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Lose Weight Without Diet Supplements or Exercising

Updated on April 10, 2012

Losing Weight Doesn't Have to be Hard

There are many people in this world who can stand to lose a few pounds. This advice is for those who want to lose anywhere from 15 to 25 pounds in a reasonable amount of time without the aide of diet supplements or exercise. I was definitely one of those people.

Before losing my job – thanks to the lovely recession – I noticed myself putting on several unwanted pounds. While at work, I would take many unnecessary snack breaks during the day, along with eating breakfast and lunch before quitting time. Then, of course, I would eat a heavy dinner shortly before bedtime. This was not good. I was no longer able to fit my suits! First, I went up one size and before I knew it, I was up two sizes – very easily accomplished, by the way. Well, I knew something had to be done. After approximately three or four months (I wasn’t actually tracking), I got on the scale one day and happily discovered that I had lost 27 pounds!

The most important thing to remember when trying to lose weight is to cut out unnecessary foods or replace them with healthier choices. So, get rid of the sweets and chips. When you want a little snack, pick up a piece of fruit. What also worked for me was drinking lots of green tea without sugar. Add a little honey or agave if you desire the sweet taste. I found that drinking the tea first thing in the morning would curb my appetite. I substituted the bagels and cream cheese for breakfast with a boiled egg and some fruit. Drink plenty of water as well. Drinking something before you eat helps to full you up a bit faster, and you will eat less. During the day, I’d skip all the snacks and would drink a cup of green tea whenever I felt the urge to eat something before lunch or dinner. Remember: If you drink lots of tea you must still consume water. Do not substitute tea for water or use it to quench your thirst. Be sure to drink enough water during the early part of the day. This will cut down on bathroom time if you’re drinking tea throughout the evening. Getting an uninterrupted night’s rest is very important as well. Believe it or not, we burn calories as we sleep!

It wasn’t necessary for me to follow a strict diet of no carbs or any of the other regimented diets out there. I simply cut down on red meat and only ate very small portions of rice or potatoes along with plenty of vegetables. I would often opt for a liquid lunch just to hold me over until dinner. A large cup of juiced fruits and vegetables often hit the spot. If I felt extra hungry I’d snack on some carrot sticks or celery and a handful of nuts. A fulfilling dinner would consist of a decent sized portion of fish (broiled, baked or steamed) along with a mixture of steamed vegetables and a few slices of red potatoes seasoned to my liking. I often used a little butter and still lost the weight.

We all know how hard it is to stop eating your favorite foods. I don’t want you to deprive yourself of all your guilty pleasures. You can eat them – just eat them in moderation and smaller portions. Only dine out three or four times a month, but do skip the appetizer and dessert. You will thank yourself later for doing that!

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      Dawn King 5 years ago

      Nice Hub! I enjoyed your article and have promised myself to follow your advice. I could stand to lose a few pounds I put on over the holidays. Can't wait to read more. Keep writing!

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      Darylen Cochrane 5 years ago from New York, NY

      Thanks! It really does work for me. Welcome to Hubpages!!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      You had me at no exercising:) I am always struggling to shed that extra 10 pounds and have had success with Slim Fast. But Slim Fast can become expensive. I may just switch to healthier, lower portions as you've suggested here.

      Welcome to HubPages.

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      Darylen Cochrane 5 years ago from New York, NY

      Show me the weight loss! Lol. Glad I could help. Good luck with it.

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      wellnessguidesja 5 years ago

      Thanks for this post. Your story sounds much like mine. I recently left my job twenty pounds heavier than when I first arrived. I started to put into practice some of the very tips you have given, and have noticed some early results. I encourage you to write more on this topic which is near and dear to many hearts, including my own

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      Darylen Cochrane 5 years ago from New York, NY

      That's great!! Im just so against diet pills, etc. And like I said, you don't have to stop eating your favorite foods - moderation is the key and of course portion sizes. Good luck with your journey - you can do it!! Thanks for responding.

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      Darylen Cochrane 5 years ago from New York, NY

      How's the dieting going? I responded to you but I added it as a comment and didn't actually reply to your comment - sorry about that :-) Hope all is well. Show me the weight loss!!

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      rutley 5 years ago from South Jersey

      Voted UP and congrats! This was a great first hub! Welcome and you go girl!

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      These are great tips for losing weight. Diets are almost sure to fail when you are finished. Simply switching to healthier options is a better way, and you have provided us with easy ways to do that. Voted up.

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      Darylen Cochrane 5 years ago from New York, NY

      I'm so pleased this info was useful to you, Millionaire Tips. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Margaret Scarboro 5 years ago

      Interesting! I have a word for losing weight with out diet supplements or exercising..."Stress." I know. Been there; done that. Nice article.

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Please don't think that women are the only ones, who worry about weight. I found this hub a delight. And as I have recently challenged myself to be healthier, this hub is right on time.

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      Darylen Cochrane 4 years ago from New York, NY

      Hello Laurinzo. That's great. I'm glad you found this hub useful. I've been very successful with this method and maintaining. Here's to health! :-)

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