Losing weight is often a long and difficult process. Essential part of that process is eating well and exercising. However there are ways you can lose weight without exercising or always eating healthy food. Although it is not recommended ditching exercise and a healthy diet, doing things from this list can certainly help you with your weight loss efforts.
Drink more water
While water does not burn fat, keeping your body hydrated can definitely help you lose weight. By filling your stomach with water you can prevent overeating. Sometimes we may confuse thirst with hunger. So next time you’re hungry, drink some water first and make sure you aren’t just thirsty.
Drink green tea
Green tea boosts your metabolism and its active compounds bolster the effects of some fat-burning hormones that cause fat cells to break down fat. This releases fat into the bloodstream and makes it available as energy, which is essentially how fat burns.
Sometimes weighting yourself can be depressing, but knowing the number on the scale will give you a reality check and help you keep on track allowing you to adjust your diet or daily routine when needed.
Have more sex
Sex is not only fun but it can also help you burn calories. On average 25 minutes of sexy action can burn around 90 calories. Sex is also great for improving your mood and preventing carb and fat cravings. It also improves your sleep which will make your body burn fat more effectively.
Sleep deprivation can affect our body’s ability to regulate appetite leading to more food cravings. Getting at least eight hours of sleep will help your body regulate hunger better.
Eat Smaller Meals More Frequently
Having five to six small meals throughout the day rather than three large ones has its benefits. The longer you wait between meals, the hungrier you may get, increasing your chances of overeating. Eating a small portion every few hours will keep you from getting hungry between meals. Research has shown that eating smaller meals throughout the day can also help lower cholesterol.
Use Small Plates
Eating food from a smaller plate makes the portions look bigger even though they are the same. Sometimes it can be tempting to add more food if you still have some room on your plate so try to use smaller plates, which over time will teach you to eat less food.
Acupuncture and herbs
Acupuncture teaches that weight gain can be the result of disturbed energy flow to and from the regulating center of the brain —the hypothalamus, which regulates the body’s temperature, circadian rhythm and more important, thirst and hunger. Some believe that acupuncture balances the flow of energy in the body, allowing the hypothalamus to better regulate our thirst and hunger.
Eat a Good Breakfast
And that doesn’t mean pile up the bacon, hash browns, and breakfast breads. Eat a heavy-on-protein breakfast every day will help you control your hunger long into the day. For breakfast consider eggs, yogurt, or peanut butter.
Don’t say, “I can’t”
Whether you’re trying to sidestep a fast food drive thru, leftover Halloween candy, or heaping plates of food at Thanksgiving, don’t tell yourself what you can’t eat. New research says you’ll get better results if you frame it a little differently and focus on what you don’t eat. “Can’t” sounds more like punishment than being healthy, researchers say, and it creates a sense of self-deprivation that can tank your motivation. On the other hand, reminding yourself you “don’t” eat certain foods helps steel your willpower towards a healthier lifestyle.
Forget about diet soda
Research out of the University of Texas at Austin found that people who drank diet soda tended to have larger waists. After following 474 people for about a decade, they found that those who drank diet soda had a 70% greater increase in waist circumferences compared with non-drinkers.
Eat raw fruit and vegetables
When you’re hungry, grabbing a piece of fruit is easy—no cooking is required. Fruits are naturally sweet, high in fiber, and full of hydration. If you fill up on fruits, you’ll be less likely to want to eat other foods. Raw vegetables can have the same effect.
Eat Spiced Food
If you like spiced food we have some good news for you, research has shown that many spices such as garlic and pepper can help reduce curb craving in addition to helping your body burn fat better. Many spices have multiple health benefits that, paired with a healthy balanced diet and moderate exercise, can certainly lead to eventual weight loss.
Laughter really may be the best medicine. Not only does it calm the nerves, improve the immune system, and break the ice, but it also burns calories. Yes, a good giggle provides a natural cardiovascular workout for your insides, by increasing your heart rate and circulation, and toning your abdominal muscles.
Avoid eating late at night
Because your body doesn’t burn a lot of calories while you’re asleep, you’re more likely to hang onto whatever you eat before bed. Try to set a deadline for yourself, it is recommended not to eat anything for at least 2 hours before you go to sleep.
Chew Strong Mint Gum
Chew sugarless gum with a strong flavor when you’re at risk for a snack attack. Making dinner after work, socializing at a party, watching TV, or surfing the Internet are a few dangerous scenarios for mindless snacking. Gum with a big flavor punch overpowers other foods so they don’t taste good.
Eyeball Your Skinny Clothes
Hang an old favorite dress, skirt, or a smokin’ pair of jeans where you’ll see them every day. This keeps your eyes on the prize. Choose an item that’s just a little too snug, so you reach this reward in a relatively short time. Then pull out last year’s cocktail dress for your next small, attainable goal.
Avoid Smoking And Consuming Alcohol
The nicotine and the alcoholic contents promote weight gain. The term ‘beer belly’ didn’t come into existence out of nowhere! So prioritize your health over everything else and stick with your aim of getting a flat tummy.
Drink more milk
Milk is very rich in calcium and vitamin D. Some research has suggested that there is a link between weight loss and calcium and vitamin D intake and some folks claim that there is a link between being overweight and vitamin D deficiency. Please don’t start chugging a gallon of milk a day and popping all the vitamin D you can find. Talk to your doctor first, and determine what dosage works best for your body.
Take a walk
Walking. Running’s just as glamorous cousin. Yes, running is awesome, but truth be told, so is walking. And I mean, walking is really awesome. Why? Because if you choose to, you could get up right now, just go outside and walk. You can pretty much walk anywhere, anytime. Walking can be incorporated into your daily routine with ridiculous ease. If you are overweight or have health issues walking is a much better and more feasible exercise than running.