When it comes to losing weight, we’re often told that slow and steady wins the race. You know what’s more fun than slow and steady, though? Weight that comes off fast and stays off for good. Whether you’ve got 10, 20, or 100 pounds to lose, shedding them in an expeditious manner can do wonders for your confidence, your appearance, and your health.
Fortunately, you don’t have to wait for what feels like an eternity to enjoy a healthier body or feel more comfortable in your own skin. By this time next month, you can shed five pounds, go down a size, and reduce your risk of chronic illness, from diabetes to heart disease. Even better, these 44 ways to lose five pounds by next month take virtually no effort — they’re as easy to add to your routine as the 40 Hacks to Slim Down Every Meal!