5 Easy Tricks To Lose Weight

November and December are packed with cold weather and holidays, which means most people chow down way more than they probably should. The sudden weight gain at the end of the year causes a lot of people to make New Year’s resolutions to drop the new weight (and some of the old weight that had been sticking around).

If you start to resemble Santa Claus more than the person that was in your summer pictures, then it might be time to consider dropping a few pounds. We all have that moment of clarity where we ask ourselves “what in the world happened this year?” We have you covered right now, though.

Even if you don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions and want to lose weight anyway, you know that it can be tough. While dieting and exercising are the two essentials in losing weight (there is no quick way, sorry) there are some odd things that can help along the way.

Doing these tricks alone won’t melt a massive amount of calories to get you into your smallest pair of pants— they’re like a vitamin booster in your smoothie (and chocolate peanut butter smoothies should be avoided if you’re trying to lose weight). So what are these easy tricks that will promote your weight loss? Here are 5 to get you kick-started.