By M. W. Byrne

19 Tricks to Help You Lose Weight Fast

These 19 tips and tactics for fast (and hopefully lasting) weight loss come in.

Health Advisory: Before you do anything to your body, talk to your doctor. Not every strategy is good for every person, and you can easily put your health in jeopardy by crash dieting, sudden bursts in activity, or alterations to your nutrition. Losing weight is only good if done safely.

Sleep More

Diet and exercise are always the focus of weight loss, but sleep is just as important. You eat more when tired and won’t burn calories as effectively when you exercise. Aim for 8 hours a night and stick to it before you do anything else.



Stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental ailments cause comfort eating and make your whole system less effective. Start setting aside time to unwind so that you’re in good mental shape for other rigors.


Drink Black or Green Tea

Oolong and green tea have both been tied to increased weight loss with some studies suggesting that by incorporating one of these teas into your daily diet could remove a pound a week, even if you change nothing else.


Switch to Water

Wetter truly is better. Water helps you feel full, reducing the amount you want to eat and it helps your body metabolize and flush waste.


Cool Down

Some ad hoc studies have revealed that by packing ice around fatty cells, or by spending time in cold temperatures, we can force our frame to shed pounds without extra energy on our part.



A simple exercise that most people can do, burpees work a ton of muscle groups, and raise your heart rate rapidly. Both of those are key to weight loss. Best of all, no need for gym equipment.