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7 "Efficient Girl Weight Loss" Tips That Help You Drop Pounds Fast

Have fun while losing weight with these simple hacks.

Hanji (@coachedbyhajni) is an online diet and fitness coach who has built up a serious following on TikTok. Most of her videos offer helpful tips and tricks about how to lose weight via diet and nutrition. In one viral video she shares some "efficient girl" weight loss tips. "If you want to drop weight and you are too lazy to go to the gym, here are my top seven tips on how to do just that without it feeling like it's too much effort," she says in the clip. 


Drink One-Half to a Liter of Water in the Morning

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"Here's a fun piece of info for you: Your body doesn't actually know the difference between hunger and thirst," says Hanji. "By the time you're thirsty, you're already dehydrated, so make sure that you start your day by drinking half a liter to a liter of water to obviously be a hydrated queen, and also to help you be more satiated." What should your daily hydration goal be? The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends that men should drink about 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day and women, 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids.


Eat a Protein-Packed Breakfast

Steak and Eggs. Steak, served medium rare with eggs scrambled or sunny side up, toast and potato hash. Traditionally classical American or French Bistro breakfast or brunch favorite: steak and eggs.

"Talking about morning stuff, you also want to be having at least 30 grams of protein in your breakfast," says Hanji. "This is to help keep you satiated during the day, and also to help you prevent any muscle loss because you don't want to end up like an inflated balloon when you lose weight. You want to make sure that you lose it from body fat, so to prevent that, you're going to want to eat enough protein." Why is protein so important? Not only does it keep you feeling full and satiated throughout the day, but clinical trials have found that amping up your intake not only reduces body weight (BW), but also enhances body composition by decreasing fat mass while preserving fat-free mass (FFM) in both low-calorie and standard-calorie diets.

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Go On a Hot Girl Walk

Woman running outdoors in morning

Next up, "you want to go on a hot girl walk," recommends Hanji. "I know that this might be a bit more effort than you were expecting, but going on a 20 to 30 minute walk first thing in the morning is not only going to help boost your activity levels throughout the day, but it's also going to help reset your mind. It's going to be an amazing time for you to listen to a podcast and to just be in nature and be a bit mindful." Weight loss isn't the only benefit of walking. One study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that walking at a brisk pace for about 30 minutes a day led to a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, dementia and death, compared with walking a similar number of steps but at a slower pace.


Do Squats, Lunges, and Pushups Throughout the Day

Sporty Asian woman doing push-ups outdoors

"Okay, this fourth one is actually my favorite and the weirdest one. This is going to help you maintain the curves where you want them to be," says Hanji. "So whenever you arrive at the office, every single time you go to the bathroom, I want you to be doing 10 squats, 10 lunges per leg, and 10 incline pushups on the sink to make sure that you're working out those muscles without having to go to the gym." Each week adults need 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity and 2 days of muscle-strengthening activity, according to the current Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.


Grab a Protein Bar Instead of Chocolate

Closeup on fit sports woman in sport clothes with chocolate raw protein bar using smart watch in the modern living room.

"My fifth tip is actually going to be a small swap that I want you to make. Next time you go shopping for that chocolate bar. I want you to grab a protein bar instead because it's not only going to help you satisfy your cravings for chocolate, it's also going to give you some extra boost of protein, which is again, going to help you preserve that muscle mass so you don't end up looking like a deflated balloon as you lose weight," she says.  


Walk for Five Minutes Every Hour

Fit woman walking in park during autumn time

Hanji recommends using your phone for the next suggestion. "You want to set an alarm or a timer for every hour, so every maybe 55 minutes, I want this to go off, and I want you to get up. The moment you hear that alarm or you feel that buzz on your wrist, I want you to get up and walk around the office for about five minutes just to increase your energy expenditure this way," she says. "Combining this with your hot girl walk in the morning, you're going to basically increase your energy expenditure and put yourself further into a calorie deficit."

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Only Let Yourself Watch Netflix or YouTube When You Are Doing Cardio

Home workout - woman exercising in front of a flat screen watching a fitness program or exercising during a TV show lying on a yoga mat in front of the sofa in the living room of a house or apartment.

"The last step that I have for you today is basically limiting your Netflix and YouTube time only for cardio," says Hanji. "I want you to get on that treadmill and have some fun. Watch your favorite show, watch a YouTube video. Enjoy that time and limit your watch time to only the times when you're watching cardio this, where you're going to be basically combining fun with progress. Who doesn't love that?"

💪🔥Body Booster: To maximize energy expenditure, go on one long walk in the morning and take mini walks every hour. 

Leah Groth
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