Almost everyone wants to lose weight and almost all of those people hate working out and dieting. What if we told you that there are ways that you can drop weight without giving up foods that you love and without killing yourself at the gym every day? You're right. It's not actually possible for long-term weight loss.

The best way to lose weight is a healthy combination of diet and exercise, but there are some other tips and tricks that can have you shedding pounds faster than you thought possible.

These hacks work best when paired with a healthy diet and regular exercise, but they are a bit less conventional and some people swear that they work to boost weight loss. Trying to take off an extra 10 pounds this month? Try a couple of these 15 weight loss hacks; you won't be sorry!

1. Work Out In The Morning

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Rise and grind, people! Working out in the morning is a great way to start your day. Yes, that means setting your alarm an hour earlier than normal, but it will be totally worth it. If you squeeze in some cardio first thing in the a.m., you are setting the tone of your entire day. Not only will your mood be better, but you will kick-start your metabolism. Win/win.

2. Drink Water Before Meals

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Before you put that fork in your mouth, drink at least one full glass of water (the preferred intake is 16oz before a meal). This will help fill your stomach which will make you feel full faster. This means that -- theoretically -- you will eat less.

3. You Bite It, You Write It

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Start keeping a food journal or track your daily intake using an app. Some people say that tracking their intake actually shows them how much food they are ingesting and it turns them off, causing them to eat less.

4. Use A Smaller Plate

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Fill a salad-size plate with your dinner. It will look like you're eating more food but your portion will naturally be smaller because of the smaller plate. Sometimes, it's about mind games.

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