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20 Easy Ways On How To Lose Weight Fast Without Exercising
Have you ever dreamed of having a slim and fit body but you just don't have the time to do it? Well, that is the biggest excuses most of us says including me. Yes, I admit I'm a queen of procrastination and I give a lot of excuses. In this article, I'm going to show you some easy tips and tricks that give you no excuses in helping you to lose weight WITHOUT exercising. You might think that it is impossible but let me tell you, it is achievable. Sometimes, all you have to do is make a little change in your lifestyle. Now, let's read on!
1. Drink water.
This is because you are currently retaining 4 pounds of excess water or more in which you have to get rid of and to do this, you have to drink plenty of water to tell your body that you have consume sufficient amount of water and thus those excess water will eventually be release. Another thing to conclude is that when you feel dehydrated, your body makes you think that you're hungry when actually you're just thirsty so stay hydrated. Water also boosts energy, gives healthy heart, fights infections, reduce risk of cancer, get rid of toxins, gives healthy skin and also improves productivity.
2. Eat more fiber.
As you take in more fiber, you will feel full sooner and for a longer period of time. Having more fiber in your diet may also help fats through your digestive system thus less will be absorbed by the body.
I highly recommend eating more fat-free yogurts, oatmeal, almonds and black beans.
3. Eat more fruits and vegetables.
Vegetables contain a lot of water hence; it helps in releasing those excess water weights. Eating more fruit and vegetable will also help to make you feel full faster without consuming high calories. This is because fruits and vegetables are high in volume but less in calories.
Be careful of eating too many fruits that contain a lot of natural sugars like oranges and peaches. Because the sugar is naturally there, it’s not horribly bad for you, but you don't want to overload on sugars because it can be converted to fat.
4. Eat slowly.
It takes 20 minute for the brain to receive this special signal telling you to decrease your appetite so eat slowly. Eating slowly could also help you to feel full faster and not overeat. The more you eat, the more your stomach stretches and thus making you eat more.
5. Eat 5 meals a day.
Eat every 2-3 hours to keep your metabolism going.
Doing this is better than having 3 big meals a day or less as this helps to stock that metabolic reaction and thus making you burn fats all day long. If you eat 1 meal a day per se, this will slows down your metabolism and by the end of the day you will be starving hence making you consume much more calories than your body needed. Eating 5 meals a day will gives you more energy, feel less hungry, reduce cravings, controls sugar level and reduces fat storage as stated by a youtuber, Bubzbeauty.
6. Avoid carbonated drinks.
Throw away all of your fizzy drinks, soda drinks and replace them with water. If that is too plain for you, try fresh fruit juices. Not the concentrated ones.
Carbonated drinks have lots of refined sugar and if you consume too much, these refined sugars will eventually turns to fat which we do not want. The air bubbles in carbonated drinks makes your tummy bloat and did you know that, 1 can of coke = 10 spoonful of sugars. Wow, that is just too much.
7. Avoid salty food.
Track your salt intake by looking at the sodium quantity. Food with lower or no sodium level at all are preferable than food with high sodium level.
Salt has been a huge causes of bloated tummy. This is because when you drink sufficient amount of water, toxins are release but when high sodium is consume water retention occurs which leads to bloated tummy.
8. Avoid unhealthy food.
Junk foods contain lots of sodium and may be addictive and as I said earlier, these will leads to bloating. Avoid snacking on chips; instead try snacking on something healthier that is high in volume but less in calories. If you must eat canned food, try searching for food with low sodium level. Replace unhealthy food with more healthy food such as veggies, fruits, whole grains and nuts.
9. Avoid deserts.
Deserts usually give you more calories than the body needed. Deserts also contain refined sugars and refined carbs which lead to bloating. Also, avoid snacking while watching TV as this may lead to overeating.
10. Avoid stress.
Sleep at least 7 hours every night. Try any stress-free activities like hot bath or bubble bath, listening to calm music, meditation, taking up a soothing hobby or you can even try aromatherapy.
