Now day’s experts are advocating better ways of losing weight other going on a ‘diet’. You can easily shave 500 calories a day by simple modifications to your diet and exercise to reduce your weight by at least a pound a week. The best part of losing weight in this way is that unlike ‘dieting’, you will not regain the lost weight in future. Some of the tips advocated by experts to lose your weight without dieting are:
Eat Breakfast Everyday
Eating breakfast regularly is one of the important habits of people who have lost weight without dieting. Many people think that skipping their breakfast will help in losing weight as it will reduce the calorie intake. But, scientific research has shown that people who don’t eat breakfast end up eating more food throughout the day. Skipping breakfast will also have an effect on the functioning of the brain. Calorie conscious people can have a nutritious breakfast with cereals, fruits, and low-fat dairy.
Close the Kitchen at Night
Close your kitchen at a pre-decided time every day. In other words, this simply means deciding a time when you will completely stop eating everything. Eating or drinking at irregular times during the night can lead to obesity. After you finish your dinner, have a cup of tea or a bowl of ice cream and brush your teeth. This will ensure that you will not eat or drink anything late in the night.
Choose Liquids Wisely
Sweetened drinks generally have more calories but don’t reduce hunger like solid foods. So, choose the liquids your consume wisely. Always prefer liquids like pure water, low-fat milk, fruit juice, etc. when you feel thirsty. If you feel hungry between the meals, you can try nutritious and low-calorie vegetable juice to control your hunger. Limit your alcohol consumption to weekends to save your body from heavy calorie intake.
Add More Steps
Try to add more steps to your daily routine until you reach a minimum of 10,000 steps per day. You can add more steps by trying to be more active in your daily routine. Do whatever you can like taking your dog for a walk, marching in the place while talking over the phone, and using your feet instead of car for shorter distances. Get a pedometer to count the steps you make every day. Having a pedometer can serve as a constant motivator and reminder to add more steps to your daily routine.
Control your Environment
Another simple strategy to reduce your weight without going on a diet is to control your environment which ranges from stocking your refrigerator with healthy options to selecting good restaurants which serve low calorie food. Use low calorie oils, cheese and other ingredients while cooking your food. When you go to parties, be selective when you fill your plate at the buffet. Try to stay away from all-you-can-eat restaurants.
Adopting one or more of the above simple and painless strategies will help you in successfully losing weight without going on a ‘diet’.