A lot of the time we find all the reasons and excuses for why we just do not have the time to exercise. And if you are someone who wants to shed a few pounds off, these 9 simple ways to lose weight without exercise are your best bet for effective weight loss.
1. Never miss breakfast and eat boiled eggs for breakfast.
Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, however, missing breakfast has become a habit of today’s fast-paced lifestyle.
But if losing weight is something you aspire, you should never miss breakfast.
You need the energy for the day ahead. When you miss breakfast this will only make you crave more food later which makes you end up eating more.
Eat boiled eggs for your breakfast, eggs are a great source of energy. It is packed with inexpensive high-quality protein.
A good article that highlighted some of the nutritional benefits of eggs presented, one medium size egg contains:
76 Calories | 7.5 grams Protein | 5.1 grams Fat | 1.4 grams saturated fat |
Boiled egg, in particular, is easy to cook and convenient when you are on the go. It’s miles better than breakfast bar!
2. Load your water intake.
Water is a very important component of breaking down food for faster metabolism and all bodily processes involve water, therefore, our body constantly uses and loses water.
Water also helps in making you feel full so make a habit of drinking water.
Here are some tips to ensure your water intake:
- Keep water on your bedside table, so the very first thing you do when you wake up is to drink a glass of water.
- drink water right after drinking coffee or tea. (Additional tip: another reason why you should drink water right after drinking coffee or tea is to wash off stain from your mouth and teeth)
- drink water before and after you eat your meal or any snack
- Keep a handy water bottle when at work or traveling
3. Swap milk chocolate to dark chocolate.
Chocolate is one common addiction to many, I for one is guilty! It took me a lot of getting used to but it definitely was a wise decision to opt for dark chocolate.
Dark chocolates are a good source of polyphenols and flavonoidstwo awesome antioxidants capable of neutralizing free radicals thus preventing our body from cellular damage.
According to research the saturated fat content of dark chocolate has no effect on cholesterol level, which means eating dark chocolate does not pose any risk for high cholesterol.
The darker the chocolate the lesser sugar it contains which makes it an ace option for diabetics!
4. Volumise your plate with green leafy vegetables.
This is a little trick. When you see a plate full of food it will somehow give your brain a preemptive thought that you are going to be fully satisfied after you eat it.
The best way to do that is to have more green leafy vegetables on your plate, they occupy space but more importantly, green vegetables are full of minerals, they are a natural source of fiber.
They have a high water content which is good for adding hydration and they make you feel full!
5. Make Almonds your snack of choice.
Nuts are good food for snacking but almonds are your best choice! Almonds are proven to help burn stored fats.
Almonds are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber. According to an article by Medical News Today among the many benefits of Almonds are:
- Lowers Cholesterol Levels
- Reduces blood pressure
- Protects cell from oxidative damage due to its high Vitamin E content
- Improves over-all cardiovascular health
6. Swap flavored juices with water infused drinks.
I have mentioned the importance of water. Water infusions are great ways to detoxify the body.
Flavored juices are notorious for sugar content. More sugar, more stored fats. So start experimenting with some water infused drinks.
Here are some examples:
Let this infuse overnight
- Cucumber + Mint + Water
- Strawberry + Lemon + Water
- Pineapple + Basil + Water
7. Make a food shopping list for a week consumption, eat before you go food shopping and stick to your list!
You want to lose weight, you have to mean it! Make a list of healthier food for your meals and for snacking. Do not buy food for more than a week’s worth of consumption, stocking food is more likely to lead you to consume more than what is needed.
Eat before you go food shopping. When you are hungry you crave for food and when this happens in the middle of an aisle full of food, not good! You are likely to make that impulsive decision to buy unnecessary food items.
You made a list for a reason, so stick to that list!
8. Make walking your habit.
Walking is something we do naturally but it is actually a type of exercise. Walking is an effective exercise to lessen the risk of developing some of the diet-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
So make a habit of it. Go out for a walk when you can. Utilize your day to day walking as an exercise. Go for a long hike one weekend.
9. Do Yoga.
Yoga is a type of mindful practice, an active form of meditation that focuses on building mental and physical strength, it is an awesome exercise that you can literally do anywhere anytime.
It’s a type of exercise you can easily fit into your schedule. There are thousands of yoga poses great for boosting metabolismconsequently losing weight.
I cannot speak highly enough about Yoga, you have to try it to see it for your self!