Diet plans can be challenging to stick to for a long period of time. It can also be hard to find the time to exercise. What if I told you losing weight doesn’t necessarily require breaking a sweat? No jokes. There are several tips that can help you consume fewer calories with minimal efforts.
Here are 10 easy ways to lose weight without exercise or diet. Implement these tips for a healthy lifestyle. Here you go!
This has to be number one on this list. Water should be the first thing that goes into your body, every day. Having a glass of water before a meal helps you lose weight and eat less. Apart from it’s filling ability, it helps pinpoint your hunger level. Replace water with your regular sodas and experience a greater result.
So, set reminders on your phone or download a water reminder app that will help keep a count of the number of glasses of water you drink in a day.
Don’t Skip Breakfast
It is a common misconception that skipping breakfast causes weight loss. There is a reason why breakfast is described as the most important meal of the day. The reason being that it controls hunger long into the day. When you skip breakfast, your blood sugar level drops. You become extremely hungry and end up impulsively snack on unhealthy foods.
Use Smaller Serving Plates
Portion control is an easy way to lose weight without exercise. Use a smaller plate to trick yourself into eating less. A small plate makes your food portion look bigger by giving your brain the illusion that you are eating more than you actually are. Bigger plates, on the other hand, make you eat more.
Eat Fiber-Rich Foods
Foods rich in fiber help you feel fuller for a while, therefore reducing food intake. Here is how it works: Dietary fiber forms a gel that slows down digestion. Some examples of fiber-rich foods are Vegetables, Whole grains, Legumes, Fruits. Fiber-rich foods also increase nutrient absorption and prevent constipation.
You might want to think twice when discarding an orange fiber after juicing!
Writing down what you eat every day makes you aware of how much you’re eating, what you’re eating and why you are eating. Better still, download a food diary app.
Chewing your food slowly gives your brain enough time to process that you’ve had enough to eat. This helps curb overeating because you will tend to feel full even if you didn’t eat much. Enjoy your food, don’t rush.
Eat Without Electronic Distractions
Mindful eating is an excellent tool for weight management. Pay attention to what you are eating. This would help reduce food cravings and improve portion control. Eating while watching TV or using other electronic devices would make you lose track of how much you are actually eating.
Have you noticed how you can easily finish a big bowl of popcorn at the cinema in less than 15 mins?
Avoid Stress and Sleep well
Increased stress level and lack of sleep disrupt certain hormones that can increase your cravings for unhealthy foods. Also, the body burns calories when you’re asleep.
The Apple Test
Use this trick is to stop binge eating. Before snacking on high-calorie food, ask yourself; “Would I want to eat an apple now?” If the answer is no, you are not hungry but trying to eat out of boredom. If you love apples and this would probably not work for you, try it with any food you consider boring.
Enjoy A Cheat Day
I like to call it an “I earned it a day”. Sounds better, right? Once in a while, reward yourself with your favorite junk food. But do it in moderation. Rewarding yourself with a cheat day would help you stick to your weight loss plan.
There you have it. Very easy ways to lose weight without exercise or diet. We hope you found this helpful. If you did, drop a comment in the comment box below.