How To Lose Weight Without Exercise – 10 Easy WaysBy 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.
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