5 No Exercise Weight Loss Tips
Want to lose weight but don’t have the time to spend hours in the gym? You can! And it won’t be nearly as hard as you’ve been led to believe. No starving yourself, and certainly no living off of disgusting, slimy shakes.
Below, you’ll find five easy weight loss tips that require absolutely no exercise at all. In fact, none of them even require you leaving the house. Keep reading to see just how quick and simple losing weight really can be!
Stop Drinking Your Calories: Treating yourself to a Starbucks run may seem like a nice reward after a hard workout or successful day of healthy eating, but just one visit could easily erase all your positive work and then some.
Always check the calories and other nutritional info on anything you’re putting into your body, including drinks. Try to choose water, as drinking just 2 glasses of water 30 minutes before dinner has been proven to lead to incredible fat burning and weight loss results.
A study by the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that this led to increases in metabolism of up to 30%, with another study finding that those who followed this practice lost an average of 9.48 pounds over 12 weeks without making any other changes!
Watch Your Toppings: Continuing on the “check everything” theme… make sure you’re not just worrying about the nutritional content of your main food and drink. What you top your food with can easily be a diet killer as well!
Mayo on a grilled chicken sandwich? That will add a whopping 94 calories per tablespoon. Ranch on your salad? Even worse! 145 calories per serving. Instead opt for healthy, low cal toppings like peppers, veggies, or salsa/hot sauce. Most are zero calorie, or 5-10 calories per serving at worse.
Sleep in a Dark, Dark Room: Okay, I know this sounds like a weird one but hear me out. The reason behind this is that the darker your room is, the higher amount of melatonin your body will produce, which is required for an optimal metabolism.
Since your body burns more calories naturally with an increased metabolism, you certainly want to keep that humming along. Lack of sleep has also been linked to binge eating, which is a diet no-no for obvious reasons.
Have Protein at Every Meal: Making lean proteins like chicken or turkey a regular part of your diet has many huge weight loss benefits. For starters, it will help you to stay feeling full while cutting calories because protein takes longer for your body to breakdown than even complex carbs.
This will help you avoid giving into urges that will ruin all your progress. It also benefits you when it comes to fat burning, as your body will not begin breaking down fat stores if you’re not getting enough protein. Learn more in our article losing weight with protein.
Avoid Foods High in Salt: Eating too much salt isn’t just bad for your health, it also has a negative effect on both your weight and appearance. High levels of salt consumption will cause your body to increase water retention (or “water weight”).
This added water weight doesn’t mean higher levels of body fat, but will show up on the scale which leads many to abandon diets they think aren’t working when in reality, they just need to cut down on the salt. Worst of all, it will make you appear as if you’ve gained weight.
Who knew that you could sleep in as part of your weight loss plan, right? But it’s true! Just follow the tips above and you’ll see the pounds falling off faster and easier than you ever imagined possible. Good luck, and be sure to pin this! 🙂