Losing weight quickly isn’t at all healthy for you.

However, because I know some of you want to know the best way to do so, I’m writing this post.

I understand that when you’re feeling stuck or depressed or just overall unhappy with your body, you want changes to happen immediately. There’s a desperation in your mind that you need to attend to.

You keep trying new ways to lose weight and you simply can’t. Facing something like this can feel unmotivating. You may even wonder why the hell you’re going through all of this trouble and hardship when nothing budges.

If you’re extremely set on losing weight quickly, then I’m going to tell you the secret. 


Are you ready for it?

You need to burn more calories than you consume. And that’s it! 

Ok, I know there are other variables to why you can’t lose weight. For that I’ve written this out: 15 Reasons You Aren’t Losing Weight. Go check it out and see if you can find the culprit.

However, when you see the big picture, the real way to lose weight is to burn off those extra calories. 

Do you need to re-adapt your metabolism to burn more calories after all those fad diets you went through? Probably.

Do you need to fix some hormonal issues that have messed up your system and don’t let you lose fat? Definitely.

Should you move past all that and find the most efficient way to burn off those calories? Heck yeah!

It all comes down to energy. If your body is misusing energy then it’s normal that you’re having a harder time to lose weight. But if you’re trying to see some changes quickly then let’s get to work. There’s no time for fixing what’s wrong with you.


  1. Get moving

The point here is simply to move more. If you’re used to being a couch potato, try doing other stuff that gets you moving. Wash your car. Do the laundry. Vacuum the house. Go walk your dog. Take the stairs whenever you can. Go shopping. Iron your clothes. Scrub the bathroom clean. 

Just get yourself doing something that makes you break a sweat. This is the first way you can burn more calories.


  1. Join group classes

If you hate taking the stairs, or scrubbing your bathroom clean, then you probably need some more motivation and incentive. For that, grab a buddy and join a group class.

Many gyms and studios have great group classes, like dancing, bodyattack, rope skipping, boxing, pilates, etc. These are awesome whether you have a workout buddy or not, because you don’t need a lot of motivation. All you need is to get yourself into the class. Why? Because the instructor will push you and make you do the work. Besides, how embarrassing is it when you go to a class and are the only one who isn’t doing anything? This is how you get guilt-tripped into working out. 

Even if you decide to fake the moves and move yourself to the back of the room, you’ll still burn off more calories than if you had stayed in the couch.


  1. Pick an active side gig

When I say an active side gig, I mean something that makes you move all the time. This can be waiting tables at a restaurant, walking dogs, selling hot dogs at the county fair, delivering packages on a bike, or even joining a marching band. 

Take your pick. As long as you’re burning calories you’re doing a great job.

Plus, you’re making extra money, which seems like a pretty sweet deal to me. 


  1. Go for a walk, every day

Commit to going on a walk every single day. You can commit to 10 minutes a day or 60 minutes a day, what matters is that you consistently get out of the house and go for a leisure walk.

Even if you hate doing cardio, try to incorporate these small strolls every day, maybe on your lunch break or before work. This will make you see massive improvement in your body in as little as 2 weeks. It’s an easy way to get cardio into your routine, and you’ll even reap other benefits like having more energy, feeling refreshed, more focused, etc.


  1. Drink loads of water

I once saw a post that went like this:

“If you drink a gallon of water per day, you won’t have time for other people’s drama because you’ll be too busy peeing.

Stay hydrated my friends.”

Jokes aside, drinking a bunch of water every day makes you have no time to snack, or to think about hunger. 

You should drink water every hour on the hour, before and after meals, and everytime you are craving something sweet. It’s simply a way to suppress your appetite. 


  1. Have fun.

Try to have fun, most of the time. Why? Because you can eat enormous amounts of food when you’re bored. I can speak from my own experience when I say that eating out of boredom is one of the easiest ways to sabotage your weight loss. 

It’s when you are mindlessly snacking on chips while watching tv, or eating fruit and nut mix while working on the computer. It’s so bad for you!

Try to do fun activities in order to get distracted from food. Play a board game, watch a movie (with no snacks), do some shopping, get into DIY’s and crafts, play with your dog (or cat), etc. Just have fun!


  1. Eat high-volume foods

We all know a bowl of salad has way less calories than a bowl of chips, right? I hope you do.

Swap out all the foods that are high in calories for foods that are high in volume. Anyone can lose weight eating McDonalds, however, is it easy? No. Because the quantity of food you would be allowed to have is so little you would starve yourself. 

If you focused on having big salad bowls and healthy low calorie foods, you could eat so much more and still lose weight. 


  1. Focus on protein and healthy fats

This tip goes hand-in-hand with the last one. To make you feel full for longer, focus on protein and healthy fats. These are know to make you feel satiated faster and for much longer periods of time because they don’t spike your insulin levels like carbs do.

When you eat too many carbs, your body gets used to having sugar spikes, and when it runs out of sugar it craves more. It’s not necessarily your body that tells you that you are hungry, it’s your blood sugar levels that should be normalized so you naturally desire more sugary foods, and this means carbs. 

This also why many low carb diets work. When you go off carbs, and focus on protein and fats, your body starts to burn fat for fuel instead of sugar, therefore making you lose weight faster. 

However, studies haven’t reached concisive conclusions whether this is safe of not. I personally advocate that a healthy diet can achieve mostly anything so long as you’re being active and focusing on wholesome foods.


Last Thoughts

I know that losing weight can be extremely hard. I hope this small guide can help you start losing weight fast. Even if doing this isn’t sustainable in the long run. (You need a life, right !? ) 


If you want to check out other weight loss posts that may help you out, here are a few:

1200 Calorie Meal Plan to Lose Weight

12 Lunch Recipes Under 400 Calories

12 Weeknight Dinners Under 500 Calories

15 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

5 Tips To Lose The Extra Weight After Christmas

How To Not Gain Weight During Winter