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Fastest way to lose weight

Here are the fastest ways to lose weight safely,

Drink green tea

When a recent study compared the metabolic effect of green tea (in extract) with that of a placebo, researchers found that the green-tea drinkers burned about 70 additional calories in a 24-hour period. If you can believe it, those 70 calories a day add up to a total of 7.3 pounds of fat a year.

Avoid calories in a glass

Scientists now know that the body does not register liquid calories in the same way it does solid calories. Monitor your intake of juice, soda, and coffee drinks. If you consume one of each of those beverages during the day, you’ll have taken in at least 800 extra calories by nighttime, and you’ll still be hungry.

Lose the salt

Sodium contributes to water retention, making you look and feel bloated. Do you eat too much salt? Probably the daily value suggests no more than 2,400 milligrams of sodium each day (or about one teaspoon), but most of us are getting more than twice that amount. So keep an eye on your sodium intake.

Spice it up

Angelo Tremblay, Ph.D., director of the division of kinesiology at Laval University, in Canada, found that eating hot peppers can boost a person’s basal metabolism (the total calories the body burns at rest. Capsaicin, a compound found in jalapeno and cayenne peppers, may increase your body’s release of stress hormones such as adrenaline, which can speed up your metabolism and your ability to burn calories.

Get some sleep

As funny as it sounds, sleep deprivation may make you fat, and not just because you’re susceptible to cases of the late-night munchies (although there’s that too). Women who get less than four hours of sleep per night have a slower metabolism than those who snooze for a full eight hours, according to researchers at the University of Chicago. So don’t skimp on your zzz’s, and you’ll be rewarded with an extra edge when it comes to shedding pounds quickly.