Losing weight and getting a “summer body” is usually on the mind of many Britons.
But with modern life, training regimes and diet plans can often fall off the radar, with weight-loss goals not being achieved.
With summer here and in full swing, many Britons could be feeling disappointed that their ideal weight was not achieved.
However, there are a few tricks that can speed up weight loss and help achieve weight-loss goals this summer.
Eat more snacks
Contrary to popular belief, snacking is actually a good method for keeping the metabolism fired up and for losing weight.
Eating little and often keeps the metabolism working and burning calories, and when it finally comes to meal times there will be less urge to overeat, as hunger has been controlled throughout the day.
Snack on healthy foods such as almonds and Brazil nuts, seeds, cottage cheese, apples and peanut butter.
Add weights to your workout
When the body has an increased muscle mass, it will burn more calories when resting to keep the muscles working.
The best way to increase muscle mass is to add weight training to your gym routine, which can be done by resistance training or lifting weights.
More calories burnt while the body is resting is an easy way to speed up weight loss.
Eat more water-based foods
Foods predominantly made up of water are significantly lower in calories than other food groups, but can be just as filling.
Some foods are so high in water that they actually take more calories to burn that they hold.
Indulge on foods such as cucumber, tomato, lettuce, fruit and soup, and cut back on foods with higher energy density to maximise results.
Eat before eating
According to research, people eat less of a meal when consuming a small meal beforehand. Another study showed that eating something spicy before a meal can curb the appetite.
Try a bowl of vegetable packed soup before eating a main meal, as it will help satisfy hunger with minimal calories. Also, take time between the two meals to allow the brain to register that the stomach is full .
Drink lots of tea
Water is important to drink when losing weight as the body gives off the feeling of being hungry when it is actually thirsy. However, tea is packed with health benefits and can help keep the metabolism going.
Two cups of green tea a day is said to burn an extra 100 calories over a 24-hour period, due to the caffeine in the tea elevating metabolic rate and increasing fat oxidation.
Simple day swaps can all contribute to burning more calories, seeing weight-loss results sped up.
Take the stairs instead of the lift, leave the car at home or cycle or walk to work. It might not seem like a lot but all these changes add up, contributing to faster weight loss.
A recent report also revealed the top 13 foods to help achieve weight loss goals fast, with foods including lentils, sweet potatoes and eggs.