I get it, sticking to a workout plan can be difficult, sometimes impossible. While exercising is very important, and when added to a healthy diet can show noticeable results in losing weight, sometimes getting to the gym isn’t possible. With our busy work schedules, school runs, and jam packed days, by the end of day we are met with exhaustion — nobody wants to exercise while being exhausted (even though doing so can help boost energy throughout your day tremendously).
Luckily, even if you don’t have the time or energy to get active in your days, but are desperate to lose some pounds, there are some steps you can take to reach your goals. Keep scrolling for 5 Ways To Lose Weight Without Exercise, and remember everyBODY is different, so try different methods to see what works best for you. Consult with your doctor before making any drastic changes in your diet.
Just because your plate is huge, doesn’t mean your food portions have to be too. Your food portions should never exceed the size of your hand, for example — your meat portion should be able to fit in your hand, as well as your carbs. Your veggie portion should always exceed all other portions of food on your plate. As for cheese, all you need is the amount in the size of your thumb. A well balanced plate is important when trying to maintain a healthy weight. Check the picture above for an example of a properly portioned plate.
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that are integral to digestion. According to researchers, probiotics can have a positive influence on weight, fat mass, and even your mood. A diet high in sugar and fat can change the balance of bacteria in the gut, reducing the number of good bacteria.Research suggests that probiotics could help prevent or manage obesity. People can buy over-the-counter probiotics, but they can also be naturally found in kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut, tempeh, miso, kefir, yogurt, and apple cider vinegar.
Drop Unhealthy Foods
I’m sure you probably already know that the foods you consume could be the cause behind your unwanted weight gain. It’s tough to drop the foods you love out of your life completely, but making the conscious choice to remove unhealthy foods from your pantry could help in your journey to losing weight tremendously. Some choose to pick one day out of the week as a “cheat day” to eat the foods they crave like, chocolate, cakes, chips and sodas. If this is a method you feel would help you eat better throughout your week, than give it a try. Try replacing your unhealthy snacks for nuts, carrot sticks, and fruit — the results will be totally worth skipping out on the overly processed junk. As for sugary drinks, just say no! Water is always the best choice (drinking water can help you eat less and lose weight, especially if you drink it before a meal), but if it is flavor you crave, try drinking flavored water for a tasty beverage alternative.
Ever notice the later we stay awake, the more likely we are to reach for snacks? It’s important to go to bed at a reasonable time, poor sleep patterns disrupts important hormones, including those involved in metabolism. Getting less than 6 hours of sleep a night can increase a person’s risk of being overweight or obese. A lack of sleep may disrupt the appetite-regulating hormones leptin and ghrelin, which can increase hunger and your cravings for foods that are unhealthy. Say yes to sleep, your body will love you for it!
Get More Vitamin D
Research shows that those who lack sufficient amounts of vitamin D are more likely to be obese. Vitamin D can help you lose pounds all over, but it’s said to be most helpful for weight loss in your stomach area. Studies showed that high levels of vitamin D actually increased the benefits of weight loss, improving cardiovascular risk markers like triglycerides. Low vitamin D can also cause depression, anxiety, and diabetes too! To increase your vitamin D intake, simply spend more time outside in the sun (with the proper SPF, of coarse). A few foods that naturally contain vitamin D are egg yolks, soy milk, fatty fish, and orange juice.
If you’re wanting to add exercises into your daily routine, but feel as though you just don’t have the time to go to the gym. We have created over 300+ workouts you can do right from your home, anytime of day. Visit our ‘Fitness‘ category and check back for new workouts added daily.