Sleep deprivation could cause you to overeat due to stress and anxiety. Stress and anxiety could always lead to weight gain because people often eat until their heart feel satisfied. Making you consume unnecessary calories when you don't feel hungry. Plus, when you feel stress, secretion of cortisol hormone happen which causes buildup of fats. These fats surround the organ in the abdominal areas which are difficult to remove.
11. Avoid refined carbs.
Eat less white grains, white breads, pasta and potatoes as this leads to bloating.
Try eating whole meal products like brown rice, whole meal bread and add in more fruits and veggies.
12. Eat on a blue plate.
It has been scientifically-proven that eating on a red or yellow plate makes you feel hungrier and want to eat more so, try eating on a blue plate because blue plate makes you calm and won't leads to overeating.
Men's Fitness says that studies have revealed that the color blue has an “appetite-suppressing effect “compared to red and yellow plates. This is why most restaurants have red or yellow (or both) in their color motif.
13. Use smaller plate.
Using smaller plates make you consume fewer calories while thinking that you have eaten a lot. So try using smaller plates than those bigger ones.
14. Drink green tea.
Drink 3 cups of green tea a day. Drink 1 cup after you wake up in empty stomach and the other 2 cups 1 hour after you finish your meal. You can also drink 4 cups of green tea if you like.
Drinking green tea speed up your metabolism, relaxes and slows down your heart rate, helps you burn fat, has no calories, keeps your energy levels stable by balancing sugar levels and also reduces bloating.
15. Eat when you're 80% full.
This is a really good habit to live by. Okinawans call this ' Hara Hachi Bu ' which means eat when you're about 80% full. This saying has been passed down in Japan from generation upon generation.
This is because when you eat, it takes about 20 minutes to tell your brain that you're full. Hence, by eating until you're 80% full keeps you away from overeating.
Infuser water bottle is great if you want to drink lemon water or any other fruit water that you would like to add in.
16. Try lemon water.
Add in a few slices of lemon or half a lemon into a cup of water to make lemon water. You can also try mixing hot water, lemon and honey.
Lemon water is a great way to detox your body. The juice of the lemon also helps improve digestion hence; you don't need any refined sugar. Lemon is acidic and it helps in decreasing fats and deposit in your body.
Here is some way on how you can make yourself a detox water at home.
17. Don't eat 3 hours before you sleep.
If you must eat, try going for food that are not heavy or processed like instant ramen, pizza or cheese toast. Instead, try going for food that is light and easy to digest. Like fruits or boiled egg.
During the day, your metabolism is quite fast making you burn more fats. At night, your metabolism will start to slows down which means it digest he food slower. It is also scientifically-proven that people who stay up late are more prone to weight gain. Probably because when you stay up late, you tend to get hungrier and thus making you eat more.
18. Drink a glass of water before every meal.
Drink 1-2 cup of water or tea (if you like) before each meal.
“What you think is hunger might just be thirst, it can be difficult to tell the difference. Drinking a full glass of water and waiting a few minutes can help you make sure you're really hungry before you dig in. The water will also take up a little room in your stomach, which will help you feel satisfied even if you eat less. If you don't want to drink the whole glass before a meal, try taking sips between each bite. "-Wikihow
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19. Count calories.
At the nutritional facts, I highly recommend you to look out for the amount of calories, sodium, transfats and sugars. You could also try downloading food tracking app.
Never take anything over 200calories, transfats should not be more than 8% and sugars should not be more than 9grams or 12 grams. Be sure to enter what you've eaten after each meal on you food tracking app. You can also write in down on a book if that is easier for you. Just make sure you know how many calories you've taken.
20. Have one cheat day.
For one day of the week, you can eat your favorite food. It can be your favorite ice cream, cake or pizza but make sure to not consume too much. Try sharing it with your friends or family.
Using this method, you can make yourself more discipline and make sure you're on the right track to a healthy lifestyle. It takes 21 days to start a new habit. So, be sure to eat healthy and stay healthy.