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5 Ways to Lose Weight The Lazy Way

Updated on March 9, 2015

This is the lazy person's guide to achieving weight loss even without the exercise. It might surprise you that exercise is not the only way to lose weight. There is an alternative to losing body fat without working out. This is not to say that it is better than exercising. It simply means that there is another option when exercise is not your preferred activity.

Changing eating patterns

Exercise takes a lot of time and work. The secret in getting that ideal body is to target the real culprit why you are gaining weight in the first place -- eating. However, changing your eating patterns will just be one side of the coin. It is equally important not to go hungry while doing this.

Eating can mean different things to different people. More than sustenance and a need for the body to function well, it can also be the source of comfort for those suffering from depression. In this case, the consumption of food becomes a source of temporary comfort.

Still for others, eating can be an outlet, akin to an addiction. As an addiction, one eats not because of hunger but because of the pleasure derive from the act itself. Whatever the reasons why people eat, it greatly influences eating patterns. Knowing the main motivations why you tend to overeat an pig out is one of the first steps before you can successfully modify your eating patterns. Only by changing these eating patterns will you be able to succeed in losing the weight.

For anyone who are looking for an easier way than exercise, these tips to losing that weight without exercise could work for you

1. Set your mind to lose weight

The first level is commitment, how much do you want to lose weight? Mental readiness and commitment is very important because it will help carry you through. You must want it so bad. You must hate that extra weight that you can think of nothing else but to finally get rid of that weight.

Create a mental picture of you as as overweight beside another image of you being fit and having that ideal weight. This mental picture will is not as simple as it is. It can make or break you plan in changing your eating patterns to be more in accordance with your weight goals.

it is easier to make changes in how you eat. Once you condition your mind to getting to that goal, it is much easier to follow stick to this newer eating strategy.

2. It is not punishment or a deprivation.

You must be able to convince yourself that changing your eating is the only way to get to a higher goal. It is not punishment and deprivation because in the first place your have set that goal. And for you to get there, you have to do the necessary steps. Eating moderately is one of them.

Deprivation is always a negative concept. The natural reaction of course is to resist, which should not be the case when you are in the goal of losing weight. Convincing yourself that the real reason why eat moderately is your need to shed off those excess pounds for good. In short, it is a means to a noble end and not a deprivation. Getting this issue out of the picture is in itself a battle won.

3. Cut the number of regular meals into two.

Once you have tried eating moderately, you are ready to move on to cutting the number of meals in a day. Having three square meals with snacking in between is the normal pattern. It is however not set in stone, the body can fairly adjust with a change in this old pattern of eating.

Modify this and shift meal schedules. Learn to be more in control of what your body needs. Soon you will find out that the mind can dictate when and how your body needs food.

One example is to eat a big meal during breakfast time. It is important to jumpstart your day. It might be hard at first but it is possible that this mean will last you until early afternoon. In between, having with you healthy fruits, crackers as snacks and consuming water will help in warding off any hunger pangs.

Eat another regular meal at around 4 o'clock in the afternoon. This is going to me your last formal meal for the day. During the first few days, the body is going to adjust and you could indeed go hungry in between those times. Do not worry, since it is important to avoid getting hungry, eat as much, but make sure it is a healthy food choice. Munch on an energy bar, or a slice of fruit, a small bagel or a pack of crackers. And make sure to hydrate yourself, it is one of the great secrets of weight loss.

4. Reward yourself for a job well-done and set a day when you can eat anything.

As pointed earlier, losing weight without exercise should not be a punishment. Give yourself a day in each week where you can eat anything. Make sure you go back to the new eating pattern on regular days. It is quite difficult for the first few times but you will get the hang of it eventually.

5. Have more food choices to avoid eating boredom

Rather than eating the same set of food on a weekly basis, try to infuse variety in your food choices. One of the greatest reasons why people fail at changing their eating patterns is the lack of food choices. If you consume soup from Day 1 because you want to lose weight, it won't last you forever. This why it is very important t widen you food base. If you are a meat person, try vegetables for a change, not only are they healthy, but the choices are even greater.

When you regularly go to a fast food for meals, seek out restaurants that offer other dishes than fried stuff and burgers. Getting bored with what you eat will not only curb appetite but also increases the need to consume more food in between meals simply because of hunger and non-satisfaction.

Why this strategy is effective

Changing eating patterns definitely addresses the cause of piling much weight. Controlling eating habits and changing them spells the difference in succeding in your goal to lose weight without exercising.

It involves training your stomach and your mind to depend less and less on food. As you get go along, you'll soon discover that hunger pangs are reduced significantly. Moreover, you will realize that food seems to last longer in your stomach.

Stock up fruits, crackers and healthy nuts in your fridge and in your lunch box. You can always have a heavy meal but limit it to one or two in a day. Expect significant result after two weeks. Be more in control of your body and know that losing fat is achievable even without exercise. Finally, a consultation with the doctor is recommended before engaging in any weight loss program.


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      Dr.Greenburg 4 years ago

      This is a very good description of how to lose weight. Just don't drink too much water - a lot of body fat is also due to water weight. If you drink too much, it stays around as extra pounds.

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      January Moon 4 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      Great Hub, Everybody wants to lose weight but not really diet. Theses are some great tips, especially finding new and interesting foods so your mouth does not get bored! Excellent Hub :-)

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      greeneryday 5 years ago from Some tropical country

      Interesting tips on losing weight without exercise...

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      greeneryday 5 years ago from Some tropical country

      Interesting tips on losing weight without exercise...

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      rabia kamran 5 years ago from pakistan

      nice hub