Hello lovely ladies! Hope you had a wonderful week.
Have you ever felt the urge to munch on snacks while on a diet? Do you feel it is too hard to stick to an exercise routine? Do you give up after a few days and then feel guilty about not losing weight? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then I have a solution for you. Today, I will be listing ways in which you can lose weight – here’s the catch – without diet or exercise.
Do I hear you squealing in excitement? Then let’s do this right away!
1. Chew food
Okay, so this is what we have been taught in school right from the time we were introduced to the digestive system. But somewhere down the line, we have forgotten the art of chewing food. Our mealtimes are so rushed and distracted, we hardly notice what is going into our mouths. Restart the practice of chewing. Chewing food slowly reduces our food intake. Our brain needs time to recognize that the stomach is full. By chewing food, we slow down our intake rate, consequently giving our brain time to process and eating less. Counting how many times we chew each morsel may help. Chewing food is a very easy way to reduce weight and maintain it.
2. Use smaller plates
Our ancestors used small plates for serving food. Unfortunately, over the years, the size of plates has increased. Smaller plates show bigger proportions and trick our brain into believing that we have had more than enough. Conversely, bigger plates show smaller proportions. If you have big plates at home, you can use it to your advantage. Use tyem to serve healthy foods. You may end up having multiple helpings of food that is good for you.
3. Keep snacks out of sight and out of reach
Junk food and snacks psychologically induce hunger pangs. You just cannot resist eating them. Keep them in a place where you cannot see them, or even if you can, you cannot reach them easily. This simple practice will reduce your unwanted calorie intake majorly.
4. Drink water
Many times, our brain sends signals for thirst, but we misinterpret it for hunger. Keep yourself hydrated always. Drink at least 4-5 litres of water per day. Have water half an hour before a meal. Drinking water is very underrated, but is very important. Plus it is good for health too, so a win-win situation.
5. Eat without electronic distractions
In today’s world, technology and electronic devices are inseparable from our lives. We cannot imagine a moment out of contact with the outside world. This attitude has extended to mealtimes as well. Children watch TV while eating and the adults look into their phones. What is on the plate is barely noticed as is how much is being eaten. Make a conscious effort to get rid of electronic devices during mealtimes. ‘No TV, no phone in the dining area’ rule may be difficult to implement and tougher to follow, but it will help tremendously in the long run. We will automatically start noticing portion sizes, consequently eating less.
These ways can be easily implemented and will help reduce weight significantly and maintain it. Of course, dieting or exercise are preferable always, but you can make these little changes in your daily life to complement your routine.
Which one are you going to implement this week? Please let us know.
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