snacks because that is all that is available.

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Choose Hard Liquor

This is perhaps the most fun tip. If you are on a diet, drink hard liquor instead of beer or cocktails. Strong alcoholic drinks such as tequila, whiskey, rakia, or vodka are going to provide you with a buzz much quicker, which means that you will consume less liquid. Tequila is a good choice because it contains ingredients that have been shown to help weight loss.


Each of these 12 tips do not take much effort, but can be extremely effective in improving your chances of losing weight. They can help you stay in a calorie deficit without much thought. None of these tips will feel like you are doing extra work.

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If you commit to these simple lifestyle changes, chances are you will have an easier time getting rid of any extra pounds.