Lose Weight Without Trying Hard – Thinking about losing weight, but the thought of all the exhausting work to do so keeps you on the couch?
What if I told you that you could lose weight without even trying that hard. Do you believe me?
If you follow some simple steps, I will mention below, it’s possible and you won’t have to starve yourself to do it.
How To Lose Weight Without Even Trying That Hard
There are many ways to lose weight without even trying, and if you merely add these simple weight loss tips into your daily routine, you can begin to watch the scale move in a promising direction.
If you are in the process of losing weight with a diet plan of your choice, these simple tips can help increase your efforts and improve your results.
What is a Pound?
To put it in the most simplistic terms, one pound is equal to 3,500 calories.
If you decided to introduce minor changes to your diet or increase your exercising levels, reducing 500 calories a day from your diet will lead to a weight loss of a pound a week without even trying.
Here are some ways you can accomplish this.
Studies have shown that chewing on sugarless gum throughout the day raises your metabolic rate by up to 20 percent.
How? What chewing gum does is it increases the digestive system, burns calories, and often slows down food like cravings.
Just by chewing gum alone, you can burn close to 10 pounds a year.
Packing A Lunch
Did you know that eating out daily can make you consume more food compared to if you eat at home or work?
Restaurants are known for including more salt to a plate of food than required, so you can drink more. As a result, you are drinking empty-calorie beverages like wine or beer to quench your thirst, you are losing a long hill.
Plus, by packing lunch or eating more at home, you can manage what is sprinkled on your food or how much food needs to be on your plate.
Sprinkling Flax On Your Food
High-fiber, ground flaxseed can help suppress your appetite and also eliminate calories.
The tremendous thing about flaxseed is you can add it to anything. Throw some into your morning yogurt, bake it in a morning muffin, or through it in a daily protein shake.
Brushing Your Teeth
When you brush your teeth after a meal, it tends to send a signal to your body that you’re done eating.
Plus, it makes your breath fresh without relying on gum and mints made with sugar that can cause you to crave something sweet.
Also, by brushing your teeth when you are craving something sweet, your brain knows it’s not the time to start craving something sugary.
Stop The Electronics
We are slaves to our phones and other electronic devices in the house.
Just by choosing to not use certain household electronics like electronic can openers, riding lawn mowers can burn a few calories here and there.
It’s time to bring back manual labor back to the house again!
Smelling Your Food
Do you have a craving for a chocolate chip cookie?
Allow yourself a delicious smell of something sweet like a cookie or muffin for 30 seconds, and take a small bite and leave that bite in your mouth for 30 seconds more.
Just by savoring and smelling your cravings can assist you to curb your cravings
Keep Inspirational Messages Everywhere
Surround yourself with positive motivation. Sure having support from family and friends is great, but they may be unavailable throughout the day to keep you going.
If you leave inspirational messages throughout your house, workplace, and everywhere else will help you stay motivated.
Here are some great messages to leave around the house to give you the motivation you need to keep you going: “Eat to Live; Don’t Live to Eat” and “Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.”
Add Soup To Your Diet
When it comes to meals, most of us eat salad as a pre-dinner side dish. But you if start your meal off with soup, it tends to help you eat less during your main course.
What soup does is helps curb your appetite, and if you eat hot soup it forces you to eat slower during your meals. Try introducing soups that are low in fat and calories like broth-based soups, and avoid anything that would be high in fat like cream-based soups.
Drink At Least 2 Liters A Day Of Water
Try to introduce a routine into your daily regime, in which you drink more than eight glasses a day in water.
What this does is it raises your metabolism slightly and forces your body to avoid water retention.
A suggestion for water consumption daily is to drink at least a glass of water before and during every meal as well as before and after workouts.
Don’t Skip Meals
Just by eating small meals throughout the day helps balance your calorie intake during the day and keeps your blood sugar level in check. In North America, we tend to eat three big meals throughout the day, instead of five to six small meals during the day.
If you make this change to your diet, you tend to not overeat during the big meals because you haven’t starved yourself between meals. This is my biggest downfall as I tend to eat three meals a day and workout daily but don’t lose weight at all.
The reason for this is that your body is storing food instead of burning it off because it doesn’t know when the next meal will be.
Don’t Avoid Exercise
Look at your daily routine right now. Do you wake up in the morning only to check social media on your smartphone for an hour? Do you always try finding the closest parking spot to the mall? Do you work on the third floor of a building and take the elevator instead of the stairs?
These are perfect examples of routines in your daily routine that can be changed. Instead of checking social media on your couch, head to the gym and check your Instagram feed on the stationary cycle.
Park further away from the front entrance at a grocery store, you can burn a few extra calories when you head back to your car with a loaded cart.
Make your daily routine a game by purchasing a Fitbit (click here for the link) and keep track of your steps.
I know I use my Fitbit daily and always focus on my target steps.
This way, if I need a few steps to achieve my daily goal, I will take the stairs at work instead of the elevator.
Reduce Caffeine Intake
This one is debatable for those that add a workout to his/her daily routine. But what caffeine does to your body is it increases the insulin in your body that stops the burning of your fat stores.
Just by reducing your caffeine intake will help you lose weight.
But I use caffeine before workouts to give me that extra burst I need during my workouts. That’s why I say it’s debatable.
If you love your coffee, try adding a treadmill workout in your day to avoid the insulin problem caffeine can cause to your body.
Plan Your Meals
Sunday is the perfect day to plan your week out when it comes to meals.
If you have a favorite diet that you are having success with, just by planning your meals you are aware of what to eat and not eat throughout the week.
Also, if you know you are heading off to an office dinner or a planned party that you know meals might be provided, just having a nutritious snack beforehand will avoid the party overeating.
Above are just a few suggestions that you can add to your daily routine that will help you lose weight without even trying.
These small adjustments can make a huge change to your weight loss goals in the long run!
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