Some easy tips on how can you lose weight quickly without going on some fad diet or weight loss programme which may screw up your metabolism, your health - or both.
Wintertime and overeating while being super lazy on the couch go hand in hand but when the warmer months start rolling in everyone wants a weight-loss quick fix.
If you're one of the few who has the willpower to keep heading to the gym in the cold and dark mornings of winter then you won’t struggle with this problem so much, but the rest of us probably want to lose that extra weight we picked up over the past few months.
The obvious steps to take are to start eating healthier and join a gym (oh, and you actually have to go to the gym too) and that's a great idea, but if you need easing into things or are just a bit lazy (don't feel bad, that’s most of us) there are some quick and easy weight-loss hacks you can try.
While we don't recommend you totally give up on exercising and eating right, these little tricks will help you burn extra kilojoules without harming your health - and with barely any effort!
Some Quick Kilojoule Burning Facts
It’s always a good idea to work out exactly how many kilojoules (kJ) you need to maintain your weight – just to make sure that you are not potentially sabotaging any of the good work you can do to increase your metabolism and shift those unwanted kilos. The easiest way is to use an online calculator to work out your daily requirements based upon your height, age, gender and activity level.
One kilogram of body fat contains the equivalent of 37,000 kJ. To lose one kg of body fat in a month, you would need to either eat less or burn more kilojoules at the rate of about 1250 kJ a day.
When your goal is to lose weight, increasing your activity rate and/or reducing your intake by around 2100 kJ each day will help you slowly but surely achieve a sustainable healthy weight.