10 No-Sweat Ways to Lose Weight

Slim down the no-hassle way.

oven baked cheesy artichoke dip

Bodacious bodies, flat bellies, and slimmer thighs start in the kitchen. While regular exercise is an important part of staying healthy and maintaining your ideal weight, the right food choices offer simple ways to shed pounds without so much as a squat. Try these simple, sweat-free ways to lose weight.

1. Power up with a protein & fiber breakfast.

Bagel with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Provolone Recipe
These nutrients nourish the body and fill your stomach so you’re less likely to reach for unhealthy mid-morning snack foods. Love your body with an Avocado & Egg Protein Wrap or a Bagel with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Provolone.

2. Swap out your favorite coffee drink.

Frothy Matcha Latte
Store-bought syrups and creamers can pad your waist, hips, and thighs with an extra bit of jiggle. One of the simplest ways to lose weight is to reach for healthier alternatives instead like Clean-Eating Coffee Creamer or a Frothy Matcha Latte.

3. Size down your usual coffee takeout order.

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Hitting the takeout coffee line a couple times a week? Save calories and fat by ordering a small size instead of a medium or large. It’s a simple switch that will indulge your taste buds without overdoing it.

4. Purge your snack weakness.

Quinoa Protein Bars
Whether you have a soft spot for salty chips or sugary cookies, those cravings can easily wreck any healthy eating plan. Evict that snack choice from your pantry and replace it with 29 Superfood Snacks Under 150 Calories or 21 Clean-Eating, Pre-Portioned Snacks.

5. Increase your veggie intake. 

Breakfast Egg & Veggie Muffins
Who said weight loss is all about subtraction? Add food to the menu by piling up on vegetables, which are low calorie, low fat, and high in nutrients. Learn 15 Delicious Ways to Eat More Veggies, and then mix up the regular vegetable menu with new recipes like Breakfast Egg & Veggie Muffins.

6. Don’t deny yourself all the time.

Skinny Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes
This might be one of the tastiest ways to lose weight! Denying yourself every food you love all the time is a recipe for backtracking and overindulgence. Occasionally treat your taste buds to proper portions of your fave comfort foods or sweets–it will help you stay on track. Check out 17 Healthy Versions of Comfort Food Favorites and 10 Desserts Made with Healthy Natural Sweeteners.

7. Eat fat-burning foods.

Slow Cooker Fiesta Chili Supper
Foods called thermogenics speed up the metabolism for more efficient fat burn. Add foods like cayenne peppers, cinnamon, green tea, and coconut oil to your weight loss menu. Try them in recipes like Slow Cooker Fiesta Chili Supper or Orange-Pomegranate Green Tea.

8. Share treats with friends.

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From appetizer plates to oversized entrees to decadent desserts, cut back on portions, calories, fat, and sugar by splitting plates with friends when you hit the restaurant or takeout menu. Learn How Eating Healthy at a Restaurant Can Help with Weight Loss.

9. Trade sour cream for nonfat Greek yogurt.

Creamy Avocado Dip
Greek yogurt offers more protein and fewer calories than its condiment counterpart, making this switch one of the no-hassle ways to lose weight. Plus—bonus!—it provides the probiotics that help battle constipation and bloating. Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip and Creamy Avocado Dip are tasty alternatives to sour cream-based dips.

10. Brush your teeth after each meal.

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This might be a huge tip if you like to pick after the plates have been cleared from the table. As soon as you’ve finished the entree, brush your choppers—the extra food won’t taste as good if it’s swimming in minty-ness.

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Amy Wagner

Amy is a writer specializing in health & wellness, business, and entrepreneurship. She's a long-time martial arts teacher who has earned a 4th degree black belt in tae kwon do. When Amy's not writing or kicking, she's wrangling sons, reading fiction, or crushing on BBC actors.

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