How To Lose Weight Without Exercise – 10 Easy Ways

By Jared DiCarmine On August 11, 2011 Under Exercise For Fat Loss, Nutrition For Fat Loss

If you want to lose weight without exercise, it is certainly doable, especially if you have a lot of weight to lose. In fact the more weight you have to lose, the less you have to exercise in the beginning. This is because just from carrying around all of that extra weight, your body is burning a higher amount of calories than a person who is of average weight. Many people do not realize that and that is one reason why a lot of people hit a plateau as they lose more and more weight. They are essentially getting lighter by the day, therefore their body does not have to burn so much calories to just move.

But here are 10 easy ways that you too can lose weight without exercising.

Tip 1: Park far away from the mall or any shopping area. This is called NEPA which stands for non exercise physical activity. The further away you park, the more you will have to walk. Add this up over time and you burn thousands of extra calories by essentially doing nothing. So shopping takes you 5 minutes more than usual. I think the sacrifice is worth it. Don’t you think?

Tip 2: Limit your carbs per day. Carbohydrates are good, but only in certain instances. However they can be the devil when it comes to you and losing weight without exercising. You see, the body loves carbs. It prefers carbs over any type of fuel source for energy. However the tricky thing with carbohydrates is if your body does not need them right away and your energy stores are full such as muscle and liver glycogen and you’re not exercising, then those carbs you just ate will most likely be stored as body fat. Not cool if you ask me. So you’re better off just cutting all the carbs out of your day.

Tip 3: Fill up on vegetables. Filling up on veggies is one of the best things you can do for weight loss and to keep hunger pains at bay. The great thing about vegetables is they are very low in carbohydrates. In fact, they do contain some trace amounts of carbs, but they are mostly from fiber and barely rise your blood sugar at all. And you also get all of the wonderful health benefits from vegetables that fight cancer and disease.

Tip 4: Feeling hungry? Then drink some sugar free lemon aid. It’s great to cut your cravings in half. I’m dead serious; this works so well this tip. I use it myself sometimes when I’m not allowed to have a meal yet and I’m seriously hungry. It’s great because it satisfies my sweet tooth without any added calories. All I do is grab a glass, add some cold water. Then add 2 tbs of splenda and a squirt of lemon. It tastes fresh and sweet and my hunger is gone.

Tip 5: Cut your portions in half. Cutting your portions in half is a lot easier than you think. A lot of us misinterpret how much we eat each day because we are just used to that amount. However, the amount of calories we take in is usually way over the amount we need because of our portions and because of the plates and bowls we are using. The bigger the plate or bowl, the smaller the amount of food looks on that plate or bowl. Therefore, we subconsciously feel like we have to fill up all the blank space and that’s what we do. So what you can do is use smaller plates and bowls and you’ll automatically cut down on your serving sizes.

Tip 6: Throw in a fast day of nothing but protein shakes. You can find out more about this in my feast and famine diet. Having nothing but protein shakes for one day will do wonders for your weight loss and really speeds up the process. You might think it will be really hard not to eat solid food, but it is extremely doable for one day, especially since you’re having protein shakes instead of a normal fast where you eat nothing. It’s also great because it gives your digestive system a break from working and it increases your insulin sensitivity. Something you need to be weary of if you are overweight. You don’t want to become insulin resistant at all. This causes diabetes.

Tip 7: Eat more protein. Again this tip kind of goes hand in hand with eating more veggies. Protein is extremely satiating and really fills you up. For example, you would easily be able to eat 6 doughnuts at 200 calories a piece; totaling 1200 calories, but you wouldn’t be able to eat 2 pounds of chicken breasts. The equivalent of 1200 calories. That would be almost impossible. That’s the great thing about protein. It really fills you up. It’s also great because it’s 30% more thermogenic than carbs or fats. This means your body has to burn that much more calories to break down protein as opposed to carbs or fats. A double whammy!

Tip 8: Instead of eating 6 small meals throughout the day, eat 3 big meals during the day. I know this goes against most conventional wisdom but hear me out. This eating 6meals a day is total B.S. It all depends on the person and their lifestyle. Personally, I rather be full for a longer period of time and be able to eat a bigger meal than eat small eats throughout the day. This raises blood sugar throughout the day in spikes which is not good for your waistline.

