8 Ways To Lose Weight Without Dieting. It's Easy If You Do It Smart
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Kaelin Tuell Poulin ‧ Former IFBB Pro athlete and Co-founder of LadyBoss Weight Loss
Diet is the four-letter word that most women trying to lose a few pounds of hate. It brings about images of deprivation and chewing on celery. But you don’t have to diet to lose weight.
What, you may ask?!
Yes, it's true. Long-term weight loss requires a change in eating habits, without skipping meals and without completely giving up your favourite foods. You can lose weight without going on a diet by trying some simple tips that will help you consume fewer calories.
Making small changes in your daily life can make a big difference in achieving optimal health and the body weight you want. Here are 8 practical tips on how you can become healthier and lose weight without dieting and changing your daily routine.
#1. Sleep Longer
You may think this sounds crazy, but it’s not. Research shows that sleeping one extra hour a night can help you lose up to 14 pounds in a year.
It is thought that the extra hour of sleep helps in two ways: it’s one less hour of mindless snacking, and getting more sleep helps curb your appetite. Keep in mind, a good night’s sleep is just as important as regular exercise and a portion of healthy food.
TIP: Research shows that sleeping one extra hour a night can help you lose up to 14 pounds in a year.
#2. Pile On The Veggies
Vegetables and fruits are full of good fibre and contain water—two things you need to help you lose weight. They fill up your tummy and are low in calories.
To make sure you are getting the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables, put an extra serving on your plate at each meal.
#3. Go For Whole Grains
Instead of giving up carbohydrates, go for the whole grains. Unless you have a medical reason to ditch the carbs, don’t!
Whole-grain bread and cereals help fill up, are low in calories, and even help keep your cholesterol in check. Choose whole-wheat bread and kinds of pasta, brown rice, bran flakes, popcorn, and whole-rye crackers.
TIP: Doing something as simple as replacing one serving of soda a day with water or another low-calorie or no-calorie drink can help you drop those extra pounds.
#4. Eat Veggie Pizza
You can enjoy pizza and still lose weight. All you have to do is trade in the meat toppings for veggies. This one simple move reduces calories by about 100 per slice. And the pizza tastes great! Interested? Here is a list of homemade vegetarian pizza recipes.
#5. Find A Soda Replacement
Unfortunately, fizzy drinks, including soda, have become one of the main beverages that people drink. These sweetened beverages have taken the place of more nutritious and healthier drinks such as water, minerals, or milk.
It is okay to have a soda now and then, but do so in moderation. If you are the type of person who picks up a large fountain drink of sugary carbonated beverage, start to cut it down.
Simple steps such as replacing one serving of fizzy drink a day with water or another low or no-calorie drink can help you lose extra kilos. Or, if you are addicted, make healthier homemade fizzy drinks.
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#6. Avoid Eating Out Too Often
While it is more convenient to grab something on the way home to eat, or just go out to dinner instead of cooking, these foods are full of fat and calories.
Buy ingredients to make quick meals at home. Precooked frozen chicken or beef, and ready-to-eat or frozen vegetables are good for you and help you whip up a quick, low-cal meal.
#7. Chew Sugarless Gum
Chewing gum keeps your mouth busy and gives you some flavour to enjoy. Choose strong flavours, like mint, to keep you from snacking. When the snacking urge hits, pop in a stick of gum to curb your cravings.
Lose Weight Without Dieting
TIP: Did you know that walking one mile burns off 100 calories? Staying physically active is key to burning off calories, so go for it!
#8. Stay Active
Did you know that walking one mile burns 100 calories? And that you can also burn at least 100 calories by doing small tasks such as weeding, walking or mowing the lawn, or tidying the house. The key to burning calories is to stay physically active, so let's go!
You may also want to consider using the widely available weight loss hypnosis (or self-hypnosis). Even with long-term weight loss challenges, hypnosis has been scientifically proven to be effective for weight loss and can change brain connections.
The Bottom Line
Weight loss is about using up the calories you take in each day. If you try these tips to eat less and move more, you’ll lose weight without the dreaded dieting.
As well, obsessing over losing weight can become counterproductive. Stress does crazy things to your body and you will have a harder time losing weight if you stress about it. So stay calm, consistent, and follow the tips above.
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Unfortunately, it's not that simple. Exercise while ignoring your diet just isn't a good weight-loss strategy. To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you consume or eat fewer calories than your body uses each day. If you don't have a caloric deficit, you will not lose weight.
You want to eat the same number of calories (e.g., 1,500 per day) whether you exercise or not. That's not how calories or weight loss work. To increase your chances of losing weight, you need to eat fewer high-calorie foods, eat more lower-calorie foods, and burn more calories.
You will first lose hard fat that surrounds your organs like liver, kidneys and then you will start to lose soft fat like waistline and thigh fat. The fat loss from around the organs makes you leaner and stronger.
What happens to body fat when you shed pounds — do you sweat it out, pee it out or breathe it out? The answer is yes, yes and yes. How on earth does this happen? It helps to understand that our bodies are designed to store excess energy in fat cells.
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