5. Stand up more

A recent study found that standing and sitting more frequently can lead to relatively fast, and low effort weight loss.

6. Switch to water

It may seem a bit contradictory, but one of the best ways to lose water weight is to actually drink more water.

That’s because if you’re constantly dehydrated, your body tends to retain more water in an attempt to prevent its water levels getting too low.

Water also boosts your metabolism, cleanses your body of waste and acts as an appetite suppressant, experts say.

Guidelines suggest about two litres per day, but it can vary from person to person, so simply drink when you’re thirsty and stop when you feel well hydrated.

You can usually use your urine colour as an indicator of hydration – if it’s light yellow or fairly clear then you’re well hydrated.

When it’s dark yellow or amber then you need to be drinking more water.

7. Eat more fibre

Munching on more whole grains is another key food to pick if you want to speed up weight loss.

Thanks to their high-level of fibre, they will make your digestive system healthier and more regulated.

Whole grains also have the added benefit of stopping fat from being stored around the stomach, by lowering the insulin and cortisol (the stress hormone) within your body.

On top of this, they’re a great low-fat source of slow-release energy, which keeps you going throughout the day.

8. Microwave your rice and pasta

The microwave might be the source of the weirdest weight-loss trick of all: pasta and rice that’s been cooked normally, then allowed to cool, then reheated contain fewer calories, meaning you’ll gain less weight eating it.


It’s because as these foods cool, their digestible starch converts to resistant starch – which your body can’t use.

And if you consider merely using the microwave to be an unachievable effort… well, you’re beyond help.

9. Eat mindfully

You’re more likely to wolf down more food and feel less satisfied by it if you eat while distracted by the telly or your phone.

A 2016 study found you eat less when you take time to focus on the pleasure of what you’re eating – its smell, crunch, texture and taste.

10. Record what you eat

Tracking the food your eating is key when it comes to blitzing body fat.

A 2019 study even revealed that people who tracked their food daily using a fitness app lost the most weight compared to those who used the app less diligently.

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