7 Best Ways To Lose Weight By Summer

Aim for 10,000 steps a day.

"By increasing your daily steps, not only are you going to burn more calories but you don't have the same risk of overtraining as you do when you add in intense cardio," she adds.

Weight train three to five times a week.

Strength training and weightlifting are crucial to weight reduction. "Resistance training helps boost your metabolism long term and will help to change your body composition as you lose fat," he says.

Eat more protein.

Increasing your protein intake will keep you fuller longer and reduce muscle loss while you lose weight. I recommend one gram of protein every pound of your ideal weight," says Nelson.

Drink lots of H2O.

Dehydration causes sweet cravings. Therefore, drink plenty of water. "Drinking water will help your hunger cues to be more accurate and will help you stay regular in the bathroom," he explains.

Add fiber to your meals.

Fiber has several health advantages, notably for weight loss. It helps you remain "regular" and full after eating. Fruits and vegetables are great sources of fiber. Nelson recommends 30 grams of fiber daily.

Get seven to nine hours of sleep each night.

You may not think a good night's sleep helps you lose weight, but it does! Nelson advises seven to nine hours of sleep every night. "Sleep is absolutely crucial for recovery and to keep your energy levels high as you are [slimming down]," adds.

Cut back on alcohol and sugary beverages.

Okay, your favorite Coke and wine are tasty, but they're easy to overeat. "It's easy to overconsume calories if you're starting your day with a 700-calorie Starbucks frappe or [over-indulge with alcohol] on the weekends," he adds.