Obesity is one of the major serious problems in the Modern Age. As our lifestyle continues to get cosier, we are becoming lazier and obese. No matter what age group you are, you will find every two out of four people around you obese. When people start noticing the obese you, that’s when the real humiliation and embarrassment starts.
To deal with that, we undergo rigorous training and diets, but only a few with strong determination succeed. What about the ones who don’t succeed?
Well, either they accept their new form and get used to the embarrassment, or they start trying out shortcuts to get back in shape. As a result, these shortcuts disappoint you and contributes to the stress build-up.
The problem doesn’t lie in the methods. It lies with simple logic that we all fail to understand. You have to burn more calories in a day than you accumulate. To do that, you don’t need to work out like models or celebrities. You just have to follow a healthy routine and be patient enough to witness the results (obviously, your years of fat won’t go in a day or two).
So, here are ten basic tips that can help you in losing weight without workouts and dieting.
Tip 1: Get Unhealthy Foods out of Sight
There is a higher chance of craving for unhealthy food when it’s right in front of you than when it’s not. This, in turn, leads to weight gain.
So, either store them in closets, cupboards, or even out of your reach. And replace your tabletops with healthy items like salads, fruits and healthy nuts.
Tip 2: Eat Fibrous Foods
Fibre-rich foods tend to make you feel fuller and less hungry. When a vicious fibre like oats, beans, or flax seeds, comes in contact with water, it slows down hunger and keeps you full for longer by increasing the nutrient absorption time.
Some good sources of Fiber include Avocado, Oats, Quinoa, Beans, Peanut Butter, Kale, Apple, Spinach, Sprouts, etc.
Tip 3: Drink enough amounts of Water
Drinking enough amounts of water can help you with losing weight faster. A study shows people who drink water before their meal lost weight faster than the ones who did not. They were able to lose 44% more weight compared to the rest.
You can make a habit of drinking half a litre of water before every meal to reduce your calorie intake. Keep a water bottle close to you to remind yourself of your thirst every once in a while.
Tip 4: Chew your food thoroughly
While we are eating, our brain takes a while to know we are full. Chewing your food thoroughly will help you disintegrate your food more, thus reducing the load on your stomach. This, in turn, leads to easy digestion.
A recent study shows that people who tend to eat fast are more likely to get obese than the ones who eat slowly. Chewing properly will make you feel full with a lesser amount of calories.
Tip 5: Have Proper Sleep
The modern lifestyle has ruined our sleep routine completely. We all are late-night owls scrolling through our social media accounts. Neglecting sleep for long can disrupt the appetite-regulating hormones. Moreover, lack of sleep, elevates your cortisol hormone (responsible for stress), at a faster level.
In the long run, deprivation of sleep can lead to several diseases, obesity, and diabetes too. Hence, you should sleep for at least 6-8 hours daily and take less stress.
Tip 6: Spices & Herbs helps you get slim
Very few people are aware of the fact that the use of spices helps a lot in shedding weight. Using spices like Cumin, Ginger, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cinnamon, etc. helps you put restrictions on your appetite, thus increasing your metabolism.
Tip 7: Deep Breathing: One-stop closer to exploring yourself
Deep Breathing isn’t just any exercise. It is one step forward on the path of self-exploration. Deep Breathing stimulates the lymphatic system of our body, thus improving metabolism and make it work more efficiently. Helping oxygen reach every part of the body; exercising every relaxed muscle is one way to get your body back in shape. You can try Meditation for the same benefits too.
Tip 8: Try Multi-Tasking
Multi-Tasking does get us tired, but it helps you burn a lot of calories. The activities that you thought useless might be another boost to your health. Take your pet out for a long walk, listen to music while working, help elderly people with their chores, and see the change for yourself.
Tip 9: Ignore Sugary Drinks
One of the worst ingredients in your daily life is a Sugar-Added Drink. Beverages like Soda not only increase the risk of diseases but also makes you gain weight with the excess calorie they contain.
Moreover, since it is in a liquid form, it affects your body more effectively than a solid ingredient. So, in short, if you want to enjoy long-term health benefits, make sure you ignore sugary drinks from now on.
Tip 10: Say NO to Electronics while Eating
You must have been advised not to watch or use electronic gadgets while eating. Well, it turns out that advice is pretty scientific. When you are eating carelessly, you often lose attention and end up overeating. A study shows people who lose track of how much they have eaten, end up taking 25% extra calories than the ones who ate while paying attention.
These were some of the best ways out there that can help you lose weight/fat without those ”good for nothing” diets and “rigorous” workouts. Start by adopting one or two of them, follow them patiently, and go on with incorporating more in your life. Patience is the key. So, no need to give up now, we have a lot of work to do.