Tip 9: Always take the stairs. No elevators allowed on this plan! Taking the stairs will be daunting and annoying at first, but will be great because of all the extra calories you’ll be burning. It’s a simple way to “workout” without even “working out.”

Tip 10: And if all else fails, just go to the gym and exercise. Really, it’s just so good for you and it will help speed up your results. It’s amazing what exercise can do for your health and how it can cut down your risk of disease.

But hey, I hoped you liked this article on different ways on how to lose weight without exercise. Please leave me a comment below to let me know what you think!

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. Treating Scoliosis
    August 11, 2011
    7:04 pm #comment-1

    Sure you can lose weight simply by eating healthier foods, but it’s really a combination of changing your diet and exercise habits that will yield the best results. People claim that they don’t exercise because they don’t have enough time or because they think it’s boring. Thirty minutes a day can make a big difference and there are lots of fun ways to exercise.

  2. Jennifer
    August 12, 2011
    4:22 pm #comment-2

    Lemon juice is a great idea. It helps to detox the body by cleansing the liver. However, Splenda is very unhealthy. Splenda is just chlorinated sugar. There have been studies done that show the terrible health impacts that Spenda and the other artificial sweeteners have on the body. I’d use real sugar rather than the artificial sweeteners! Instead of artificial sweeteners, recommend stevia to your readers. It is zero calories and is natural.

  3. Andrew Pelt
    September 24, 2011
    12:27 am #comment-3

    I believe that avoiding packaged foods is the first step to lose weight. They could taste great, but highly processed foods have very little nutritional value, making you feed on more simply to have enough electricity to get throughout the day. Should you be constantly eating these foods, moving over to cereals and other complex carbohydrates will let you have more electricity while feeding on less. Great blog post.

  4. Michele
    September 26, 2011
    3:24 pm #comment-4

    Thank you for this article. It was wonderful and very helpful!

  5. hannah
    September 27, 2011
    6:52 am #comment-5

    i know some tip that is been provided by you is successful i hope it would really help me in a big way. Because i really do’t like the way i look. i want to look at myself as a new person when i lose weight. Please it would be a great if you could help me.

  6. monte
    September 27, 2011
    6:11 pm #comment-6

    appreciable article about a healthy life,……….

    Thanks :)

  7. Prince Abdul
    October 7, 2011
    6:44 am #comment-7

    am 24, my weight is 79kg and i also like to lose my weight, i stop eating breakfast and super time, i use to some banana,apple,orange, lemon, during the day, and i realy feel more hungry than before, i dont use medicall treatmens and exercise, so i dnt get some change for my weight, what must i add please if you are a weight losser??????????

  8. victoria brueland
    October 16, 2011
    9:52 pm #comment-8

    does this stuff really work?

  9. ankitv
    October 27, 2011
    6:30 am #comment-9

    Oh its really an amazing idea to lose weight. THANX FOR SUCH A GREAT ADVICE

  10. Drift
    November 9, 2011
    5:10 pm #comment-10

    i m 20 year old….2 month ago my weight is 56…bt now my weight is my weight is 69…since my body didn’t get too fatter but now me belly is there how to resolve that…please help me mail me in my mail id..driftracer24@gmail.com

  11. akansha vichare
    November 18, 2011
    8:50 am #comment-11

    my weight is 54 & my age is 36 i am looking very faty how to loss my weight

  12. coco
    January 4, 2012
    5:45 pm #comment-12

    hi, im 14 yrs old and i weight 74 kg so im fat but im not huge because im tall but i really need to lose weight . i dont have time to exercise bcs im busy studying or cleaning or at school plus i dont live in america i live in the arab countries in this specific country im not really allowed to go to a gym bcs im a girl only boys can so plzzz i only have 5 months and half to lose my weight so HELP MEE PLZZ :( :(:(

    • Gajaen
      February 1, 2012
      7:08 pm #comment-13

      Go for a run everyday for 20 mins minimum.
      Dont change ur diet, instead up ur metabolic rate, ur young so many things on this page shouldnt apply to u.
      Ur body will just shed the pounds, you’ll see.
      Good luck….

  13. Ethan Poltrack
    June 8, 2012
    4:41 pm #comment-14

    Hey great site and thanks for the good content. I found sticking to a plan is the biggest challenge for most. Hope everything is going well.

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