You want to lose weight. But you want to lose weight the easy way, not giving pain to your body. Or you don’t get enough time to get the sweat out of your body by some workouts and eventually burn those extra calories. I can totally understand that.
Many people say that there is no easy path to weight loss, you need to work hard. Yes, I agree that there might not be an easy path to lose weight, but there definitely is a more comfortable or rather you can say a more appealing path to it.
Didn’t get me?
Let’s assume that you are a busy person and you can’t devote some specific time to your body. Basically, you got no time to exercise(which is always and very much beneficial) to shed those extra pounds. What if I say that you don’t even need to work out, jog, run, walk or do any other such sort of thing and still successfully lose weight.
I hope you are not thinking of me as an idiot. Well, if you are then I am not astonished to it. Because it’s not your fault. Because what people mostly say or what you have heard is, “eat less, move more; the basic principle of losing weight.” Well, this is completely correct, but calories are not the only reason people gain or lose weight.
There are good calories and bad calories.
I don’t think I need to talk much on which foods contain good calories and which food contain bad calories. A simple example of an apple containing good calories (high nutrients so beneficial for the body) and a burger containing bad calories (high sugar content resulting in high carbohydrates) is enough.
Isn’t it correct that in general, a person will choose a burger over an apple? And that person may not mind eating two burgers, but he/she might not choose to have one more apple. Different foods affect the hunger and hormones in different ways, thus affecting the type of caloric intake.
To make it simple, there are different ways of losing weight, and too without even counting a single calorie, running, jogging, blah blah…
Here are the Ways to Lose Weight on Autopilot and Without Counting Calories.
1. Increase your protein intake
Increasing your protein intake can reduce your hunger, and increase the fat burning by boosting up metabolism. It takes more calories for the body to digest and utilize proteins than it takes for other nutrients. All of this will definitely assist in weight loss.
At the same time, they also help in gaining muscles or bodybuilding as they are responsible for the formation of new tissues and repair of the old ones. That is why are also called ‘bodybuilding nutrients’ or ‘building blocks’.
So having some protein with every meal will increase your fullness making you consume lesser calories for the day and will promote weight loss. This is actually better than dieting if you replace the other high carbohydrates foods with foods rich in protein.
In a study conducted, it was observed that the participants who had a protein intake of about 30% of the entire per day calorie consumption made them eat 441 lesser calories per day.
2. Eating fiber-rich foods
Foods rich in fiber and having a low-calorie density(e.g. zero calorie foods) make you feel fuller with eventually fewer calories being consumed.
For example: Consuming 100 g kiwi will give you just 61 calories while making you feel fuller as it is rich in fibers.
Most of the fruits are rich in fiber. Some fruits are highly beneficial for weight loss when eaten in breakfast.
Like increasing the protein intake will help you lose weight, so will eating fiber-rich foods. And combining both of these will make an amazing weight loss diet since both the protein and fiber-rich foods are weight loss promoters. Also, fiber-rich foods help in better digestion and absorption.
3. Cutting carbohydrates
I have already said above that replacing the carbohydrates rich food with foods rich in protein will help in weight loss.
Even just cutting down the carbs alone while eating until full will reduce the calorie consumption.
The major carb sources include sodas, sweets, bread, pasta, potatoes, and sugars. Sodas and juices with added sugars are the worst things you can drink in place of water. These are loaded with excess sugar which not only hinders weight loss but is also harmful to the body.
If you are serious about cutting carbs and want to see some drastic results then I recommend you check out this 3- Day Detox Diet plan.
4. Increase the water intake
Fluid intake suppresses the hunger. Studies have shown that drinking a glass of water 20-30 minutes before the meal reduces the calorie intake by the person. Or if you constantly feel hungry then you need to drink more water. This is because it happens that our body sends signals for thirst which gets mistaken for hunger.
Water is the best fluid as it controls the appetite without adding up to additional calories.
Fruits rich in water content such as watermelon, orange will also do good.
5. Changing the cutlery size can trick your brain
As far as I have understood, this is a psychological effect. Small plates will lead your brain to think that you are actually eating more. Because it is the brain which decides how much should you eat.
This is useful especially when you don’t have portion control specifically for less healthy foods.
Whenever something is put in a large container, don’t you think that that particular thing is less in quantity as compared to when placed in a small container. Who makes you think that? It is the brain, right? Same goes for your eating habits. When you eat food in a larger plate, you think that it is less in quantity making you add more.
Smaller plates can result in more satisfaction for your brain with fewer calories consumed.
6. No entertainment when eating
Do not watch television, use the mobile phone or use other such forms of entertainment when you are eating. Why? Because this switches your eating to autopilot mode, means it makes you unconscious of your eating or how much you are eating because you lack attention. Ultimately you end up eating more than required. This is one of the reasons you are not losing weight.
Eating attentively makes you eat less because you are aware of your fullness and the amount you ate.
7. Chew, chew, chew!
Chewing the food properly and slowing down the eating process leads to less calorie intake and an increased feeling of fullness.
So take your time! It takes time for the stomach to convey its condition of fullness to the brain.
8. Proper sleep
Not just weight, proper sleep is important for the good health of the body as a whole. Proper sleep keeps your appetite-regulating hormones, and the digestive system stable. Improper sleep slows down metabolism.
Sleep deprivation results in an increase in hunger pangs and an increased craving for sugary foods.
These habits are easy to follow since you don’t need to do much and will help you to maintain and lose weight especially if you have a very busy lifestyle. You can say these are somewhat lazy ways to lose weight.
Now, I am not at all trying to give less importance to exercise or say that it is not necessary. Exercising will always be beneficial as well as important. Its just that these easy to follow habits will help you manage your weight easily.
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