Your body-weight fluctuates naturally every day. So if you want to lose weight, all you need to do is burn more calories than what you eat. Now if that calorie burning is in the form of a dedicated gym routine or a nutritionist’s diet, you don’t consider it easy. Do you? So here are 5 steps to show you how to lose weight naturally without crowding your already busy schedule.
Want to know how to lose weight fast without exercise? Start with eating healthy. Your daily diet should resemble a rainbow made of fresh fruits, green veggies, and healthy proteins. These are low in calories yet high in fibers, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Eat whole fruits and not juices. Try to smartly cut out sodium, saturated fat and added sugar from anything you eat. The simplest way to do this is reduce buying food and preparing your meals at home. Cut down on excess carbs with whole grains and superfoods.
All ancient civilizations were born beside water bodies because of a reason. Water just doesn’t quench your thirst. It’s not something like food, which you should have only when you feel the need. Even the smallest unit of the human body – the cell to all organs and metabolic processes need water to function without any discomfort. Eight glasses a day is a must. Next time, you feel thirsty grab a plain glass of water instead of anything artificial to cut out the extra sugar and also boost your metabolism.
Have you noticed that at wholesale outlets you tend to buy excess stuff because you have so much in front of you at dirt-cheap prices? The same psychology applies while eating. The more drooling portions you have in front of you and the quicker you eat, the more you tend to gorge. Divide your entire food intake into 5 smaller portions at regular intervals to be full while eating less in quantity. Start with a heavy breakfast followed by a filling Lunch and finish with a light dinner. In between always snack on whole fruits, nuts or anything but fast food.
“All work and no play make jack a dull boy.” Were you taught this age-old proverb in your nursery classes? Or while growing up, did you get addicted to leisure and sank into couches with endless hours of a videogame rather than any outdoor sport. If this is you, start by taking the stairs and not the lift. Walk for nearby shopping rather than driving. Leading an active life is characterized by at least 30 minutes of brisk walking, running, cycling, rowing or even a home exercise routine which gets your heart pumping to increase your metabolic rate and make you lose weight by burning fat as you sweat. Start at your own pace and build a habit.
No matter how tough it maybe, but you need to accept that you have not gained this excess weight in a day. So you can’t lose it in a week or even a month. But big-long-plans made with high hopes often fail due to the lack of feasibility. Plan short-term, measurable goals with your lifestyle limitations in mind. You can’t force fats into submission. But you can inspire yourself to achieve long-term goals with these short-term victories.