Weight Loss Without Dieting: Easy Ways To Lose Weight Fast
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Sure, you can lose weight quickly. There are plenty of fad diets that work to shed pounds rapidly while leaving you feeling hungry and deprived. But what good is losing weight only to regain it? To keep pounds off permanently, it’s best to lose weight slowly. And many experts say you can do that without going on a diet. Instead, the key is making simple tweaks to your lifestyle.
So, you want to lose some weight without going on a diet. Some may wonder: is that even possible? To lose weight without dieting? Well, let’s quickly analyze what it takes to loose some weight. If you didn’t know already, weight loss is a function of calorie intake and calories burned. If you have a calorie surplus over a period of time, you will probably have gained a little weight, and conversely, if you had a calorie deficit over that same period of time, you will likely have lost a little weight. Pretty simple and straight forward right? Adopt one or more of these simple, painless strategies to help lose weight without going on a diet.
Eat When You’re Hungry:
Think suffering with a growling tummy is the way to drop pounds? Wrong! Women who eat when hungry and stop when satisfied have a lower average body-mass index than those who eat for other reasons, a study by Tylka finds. Try to tune in to your body’s signals. “If your hunger comes on suddenly, then it’s probably being triggered by an emotion or event,” Tylka says. Instead of raiding the fridge, ask yourself what you’re truly feeling. If you’re stressed, call a friend or hit the gym for a fun class. Bored? Start a Sudoku puzzle or plan your next vacation.
And give yourself a little love. Other research by Tylka concludes that women who are satisfied with their body are more likely to eat when they’re hungry, and vice versa. Each morning when you look in the mirror, praise (out loud) one thing you like about your body, instead of focusing on flaws.
Spice it Up:
A little hot pepper can go a long way. They contain capsaicin, a substance that not only jump starts your metabolism, but also fosters a sense of fullness, so you are less likely to overeat. Try adding some extra flavor (and fire!) to your vegetables, or sprinkle some over a sandwich.
Chemicals in onions and curry may also ward off colon cancer, a study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology notes. Patients who took supplements with curcumin, the yellow pigment in curry, and the antioxidant quercetin, a flavonoid found in onions, had more than 50 percent fewer colon polyps.
Surrender the Salt Shaker:
Salt may be calorie-free, but it can still contribute to body fat — and not only because it piggybacks on greasy snacks such as fries and chips. A review in Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases reports that as salt intake increased by more than 50 percent in the United States since 1985, so did consumption of sweet beverages such as soda and juice. Salt leads to thirst, which Americans tend to quench with big sugary drinks. Seek out packaged products labeled low-salt or low-sodium, which means they have less than 140 milligrams per serving. (Your daily limit is 2,300mg.) And if you indulge in something salty, wash it down with sparkling water or unsweetened iced tea instead of sweet sips.
Pack in the Protein:
Lean protein, in the way of poultry, fish, legumes or low-fat dairy, keeps you fuller, longer and has been shown to have fat burning benefits as well. A study in the journal Nutrition and Dietetics showed that overweight people who regularly consumed high-protein meals improved their fat burning ability.
Pumping up your intake of protein from non-animal sources such as whole-grain cereal, tofu and beans may also lower your blood pressure. These foods are also rich in fiber and magnesium, which can help reduce your risk of dying from heart disease by 5 percent. Toss tofu in salads or snack on unsalted nuts and seeds.
Laugh Out Loud:
The simplest slim-down strategy (and our personal fave): LOL! According to the International Journal of Obesity, giggling for 15 minutes a day activates your abs and facial muscles, burning up to 40 calories, or the equivalent of walking half a mile. And while of course laughter should not replace your exercise routine, tuning into The Office while walking on the treadmill or taking a workday water cooler break from a few chuckles is highly encouraged.
Sleep it Off:
Getting enough shut-eye can keep your body from storing fat, scientists at Laval University in Quebec note. Night owls who log fewer than six hours of sleep are 35 percent more likely to gain weight on average, 11 pounds over six years than those who get seven to eight. “Sleep deprivation increases cravings for sweets and starches,” says James Gangwisch, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. “It also causes your body to produce more of the stress hormone cortisol, which is linked to belly fat.”
To snag more sack time, set a radio alarm to sound 30 minutes before you want to go to bed, suggests Michael Breus, Ph.D., author of “Beauty Sleep.” When it goes off, head to your room and relax with stretches or light reading (avoid anything agitating, such as the news). After a half hour, it’s time to dream of a slimmer you.
Savor a Good Laugh:
Consider this license to be a couch potato: Cracking up at Kenneth on “30 Rock” can help you trim down. Watching a funny show caused adults to experience a 20 percent jump in heart rate and resting metabolism in a study at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. “Laughing uses up a lot of energy because it engages a variety of muscle groups, including your abs,” study author Mac Buchowski, Ph.D., says. The metabolic boost that comes from chuckling for 15 minutes a day could add up to 14,600 more calories burned per year. Watch funny movies and sitcoms, read irreverent blogs and chitchat with pals and coworkers to fit in your 15 minutes and laugh off the pounds for good.