Want to lose weight without any kind of exercise or a hardcore diet? Well then you’ve placed your foot on the perfect article. It gets difficult to find time to work out these days, after having spent a tiring 8 hours or more at the job or college but the good news is, you don’t have to depend on treadmills, stationary bikes and all sorts of machines to lose weight; you can shed those extra kilos by taking up these 10 simple tricks as part of your daily routine.
DRINK A GLASS OF WATER BEFORE EACH MEAL
Water not only keeps you well hydrated and aid in better digestion but it fills you up and decreases your appetite if you have a glass right before you sit to eat. This is one of the easiest ways to lose weight.
TRY SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE SWAPS
Swap foods containing the same nutrients but fewer calories. For instance, you could eat fresh fruits instead of dried or preserved fruits because 2 fresh Strawberries will contain 12 calories while 1 tablespoon of preserved Strawberry will contain 50 calories.
COMPLETE YOUR MEAL WITH A PIECE OF DARK CHOCOLATE
Opt for dark chocolate to quench your craving for sweets. Dark chocolate being a healthier option will provide almost similar satisfaction to pure milk chocolate consisting of a greater amount of artificial sweeteners. Dark chocolate is an effective anti-depressant while containing potential to be a weight cutter.
CONSCIOUSLY CONTROL THE PORTIONS OF YOUR MEAL
Measure the portions of each meal to keep a check on how much you consume. For example if you’re eating chips, don’t eat right from the packet, instead take out some and put the packet out of sight so that you cannot reach for more. Also it is a good idea to eat in a smaller plate as it holds less food but gives you the delusion of having eaten a lot.
MAKE MORE BODY MOVEMENTS
Walking 7 kilometres a day is a good way to keep your body in shape by burning the extra calories. As difficult as it might be to find time to engage in extensive working out, it is absolutely undemanding to do your walk while you’re in motion at times. You could walk around your office or school ground during break or snack time, choose to take the stairs instead of the lift and walk a little further to the next bus stop or park your car at a distance from your place of work.
EAT A LIGHT MEAL AT NIGHT
Don’t have heavy meals for dinner as it hinders digestion and can lead to the accumulation of fat in unwanted areas of the body.
AVOID SODA AND TOO MUCH OF ALCOHOL
Not only solid foods but liquids too could contribute to weight gain. Soda and alcohol during meals can add up to your calories so make sure you switch to other forms of drinks that would be flavoursome as well as have potential to cut fat. Try cucumber, celery, mint and lemon flavoured water. You could add to your lemon juice a dash of honey to make it even yummier.
MUNCH ON FOOD RICH IN PROTEIN AND FIBRE
When you’re hungry keep at bay calorie dense food and switch to food rich in fibre and protein. Food rich in fibre and protein include fresh fruits, eggs, grams and bean sprouts, chicken lightly tossed with fresh vegetables, etc.
DO NOT SKIP MEALS
Do not go hungry for long periods and remember especially to not skip breakfast as it can cause extensive calorie gain, when you dive into any and every food to satisfy your hunger after a long period of fast. A proper breakfast provides energy to the body to carry out extensive movements and constant motion turns calories into glucose which the body needs to perform stressful physical activities and hence skipping breakfast can lead to weight gain by curtailing body movements.
GET ATLEAST 7 TO 8 HOURS OF SLEEP
Inadequate sleep will cause you to feel hungry throughout the day and yet leave you with less energy to make body movements that aid in burning calories. Proper sleep will be a good source of energy.
Get your body toned using these effortless tips. Good luck!