5 Things You Need to Do to Lose Weight Fast

Are you experiencing mobility or health challenges due to excess weight? Keep reading this blog post to find out five things you need to do to lose weight fast.

Weight loss is essential for looking good and feeling healthy. It primarily depends on reducing the total intake of calories or maintaining a negative balance between calories taken in, and calories burned out. This process of losing weight often involves procedures that can be too difficult or slow, especially for nurses with busy schedules. However, there are a few strategies tailored to suit nurses' hectic schedules to shed those extra pounds.

5 Things to Do for Fast Weight Loss as a Nurse

Losing excess body weight as a nurse requires deliberate efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle. To ensure permanent and safe weight loss, despite your hectic schedule, here are a few activities for you to lose weight fast.

Keep a meal and weight record

The journey to losing weight fast can often seem like you are not making any progress when you are. Consider monitoring yourself by using a physical or mobile diary to keep track of the meals you eat daily and how much you weigh weekly. This will inform you of the progress you have made and encourage you to continue on your weight loss journey.

Engage in more physical activities

Even though your busy nursing schedule may not allow you to go to the gym or exercise as much, engaging in physical activities like taking the stairs, riding a bike, walking a dog, or dancing and singing with your patients can help you lose weight fast.

Join a supportive group

Accountability can be instrumental in ensuring you live healthily and follow the necessary routines required to lose weight fast. Consider joining a group of people, preferably nurses, who are also on a weight loss journey so that you can draw strength and inspiration from one another.

Drink water

Research has found that increasing your daily water intake can significantly help you in your weight loss journey. Consider starting your day with a glass of water. Also, have a handy water bottle so you can take regular sips as you go about your day.

Adopt better stress coping mechanisms

Nursing can be a very stressful profession. When you are stressed, your body releases cortisol, a hormone that has a direct impact on blood glucose levels and contributes to weight gain. Stress can also lead to stress eating and many other unhealthy habits. When stressed, consider doing yoga, practicing deep breathing, taking a short walk, or engaging in activities that bring relaxation and help manage stress.


Weight loss boosts one's self-esteem and confidence, reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancers, increases energy levels, improves mood, enhances sleep, and much more. This blog post has just shown you five things you need to do to lose weight fast as a nurse. For more helpful tips like this, please visit our blog for nurses at Natty Nurses.

February 15, 2024

Natasha Osei

Passionate Nurse Practitioner | People person
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