52 Little Changes for Big Weight Loss Results

Forget about crash diets and killing yourself with exercise -- these small steps can help you lose weight in a big way (53 Photos)

Jessica Smith on Oct 26, 2012 at 5:01PM

chime in now
  • 39 of 53

52 Little Changes for Big Weight Loss Results

Biwa Studio/The Image Bank/Getty Images

    Loading slides...

Drink Water Before Meals

Believe it or not, drinking water can be more effective than diet pills when it comes to weight loss. A 2008 study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that drinking 16 ounces of water 30 minutes before a meal helped participants eat about 13 percent less. “A lot of people can confuse hunger with thirst, so regularly sipping on water can help keep hunger and cravings at bay,” says Batayneh. “And if you get bored with water, try sipping on green tea or water with a fresh fruit or vegetable slice.”

Connect with Us
Follow Our Pins

Yummy recipes, DIY projects, home decor, fashion and more curated by iVillage staffers.

Follow Our Tweets

The very dirty truth about fashion internships... DUN DUN @srslytheshow http://t.co/wfewf

On Instagram

Behind-the-scenes pics from iVillage.

Best of the Web