Let’s not sugarcoat the fact that sticking to a workout or diet plan can be difficult for some people. You would be surprise how just making some simple changes in your daily lifestyle can actually help you lose weight. You can shed pounds without crash dieting or doing intense workouts.
Here are 6 hacks on how to lose weight without exercise or diet.
1. Reduce Your Stress
Hey, don’t despise the power of stress! We’ve heard of people around us losing weight because of stress from work. It’s true that stress can lead to weight loss. However, it can lead to weight gain as well. Do take note on this! Different people have different immune system. There is no guarantee one would lose weight due to stress. The best way is to always surround yourself with positive people and do activities that will help you reduce stress. Women especially opt to go shopping, café hopping, watching a movie, or hanging out with friends on weekend as a way of blowing off steam.
2. Eat Healthier Food
The first step of eating healthier food is avoid processed foods and beverages that contain high level of sugar. Processed foods and high level of sugar consumption requires a lot of exercise and workout in order to burn out the calories. Fast food, junk food, snacks, carbonated drinks and so on do not provide any nutritional content to your body, but slows down your immune system. Hence, it is advisable to cut off processed food to keep your body healthy and fit always.
3. Cut Carbs
As most dietary guidelines mentioned, carbs contain 45 to 65 percent of our daily calories, so cutting off carbs in your daily meal can help you to lose weight with a faster result. To do so, you can lessen your intake of carbohydrates such as rice, bread, sugar, starches and etc. On the other hand, replace them with protein, vegetables or fruits. Low-carb diets can help us in lowering blood pressure and blood sugar, cause weight loss and improve our body health.
4. Turn Housekeeping Chores Into A Workout
We are talking about killing two birds with one stone! All of us would definitely need to do some housekeeping chores every week such as vacuuming, mopping, reorganizing closet, wash clothes, mowing the garden and so on. However, all these activities can actually turn into a mild workout. Housekeeping chores normally take up to 2 hours per week, which is approximately same duration with workout. So, do pick some high-energy housekeeping chores as it helps you to burn your calories.
5. Taking Stairs/Short Walk
In a sedentary job, we often face our laptop or desktop for a long period. Sitting for hours may put you at risk of suffering from chronic back pain. We don’t get the chance to walk around or stand except during lunch time. Here’s where staircase and short walk can benefit us. Likewise, getting off the elevator three to four level before your destination and take the staircase in a regular basis. In addition, you may park your car further and take a short walk to your destination. Both of these practices can keep us healthy and burn calories.
6. Practice Portion Control
Portion control is a practice of having more meals and less portion per meal. For example, you can have lunch and dinner twice, but most importantly the portion per meal has to be lesser than the normal intake. Smaller portion of meal reduces hunger and gastric problem. In addition, your body will not feel ‘stress’ to digest a large amount of food all in one go. You can have healthy snacks such as oats, cucumber, tomatoes between meals.