17 Ways to Lose Weight Fast

How These Women Overcame Their Dieting Frustrations and Lost 130 Pounds!

At some point, every woman wants to lose weight, and doing so typically gets annoying fast. From the ups and down to the hunger they feel by starving themselves. At some point it becomes too much. Between the recipe fatigue and diet soda cravings it makes you want to flip over a table.

However, there is hope. The women featured here, have been successful in speeding up their weight loss using simple ticks that shed the pounds off quickly.

1. Walk the Dog

“I take me dog for a walk every morning. Even if it’s just for 15 minutes and around my block. When the weather isn’t playing nice my pup is still excited to go out. It’s her enthusiasm that pushes me to keep going. All that walking really added up for me. Since starting, I’ve been able to lose over 50 lbs.” Danni Altz, Denver, CO

2. Swap your go-to order

“When the waiters know your name, it usually means you eat out too much. I was eating out up to ten times per week! By cutting this to once per week and ordering a grilled chicken salad instead of a large bowl of carbs I was able to lose over 30 lbs in one month.” -Carey Butler, Joplin, MO

3. Skip the salty aisle

“I was able to reach my weight loss goal after I completely stopped buying salty snacks at the grocery store. If I wanted to snack on some chips or a candy bar then I would walk to the store and buy it. The huge inconvenience made me totally ignore my craving” -Mary Del Banlo, Worcester, MA

4. Have a 300-calorie breakfast

“I used to always skip my breakfast, but now I always have it. I like to eat peanut butter and whole grain toast. This is about 300 calories and helps keep my hunger down so I snack less throughout the day. In about 3 months of doing this I was able to lose 65 lbs.” Hailey Joy, Tulsa, Ok

5. Get fit in five

“I try and squeeze in small spurts of exercise whenever I can. Like doing a few crunches while a watch TV or doing a few jumping jacks after doing the dishes. This helps to burn extra calories and keeps me from mindless munching in from of the television. By doing this I was able to lose 55 lbs in a few months and my clothing fits way better” —Marilyn Tricano, Hammond, IN

6. Kick the habit

“I quit smoking cold turkey and went straight to the gym to workout with a trainer. There would be no way I could feel healthy exercising while still lighting up. I’ve been able to lose 40 lbs in a couple months” —Misa Corono, Memphis, TN

7. Do a purge

“One day I just empited my entire pantry and replaced the unhealthy foods I was overeating with low calorie snacks like Special K cereal and sunflower seeds. By doing this I was able to trim 30 lbs in 1 month. I’m thinner now than before I had my daughter!” —Lori Prenup, Miami, FL

8. Healthy up your happy hour

“My friends and I would always grab a bite to eat after work, and it was usually something fried. Then we decided to change things and instead of going out to eat greasy food we would walk around a local track and just talk. We’re all down 40 lbs” —Ellen Setzler, Cleveland, OH

9. Get fired up

“I put all my favorite jams on my phone. Now I look forward to going to the gym. It really helps energize me, and helps me run faster on the treadmill. Because I want to hear all the songs I end up workout out longer now too. In two months I was able to lose 75lbs and now have legs to die for”—Karen Knitly, York, ME

10. Pile on the veggies

“By loading up my plate with veggies on foods I liked I was able to fill up on veggies instead of the bad stuff I was eating. Have you ever tried an asparagus pizza? It’s delicious!. I’m now down 5 dress sizes and look amazing” —Marann Bilswor, New York City, NY

11. Run your butt off

“I was determined to fit into my skinny jeans once more, so I started running for 15 minutes per day during lunch. In 1 month I was able to lose 20 lbs, and have massive amounts of energy. In fact I just completed my first 10K. Those skinny jeans? They’re a little big now!” —Lauren Cowen, Anniston, AL

12. Downward dog it

“Yoga has become and best thing in my life. It’s helped me lose weight and even eat better too. I started pacticing multiple times per week and now I’m more aware of my hunger cues. My cellulite has now disappeared after 2 months” —Brittany Whitehead, Oceanside, CA

13. Don’t supersize it

“It’s always so tempting to say yes to the super size meal. I decided enough is enough and began to only order small fried or replace my fries with a fruit. So far I’ve been able to melt away 18 lbs in 5 weeks, and I’m finally looking forward to my 15 year high school reunion” —Miranda Young, Riverside, CA

14. Save room for your dessert

“I try and budget for the treats I love. By eating these healthy treats like hummus and carrots, I have calories to splurge on a piece of chocolate and glass of wine each night. And I’ve still managed to lose 40 pounds in 3 months.” —Elaine Bosworth, Fort Worth, TX

15. Brave a new class

“One month ago, I started going to Zumba-fit 2 times a week. The insane and fund dance routines really tone your muscles—especially abs and legs—and give you a heart-pounding cardio workout. 25 lbs later, I’ve almost reached my goal weight.” —Candy Hoew, Rochester, NY

16 Nix nighttime eating

“Each time I needed to lose the baby fat, I stopped eating after 7 p.m. seven nights per week. Most of what I’d eat at night was salty snack food anyway, so it took only 2 months to get my pre-baby body back.” —Brandy Gildboa, Pittsburgh, PA

17. Walk with Spot

“I started walking my dog twice per day, rain or shine and lost over 85 lbs” —Jamie Areholz, Cleveland, OH

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