40 Best Weight Loss Tips of All Time

There are many weight loss fads out there that are simply a waste of your time and money. But, no single supplement or exercise can make you lose weight—and keep it off— on its own. Healthy weight loss is a combination of diet, exercise and lifestyle choices. That’s why we’ve gathered 40 of the best weight loss tips that are proven by science to help you on your weight loss journey.

Let’s get started:

1. Avoid eating late

When you eat late, you’re not giving your body enough time to burn off the calories, so it stores the calories as fat. Some studies show that in terms of weight loss, the effect of exercise is lessened in people who eat later rather than earlier.

2. Weight train

When you lift weights, you build more muscle and more muscle means your body will burn more calories to maintain those muscles than it would to maintain fat. So, the more muscles you build, the more calories and pure fat you’ll lose—even while you rest.

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3. Don’t skip meals

When you skip a meal, you’re not doing yourself any favors. A study using mice showed that those who skipped meals developed insulin resistance (pre-diabetes) and stored more fat. Part of the reason is that they tended to overeat when they did eat, resulting in large fluctuations in blood glucose.

4. Eat water-rich foods

Studies show eating water-rich foods such as watermelon, cucumbers and zucchini reduces your overall calorie consumption, leading to weight loss. This is because they don’t have many calories, yet leave you feeling full (more so than drinking liquids). Many water-rich foods also have a lot of fiber, which is good for weight loss.

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5. Start with low-calorie soup

The next time you have lunch or dinner, start with a low-calorie veggie soup. It’ll leave you feeling satisfied, without the calories (as it’s also water-rich). So, you’ll eat less of your high-density meal (about 20% less, according to research).

6. Grill meats

Grilling is healthier than many other cooking methods because it allows the excess fat from meat to drip away, saving you from unwanted calories. You also won’t need to use extra oil or salt on your grilled foods. Some great grilled options are shrimp, salmon and lean chicken.

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