10 Ways to Lose Weight Without Trying

Lose the lard without working too hard.

Feb. 26, 2012— -- Don't let "lose my spare tire" find its way onto your list of failed resolutions this year. It doesn't have to be a struggle! With just a few simple changes to your daily routine, you can fire up your metabolism and say goodbye to fat forever. Make these strategies a way of life, and you'll find your six-pack in no time.

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Eat Eggs for Breakfast

A study in Nutrition Research found that people who egg it up consume fewer total calories the rest of the day.

Stand Up

Stand up whenever you read or take a phone call at work. (You can also use a stand-up desk.) Standing burns 1 1/2 times more calories than sitting does.

Don't Eat Meals in Front of the TV

In a University of Massachusetts study, people who did that took in nearly 300 more calories a day.

Weigh Yourself Each Week

Three out of four successful dieters do this, the American College of Sports Medicine Health & Fitness Journal reports.

10 Strategies for Successful Weight Loss

Have an Apple

At lunch, have an apple instead of apple juice. Chewing triggers satiety, so you'll likely consume nearly 15 percent fewer calories, notes the journal Appetite.

Mix a Shake

Consuming 55 grams of whey protein a day for 23 weeks can leave you 4 pounds lighter than if you'd eaten those calories in carbs, USDA scientists say.

Put Produce at Eye Level

You're 2.7 times more likely to eat healthy food if it's in your line of sight, say scientists at Cornell University.

How to Pick the Best Produce

Clean the House

People with the most spic-and-span abodes have the highest levels of physical activity, research from Indiana University reveals.

Add Chickpeas to Soup

Toss a half cup of chickpeas into your next pot of winter soup. You'll tack 6 more grams of flab-fighting fiber onto your bottom line.

Drink Skim Milk

Got milk? Drinking 2 1/2 cups of skim milk in the a.m. instead of the calorie equivalent in juice can lower calorie consumption by 8.5 percent, says an Australian study.


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