The following article is for those people, men and women, who feel like they’ve got a few pounds on more than they should. It is for those people who feel 10 pounds or less away from being in the best shape of their life. If you feel like you just need to lose a bit of weight, then you don’t need to go through an excruciating exercise routine and go on strict diets to lose the pounds, all you need to do is follow these ten tips and the pounds will melt off like magic! Combine these with some tricks to look skinnier and you’re good to go!

10. Take the Stairs


This is a simple trick that will help you lose just a bit of weight and also tone your legs and butt. Why take the escalator, because it’s more comfortable? Comfort is for babies! Move if you want to tone up and lose weight! Another great way of moving more is to try walking more – don’t take the bus, walk to work if possible.

9. Workout While You Work


Who said you can’t work out while you’re at work?! There are many ways of toning up and losing weight while working on your computer. For example, you could get a balancing ball and use it to sit on it instead of a chair. You will not only improve your balance, but also keep your body alert, which consumes more calories.

8. Don’t Eat After 7PM


If you want to lose a bit of weight, be prepared to make a compromise. We’re not saying that you should starve yourself, or even be on a diet, this trick alone could help you lose 5 pounds in one month without doing anything else. Don’t eat after 7PM and you will notice the results. Make sure you eat a healthy and nutritious breakfast after 12 hour fast.

7. Eat Half of Your Normal Portions


This simple tip will do the trick in no time! If you stick to consuming half of what you normally would, you will lose the excess pounds and feel lighters. It has been proven that a full stomach causes people to be more sluggish, that’s why most people get sleepy after lunch. Don’t eat until you’re full, leave a little room and you’ll not only lose weight, but you’ll also feel great.

6. Have Small Snacks in between Meals


Some say that snacking in between meals isn’t good for you, but we’re going to listen to all those studies that say that it is actually good to snack in between meals. This way you will avoid feeling hungry – once hunger sets in, you will have a hard time controlling the amount of food you ingest. Snacking on a handful of almonds two hours after lunch will prevent you from binge eating once when you get home from the office.

5. Stay Away from Processed Food


This has become common knowledge – stay away from processed foods, they will only make you sick and fat. If you’re trying to lose a bit of weight, cut them out completely, if not, you may have a chip or two but know that even in moderation, these foods will harm your body.

4. Take Advantage of the Weather


Notice how we didn’t say good weather? It’s because any weather can be taken advantage of: if it’s nice and warm outside, then you can go on a hike, pay tennis or do whatever physical activity you enjoy. Did you know that walking through the snow is an awesome exercise? Go on, put on your boots and go out and have a snowball fight like you did when you were a kid.

3. Eliminate One Thing from Your Diet…


… that you know is causing you to gain weight or preventing you from losing it quickly. Each and every one of us knows what is making us put on weight, what is harming our bodies. Identify that thing and cut it out completely. For example, if you know that you simply can’t refrain from eating too many cookies, then eliminate them from your diet.

2. Take the Apple Test


This apple test was featured on Doctor Oz’s show and it goes like this: when you feel hunger ask yourself if an apple would calm your hunger down. If the answer is yes, then it means you’re hungry and you should eat food but if the answer is no, then it means that what you’re experiencing is nothing more than cravings. How many times have we found ourselves in the position of saying: I’m hungry, I want chips when in fact we’re not really hungry, we’re merely craving the salty chips?

1. Avoid Bread


If you want to lose weight fast, you should avoid bread or cut it out of your diet completely! And by bread we mean anything that is made with wheat flour. Yes, that includes bagels, cookies, pretzels and biscuits!

Do you feel like you need to lose a bit of weight? Are you going to give any of our tips a try? Do you have any advice that we or our readers could use? Then why don’t you leave us a comment in the section below?