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Losing Weight Without Working Too Hard

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Losing Weight Without Working Too Hard

Choosing a variety of healthy foods to eat and finding some time to exercise is a bit of a challenge, but you do not have to turn your lifestyle upside down to do it. Incorporating just a few key changes will result in substantial weight loss over a period of time.

The following suggest the top five tips on losing weight and not working too hard in the process.

1. Avoid Working Out

Does the phrase "working out" or "exercise" bring to mind negative impressions of hardcore work out machinery, excessive sweat, pain, and absolute dread?

If so, you are not alone. For many people, simply thinking about working out sends them in the other direction. Therefore, you should just avoid it. Perhaps the secret to exercising is to never refer to it as exercising. After all, "exercise" is just a similar expression for moving your body.

2. Take A Walk

You can walk without intentionally 'going for a walk'. Here's how:

  • Opt for the stairs whenever possible
  • Park your car in the farthest parking lot available
  • Use a push mower instead of a riding lawn mower
  • Walk or use the stairs at the airport instead of using the moving walkways or escalators
  • Actually walk your dog instead of hiring a dog walker
  • If possible and weather permitting, walk to your job

You can move your body, stimulate your muscles, and burn an excessive amount of calories by integrating many pleasurable activities into your day such as riding your bike, taking your kids to the park, washing your car, or redecorating your favorite room in the house.

3. Avoid Dehydration

Staying hydrated is a key factor in losing weight. Always drink enough water throughout the day (half your body weight in ounces) and drink a full glass before eating a meal. It will actually curb your hunger and you will end up eating less food.

Is it the holiday season or maybe you are going to a party? Always hold a bottle of water or low-calorie drink in one hand. This will keep you from nibbling too much food at the spread in addition to decreasing the temptation for calorie-rich cocktails.

4. Eat More, Not Less

Include some of your favorite nutrient-rich foods such as succulent grapes, fresh kiwi, or vitamin-packed bananas throughout the day for a healthy snack.

They will provide the energy you need, and also keep you full until your next meal.

5. Switch To Lighter Version Of Your Favorite Foods

Denying yourself your favorite foods repeatedly can be psychologically harmful to your overall outlook of achieving optimal health. No one wants to go without their favorite food. So why not swap your favorite foods to a low-cal version of the ones you crave the most? Try to incorporate low-fat ice cream for dessert or reduced-fat cheese on your homemade pizza. This may not sound like much, but over time, it will make a difference.

Increase your fiber intake while cutting back on fat calories. You can easily add fiber to your pizza pie by mixing-in some green and red bell peppers to your toppings. Not only is this a healthy choice, it will allow you to feel fuller longer.

 


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