7 Ways to Lose Weight Without Strict Dieting
Written by: melissa - Dec. 6, 2017
Raise your hand if you want to lose weight without strict dieting 🙋. Let’s face it, diets are HARD and not everybody has the time to go to the gym every day. A lot of fad diets make us feel so deprived and we can’t really sustain them for very long.
But you can lose weight without strict dieting or exercising daily. It’s all about creating healthier habits. Here are 7 ways to eat healthier and reach your goals!
Control your environment
A simple way to eat healthier is to control what’s around you. It’s easier to not eat a bag of chips if it’s not there! Stock your pantry with healthy options and choose restaurants wisely. This means no all-you-can-eat restaurants or fast food chains! And, if you’re tempted to open one of those delivery apps, stop🛑! Make the effort to plan ahead and make a list of healthy places near you. When going to a party, eat a healthy snack before going so you’re covered if there aren’t too many options.
Chew your food
It takes some time for your brain to recognize that your stomach is full. Chewing your food allows you to eat slower and give your brain time to process. A study shows that women who ate slower reported feeling fuller and this resulted to less calorie consumption.
So when you eat, sit back, relax, have a conversation, and enjoy your food 🐢🍴!
Eat more produce
Vegetables and fruits are an important part of a healthy diet. They provide fiber that fills you up and are naturally low in calories. Plus, fiber keeps your digestive system happy. But no single fruit or vegetable has all the nutrients your body needs, so add variety to your basket the next time you grocery shop
People always tell us to “eat the rainbow” and no, this doesn’t mean that you can go ahead and down a bag of Skittles. Certain colors indicate that a fruit or vegetable is rich in a particular nutrient, so get colorful with your produce!
Take your meals more often
According to a report from Johns Hopkins University, people who cook at home consume fewer carbohydrates, less sugar and less fat than those who cook less or not at all.
When you make your meals, you’re in control. You pick out the ingredients, chop them, and transform them into a meal. Portions in many restaurants exceed the recommended size. When you prepare your own meals, not only do you know what’s in it, you control the portion sizes, helping you keep your calorie intake under control.
And you don’t have to be a chef to whip up a good meal. Try these 35 easy meal and snack recipes that anyone can make!
A lot of us are so busy during the day that it’s hard to squeeze in an hour to go to the gym! But you can ramp up calorie burn without doing a workout and lose weight without exercising! You can do it by simply moving more! Sneak in more movement in your day. Join the kids during playtime, do some brisk walking while grocery shopping, dance while doing the laundry, take a quick jog with the dog! Be mindful of your movements and do everything with an extra pep in your step. Before you know it, you’re burning more calories!
Don’t drink your calories!
Most people know that sugary drinks and juices are loaded with empty calories that you want to avoid when trying to lose weight. But a lot of people don’t know is that “healthy” drinks can also be a source of hidden calories!
Energy drinks can contain as much sugar as soda, 100% fruit juices can have 150 calories for a 12 ounce serving, a small café latte made with fat-free milk is still 120 calories. It’s easy to pile on unwanted sugars when you drink them up. The worst part is that they don’t fill you up!
The alternatives: Instead of drinking fruit juices, eat your fruit, or you can even make some fruit infused water. Instead of a latte, have an americano with cinnamon for sweetness. If you really love the creamy texture of milk, add in a few tablespoons of low fat milk.
Replace coffee and soda with SkinnyFit for 1 month
You won’t believe what a big difference it makes to replace soda and coffee with SkinnyFit. It’s simple, easy and unlike cleanses, you don’t have to starve and it doesn’t make you go to the bathroom!
SkinnyFit Detox helps kickstart your metabolism and helps you burn more fat without fasting or going on an extreme diet. Unlike other detoxes, SkinnyFit Detox has no laxatives and is made with 13 powerful metabolism-boosting superfood ingredients. It also helps fight bloating and detoxifies the body! We love taking it in the morning or mid-afternoon for a nice energy boost. Simply steep a bag in 8 0z. of water and you can drink it as is or add ice or even some fruit to enjoy it cold!
The good part is that it has 17.98 mg of caffeine per tea bag as compared to coffee which has about 95 milligrams per cup. You get energy without the jitters!
SkinnyFit ZzzTox helps you keep your detox going at rest! It helps to relax your mind and body so you have better quality rest, it helps calm bloating, and rids your body of toxins. Brew a cup and get ready for the best relaxation session ever!
Try out these 7 easy steps and share your progress with us!