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Need to lose weight? Drop pounds quickly and easily with the diet tips in this Howcast video series about cutting fat and calories.
You Will Need
- Big breakfasts
- Moderate drinking habits
- Leisurely dining
- Comfortable shoes
Don’t diet in the morning
Don’t skimp on breakfast. In one study, participants who ate a 600-calorie breakfast rich in carbohydrates and protein lost more weight over eight months than those who had a much smaller, low-carb meal.
Spread out your drinking
Don't save up your boozing for the weekend: A study of 2,300 drinkers found that those who drank a large amount in one night had higher levels of abdominal fat than those who consumed a similar amount of alcohol but spread it out over several days.
Eat more slowly
Start savoring your meals. Because it takes around 20 minutes for a full stomach to actually feel full, gulping down food means you’ll usually accidentally eat more than you need.
Wear comfy shoes
Ladies, save the sexy stilettos for special occasions. People who wear comfortable shoes burn more calories per day because, duh, they walk more.
Drink your coffee black
A plain cup of coffee has no fat and only a few calories, but a small latte likely has around 10 grams of fat and a couple hundred calories.
Give up the sleeping pills
Wean yourself off sleep medications. Their contribution to weight gain is threefold: You sleep longer, meaning less activity; you may be sluggish during the day, leading to fewer calories burned; and you may eat in your sleep without even knowing it.