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Lose Weight Without Dieting

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lose-weight-without-dietingI've got some weight loss tips that avoid dieting completely!

If you’re looking to shed a few pounds, you don’t have to starve yourself or eat like a rabbit. In fact, skipping the diet completely could be your best defense. 

Instead, try these simple steps for losing weight the easy way without dieting.

Skip the diet and still lose weight!

Things You Can Do To Avoid a Diet

Be PC 

PC means two things: politically correct and portion control. Both should be practiced on a daily basis.  It’s politically correct to not go up for seconds or thirds and portion control is a must, whether you’re trying to lose weight or just live healthier. Fill your plate full with fruits and vegetables and lean proteins and skip the bread plate altogether.

Veg out

It’s simple when you think about it. Vegetables are low in calories, high in vitamins and minerals and the more you eat, the more your digestive track is regulated from the fiber.  So, eat more veggies! There’s an argument for eating more fruits too, but veggies is where most people fall short. Plus, the obesity rate for vegans is well below the 63% for non-vegan eaters.

Skip the HCLN foods

HCLN isn’t a new cable network or type of cholesterol.  HCLN mean high calorie, low nutrition. A doughnut fits nicely into here as well as a can of soda. Skip these HCLN’s as often as possible and you’ll see a big reduction in your waistline.

Snack smarter and often

Yes, eating between meals is a good idea.  It keeps the metabolism burning and can starve off those cravings for sweet treats.  Just be prepared by bringing “good for you” snacks like apples and peanut butter, bananas with Nutella, or even berries with some yogurt. You can satisfy the hunger as well as bump up your metabolism with a little snack.  Opt for 200 calories of less and make sure it contains 4-6 grams of either protein and/or fiber.

Bring a horse to water

You can bring a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. Don’t just bring along a water bottle. Make sure your drink and refill it at least 1-3 times a day.  Water hydrates the skin, muscles and brain so you might actually think better. Your boss will like that! Plus, water aids in the digestive processes and helps your body absorb needed nutrients and flush out toxins.

Write on

By just keeping a food journal, people report being more conscious about their food choices.  It’s important to know what you’re putting into your body and a simple written word or text can bring an awareness to help make changes.  

Sleep in

Sleep researchers continue to tout the benefits of being fully rested and avoiding weight gain. When your not getting enough rest, hormone imbalances cause hunger cravings throughout the day. Make sure you’re getting at lest 6-7 solid hours of sleep and if you’re sleep is interrupted, take a nap. Many corporations have set up nap rooms and report more productive employees.

Skip the labels

Foods have labels on them for a reason.  If you’re not going to read the label to know what you’re actually eating, then chose foods without a label.  Meats, beans, apples, oranges, etc do not have labels because the FDA ( our government buddies) know that it doesn’t matter how many of these types of foods you eat - they are good for you.

Fiber in/ Fiber out

It may sound funny, but that is the reason you want to eat more fiber throughout the day.  Fiber helps push foods through our digestive tracks and allows the body to better absorb the nutrients from them.  High-fiber diets produce an adjustment on the system, meaning you may be stopped before you really start to go. But, after a few days of trying to eat at least 25 grams of protein (the daily recommended allowance), you’ll see a nice change in a “being regular” routine.

Run from your food

Last tactic to avoid the diet plan is to start moving. You may not be able to out run all the calories you consume, but you can help speed up the metabolism, build some muscles and increase your energy levels. Exercise can be as easy as taking a walk for 10 minutes before and after each meal. That would add up to a sixty minute workout and a several hundred-calorie burn.  

If you have any health and fitness questions, please tweet me @andreametcalf or reach out on my facebook pages: Andrea Metcalf Health. And for more articles like this click here.

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