Editor-in-chief of Prevention Liz Vaccariello reveals her simple tips to lose weight without breaking a sweat!
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Liz Vaccariello's No Sweat Weight Loss Tips Liz Vaccariello: I can sweat with the best of them but sometimes you don’t want to mess your hair up, you don’t have an hour so I want just to talk about easy things that you can do everyday that take like a split second that can make an impact. Dr. Travis Stork: Liz has some great tips, take a look. Liz Vaccariello: Working out is great for your health but I’ve got some really simple ways to lose weight that do not even require breaking a flesh, the eggs. One study showed that people who started the day with an egg breakfast as opposed to bagel lost 65% more weight. We all have a cell phone but why not try making your pedometer a must-have accessory. Research shows you can walk an extra 2500 steps a day. A lot of us are TV junkies but when we’re busy sitting in here we’re not being active out there. Studies show that people who watch more than two hours of TV consume more calories. If you're packing on the pounds, you might be working too hard. Those who put in too much overtime are much more likely to be overweight. Obviously they don’t have time to eat right or exercise but the stress hormone cortisol might also be to blame. If you do want a snack, nuts are great. The protein and fiber one handful of nuts can keep you full and energized until dinner. The simple habit of just standing instead of sitting can really add up. Just standing an extra hour to a day can burn 300 more calories. So when you do watch TV, make it a snack-free activity and do something else with your hands. Harvard research just found that children ate an extra 167 calories per every hour of TV that they watch. And finally to keep yourself on track, try placing quotes for a little extra motivation in a spot like the refrigerator or the cabinet. I like this one. “You’ve come too far to take orders from a cookie.” And a couple of other tips, one is to go the distance. We’re so used to parking closest to everything. Make it a rule that you parked farther away and then the other one is to boost your calcium intake. Calcium has been shown to decrease our appetite.