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Lose Weight At Home And Keep It Off

Updated on March 30, 2012

How To Lose Weight At Home

There are many ways where you can lose weight at home and you do not have to spend a lot of money on a gym membership. Lets face it gym equipment can cost you a lot of money and it is very achievable to lose weight in your very own home using no gym equipment at all.

We all lead busy lives no matter if you have a 9 to 5 job or are a stay at home mom. By watching what you eat and cutting out the bad foods from your diet and also doing some exercise, you can reach your weight loss goals within a few months depending on how much weight that you want to lose.

Having simple and affordable gym equipment such as dumbbells or a yoga mat can also help you shed those pounds, you can even do some exercise while you are watching t.v.

Do you have stairs in your home? This is also a great way to burn calories faster and you only have to do 10 to 15 minutes a day to burn adequate amount of calories.

When it comes to Eating Healthy To Lose Weight, we must reduce the amount of calories that we put into our body. By adding lean proteins and fresh fruit and vegetables into your diet, you will gradually lose weight and become more healthy. Within a few short months you will also have more energy and will also get better looking skin.

There are also many foods that help speed up your metabolism to help you lose weight and burn more fat. Here are some Foods That Boost Your Metabolism and help you keep the weight off.

  1. Spices: Cayenne pepper, black pepper and cinnamon are very pungent spices that can help you speed up your metabolism. Try adding them more in your meals.
  2. Citrus Fruits: Such as grapefruit can also help speed up your metabolism as they contain quite a lot of Vitamin C.
  3. Brown Rice: Complex carbs can also help burn more fat in the body. They also can keep your energy levels high and prevent tiredness through out the day.
  4. Green Tea: In particular green tea extract has many health benefits and can also help you burn more fat in the body, it also contains a lot of antioxidants.

Lose Weight At Home Using Dumbbells
Lose Weight At Home Using Dumbbells

Exercise You Can Do At Home

Here are a few exercises that you can do at home to help you lose weight effectively. By doing at least 45 minutes to 1 hour of exercise per day you will be burning fat.

Squats: Stand with your feet apart and your body straight, then slowly bend down as if you are about to sit on a chair. Make sure that you breathe correctly and your neck is inline with your spine. For first time beginners, you should try doing 15 repetitions.

Lunges: They are great for your legs, stand with your feet together and then take a large step at the same time slowly bend your legs. Then slowly push back up with your feet until you are in the standing position. Make sure that your back is straight whenever you are doing lunges. As you get more experience you can also hold dumbbells which will help you burn more calories.

Push Ups: Place your hands and toes on the floor and make sure that your back is straight. Your hands must me just further than your shoulders. Inhale as you lower your body down and then bring it up. If you have never done any push ups before you can start off by putting your knees on the floor instead of your toes.

As you can see there are many ways where you can lose weight at home very effectively and you don't have to spend a lot of money to get into shape.


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    • Eleanor Candy profile imageAUTHOR

      Eleanor Candy 

      6 years ago from Australia

      Thanks for the additional tips

    • cloverleaffarm profile image

      Healing Herbalist 

      6 years ago from The Hamlet of Effingham

      Instead of buying weights, you can use old soda bottles filled with water, and work up to gallon milk jugs.

    • alipuckett profile image


      6 years ago

      Great ideas! You don't need expensive gym equipment to burn the weight off. Doing exercise while watching TV or listening to a podcast has been a really effective way to make it happen for me.


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