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How to Lose Weight without Dieting

by Mark Griffin
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It’s possible to lose weight rapidly and of course without dieting. You don’t exactly need to get the feeling of hunger and fatigue while trying to shed a few extra pounds. However, there is no point in losing weight quickly only for you to gain it back. Hence, it would be best if you lost weight gradually, and you can do that without dieting. All you need to do to lose weight without depriving yourself of food is tweaking your lifestyle. Sounds easy? Yes, it is.

Do you know that 1pound of fat is equal to 3,500 calories? And when you lose about 500 calories per day, you can shed off at least a pound of fat in one week.

So, to maintain your current weight, you need to burn about 100 calories every day, and you can avoid the additional 1-2 pounds you gain yearly.

Here are a few changes you can make to your lifestyle, to get rid of the extra pounds. You can adopt 3 or 4 of these changes, and you are well on your way to shedding those unwanted pounds.


Never Skip Your Breakfast

It’s so funny how people who want to shed a few pounds quickly tend to skip breakfast, but still end up eating more throughout the day. When you don’t eat in the morning, you send your body into a hunger frenzy, making you eat more in the afternoon and night.

One habit that is common among people who have successfully lost weight is “never skipping breakfast.”

A study has shown that when you eat breakfast, you tend to have lower BMIs than those who don’t, and your performance functioning is at a higher level.

If you are still unsure about what to eat for breakfast, try out a bowl of whole-grain cereal with a low-fat dairy, and you are good to go.


Select Your Liquid Calories Wisely

Do you know that liquid drinks have high calories, and they don’t even satisfy food cravings? So when next you are thinking of any drink, why not satisfy your thirst with water sprinkled with citrus. If you get hungry in between meals, you can take a low-calorie vegetable juice, and this is even more nutritious.

You may also want to slow down on your alcohol intake, as it can skyrocket your calories in no time. Limiting your alcohol intake to only weekends would be a huge plus is losing those extra pounds of flesh.


Take Control Of Your Environment

Cutting down your calories doesn’t just end in your stocking your fridge with veggies and low-calorie foods; you also need to select the places you eat, i.e., restaurants. It would help if you stayed away from restaurants that give you the “eat all you can cravings,” and you would be surprised at how helpful that is.

Another quick tip, when going for parties, you should snack on something healthy and low in calories, so you don’t get unnecessary hungry and fill up your plate at the buffet.


Eat More Produce

Eating low-calorie foods and vegetables can fill you up more than other foods that even have high calories. So, it’s time to ditch the meat and pile up your plate with nutritious veggies. You can start your lunch with a vegetable salad or broth-based soup.

To make this easier on yourself, stock up your fridge with fruits and vegetables, and you can be sure that your food would be enriched with the right vitamins and minerals.


Add Protein to all Your Meals and Snacks

When you add a source of low-protein to all your meals, it makes you fuller for a longer period, so you don’t have to eat just anything. You can try out eggs, beans, or low-fat yogurt.


Trim your Food Portions

You are very likely to lose excess pounds if you reduce your food portion by 20%. When you go out to eat, the food portions served are way bigger than what you need, especially when the aim is to lose weight.

Get a measuring cup to be sure you are doing it right, or you can ditch your big-sized plates and cups for smaller ones.

Note that this isn’t dieting, and you aren’t depriving yourself of breakfast, lunch, or dinner. All you are doing is trimming down your food portions.


Put a Lock on The Kitchen At Night

Late-night snacking can be a huge minus when you are trying to lose weight. If you want something for the night, you can snack on a cup of tea or a small portion of frozen yogurt, and that’s all for the night.

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