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10 "Lazy Girl" Weight Loss Tips

Losing weight doesn’t have to be complicated.

Do you want to lose weight without having to make any major changes to your routine? According to one expert, you don't have to. Laura Coen (@lauracoenfit) is a social media influencer and weight loss warrior who majorly transformed her body by making a few simple changes to her routine. In a new TikTok video, she unveils her "Lazy Girl's Guide to Weight Loss," explaining, "This is the laziest way possible that you can lose weight and feel your best." Body Network's Resident RDN, The Diet Diva Tara Collingwood, also weighs in. Read on to discover how to lose weight without much extra work.

Drink More Water

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"Number one, drink more water," says Laura. "When you wake up, drink some water. She also recommends drinking water with meals and carrying "a big flask thing" around with you. "It definitely helps," she says.

Walk More

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"Number two, walk more," says Laura. "If you're popping into the shops, just go, 'I'm just gonna walk.' The little walks that you get throughout the day are actually gonna add up to a bigger goal. And walking is actually great for fat loss."

Meal Prep


"If you're someone who doesn't want to do tons of meal prep, just meal prep, the little bits, maybe just meal prep, your chicken, your fish. So get loads of cans of tuna and meal prep," Laura says. "Whack them all in the container in the fridge. And then you can just go to them when you need lunch. This literally takes a couple of hours on the weekend, if that."

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Buy Prepackaged Food

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"Just buy prepackaged foods," says Laura. "Just try and make sure the packaging is recyclable where possible. Things like prepackaged chicken that's already cooked, obviously like cans of tuna, prepackaged rice makes it so much easier."

Sleep More

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"Sleep more," Laura continues. "Yeah, your body actually needs a lot of sleep. So if you're up till 3:00 AM scrolling TikTok, maybe save it more for tomorrow. Go to sleep."

Eat Dinner Later

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"This one actually helps me a lot, but it is eating dinner later," Laura claims. "I know a lot of people say don't eat after 9:00 PM. That's bollocks by the way. But if you have dinner or tea or whatever you call it later, there's less chance for you getting really hungry after dinner and then binging on something."

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Cut Down on Alcohol

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"I'm sorry but cut down on your alcohol. I say that with a heavy heart because I love a drink, but alcohol is literally empty calories. So if you are going out every Friday and Saturday and you are drinking two bottles of wine, that's quite a lot of calories. So if you're someone who is not gonna cut out the alcohol, that's fine as well. You can switch to lower calorie drinks," she says. "Just don't forget all the cocktails and the mixes you are drinking with. The alcohol is actually quite calorific as well."

Cut Your Carb Servings in Half


She also says to cut down on carbs. "Portions of rice or pasta or potatoes, whatever you have on your plate, just half it," Laura says. It could be that that still fills you up. If you are hungry, then eat something else. But the chances are you just might be eating too big a portion. And then to build up the volume of your plate, add extra vegetables or maybe add some extra chicken like any kind of protein.

Because if you're not weighing out your rice, past potatoes, whatever it is, chances are you are eating too much and you're eating it because it's on your plate instead of actually being hungry and needing it. And no carbs are not bad. They're just quite calorie-dense."

Drink Protein Shakes

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"Find a good protein powder," Laura recommends. "The more protein you have, the more full you'll be. And also it is just a good snack. If you are just a little bit hungry, have a protein shake. Make sure it's one you actually like."

Use Cooking Sprays


"If you're someone who uses oil in your cooking, switch to fry light sprays or just don't use oil. There's literally non-stick pans out there. You don't really need oil, but fry like sprays are a lifesaver for me," she concludes.

Body Network's Expert Weighs In


"These tips are very sensible and simple to start doing in anyone's life," says Body Network's Resident RDN, Tara Collingwood, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD/N, ACSM-CPT, a Board Certified Sports Dietitian and co-author of the Flat Belly Cookbook for Dummies. "Sleep, moving more, portion control, planning/prepping meals … All great advice. If you want more energy or weight loss, you have to change your current routine to get results and these are excellent tips to get started."

💪🔥Body Booster: If you want to lose weight, take an honest look at your habits. Making simple changes can oftentimes rear the biggest results.

Leah Groth
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