11 Habits That Can Help You Lose Weight Fast How to Lose Weight Fast. Dietician Kathleen Zelme says that breaking bad eating habits and replacing them with good ones will help you lose weight fast. SUMMARY -In order to replace fats, these foods are filled with low-performing carbs that get digested so fast that the feeling of hunger quickly comes back. -People who sleep 5 or fewer hours a night put on over 2 times more belly fat than those who get an average of 6-8 hours of sleep a night. -When coffee enters an empty stomach, it helps produce acid that can damage your stomach lining and cause indigestion. -People who ate while listening to music consumed significantly larger amounts than those who dined in silence. -Zelman recommends eating something small and healthy before heading to the grocery store. Another really great idea is to sit down and plan your meals for the week ahead. -A study found that women who reduced their soda intake to just 1 can a week lost 1 pound more than those who didn’t cut back on the sugary bubbly stuff. -You shouldn’t eat anything right after a meal because your body gets all the sugar it needs right from your food. -Researchers at Washington State University found that drinking water from plastic bottles can actually be fattening since bottles contain the chemical BPA. -No matter how many meals you have a day, if you eat the last one before 8 p.m., you’ll still consume fewer calories overall. -Plain salads made from kale, spinach, lettuce, and other leafy greens (without fattening dressings) actually help you eat less because they fill you up more. -According to nutritionist Judy Caplan, when you eat larger portions, your body stores those extra calories as fat since it can’t do anything else with them. -There are different types of fat: brown, white, subcutaneous, visceral and belly fat. -A good way to avoid temptation is to store unhealthy snacks in your lowest cabinet or at the back of your fridge so that they won’t be at your eye level and will require more effort to get to.