You can lose weight without exercising and that’s a fact.
I don’t encourage you to avoid exercise, but when it comes to weight loss a fact is a fact – your diet is way more important than working out.
In my article Diet Vs. Workout – What’s more important? I explained why if you had to choose between eating right and exercising you should go for eating right.
Don’t get me wrong – there’s no doubt that a combination of the two is the key to weight loss, fitness and health, but if we had to choose between these two I would pick nutrition.
And that’s what we’re doing today – I’ll give you the best and fastest ways to lose weight without exercising.
Let’s get started right away!
1. Quit Sugars and Bad Carbs
Sugars are the main cause we’re gaining weight.
They’re toxic to our body, addictive and cheap energy with no nutrients at all.
And we don’t need them, in fact we will speed up the weight loss just by avoiding them.
Not only sugars as anything that’s sweet, but carbs such as pasta, white bread, ketchup, dressings, and anything that’s high processed carbohydrate, far away from it’s natural state.
Keep these foods out of your diet, and you’ll see results fast!
2. Keep It As Raw As Possible
Eat foods that are raw, instead of buying foods that are processed or overcooked.
For example, eat fresh almonds instead of baked and salted ones, fresh tomatoes instead of tomato pure you can buy at the market, or fresh fruit as it is instead of 100% natural fruit juice.
3. Lower Your Calorie Intake
The fewer calories you intake, the more weight you’ll lose.
Be careful to eat enough to satisfy your hunger.
4. BUT Always Focus On Healthy Instead Of Focusing On Calories
What’s inside those calories is what counts in the end.
So always focus on choosing healthy foods instead of low calorie unhealthy foods.
For example, a handful of almonds is always a better choice than a glass of Coca Cola ZERO.
5. Drink Water Half an Hour Before Your Meals
It will help you feel full, will speed up your metabolism and will clean your digestive tract.
6. Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The oils you cook with play a huge role in weight loss.
The refined oils every one of us has in their kitchens are bad for our body and even worse for our health.
Instead, use extra virgin olive oil.
7. Never Skip Breakfast
Seriously, always eat breakfast!
This is most certainly not the time to cut down your calories, since this is the time of the day when you should be eating most of your calories – you need them to jump-start the day with great energy.
8. Be Careful With Fruits
Fruits are natural, but they are still filled with sugars and a bunch of calories.
So make sure you avoid overloading yourself with them.
Eat 1 or 2 pieces of fruit a day and make sure to have them as they are – whole fruits.
9. Avoid Alcohol
Alcohol will do you no good:
It dehydrates, loads you up with empty calories that will not satisfy your hunger and makes you don’t give a crap about your weight loss efforts.
Not only that drinking alcohol will ruin your weight loss efforts but people are most likely to cheat on their diets on night outs, so be careful.
10. Start Following A Meal Plan
As plain as this sounds, our mind works that way.
People that are following certain plan are more likely to follow that plan and keep it healthy.
The great news is I can help with that – Here’s my meal plan, check it out!
11. Eat Volume Veggies
Broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, eggplant, Brussels sprouts… these are veggies that will load you up and make you feel satisfied with fewer calories.
Eat more veggies, instead of loading your dish with carbs.
12. Chew Your Food
Chewing is a big part of eating right.
Your meals will last longer, which is a great thing since your brain will have the right sign for when you’ve had enough.
13. Cut Out Simple Carbohydrates
Avoid carbohydrates that are highly processed and provide zero nutrition.
Instead, eat complex carbohydrates, such as brown rice, whole grains, beans, peas and vegetables.
14. Eat Healthy Snacks
Peanuts, brown rice chips, veggies with healthy dips, pistachios, peanut butter..
Here’s a list of The Best Snacks For Weight Loss
15. But Don’t Snack Late At Night
You’re not hungry, you’re just bored!
Drink a glass of water and go to sleep.
16. Start Your Day With Hot Water
Drinking a glass of hot water to start the day is a great habit.
It will clean the digestion, stimulates bowel movements and aid constipation, improve blood circulation, promote healthy sweating and weight loss and forces toxins out of the body.
17. Eat Salads Daily
They help you feel full and load you with vitamins along the way.
Keep them as a part of your daily menu.
18. Change Up Your Commute
You might not have time to workout, but you sure can make an activity just by changing your commute.
Walk to work, or cycle, or even leave your car home when you’re going for groceries.
It’s in the little things we do.
19. Eat Healthy Breakfast
Having a healthy breakfast and starting your day right is crucial when it comes to losing weight and having a flat belly.
If you start the day right, you’re more likely to keep it healthy for the rest of it.
Check out my 15 Healthy Breakfast Recipes To Lose Weight to get some interesting yet really nutritious breakfast ideas.
20. Avoid Liquid Calories
Juices, alcohol drinks, energy drinks, iced teas…you name it!
They’re all just a bunch of unhealthy drinks that will harm your weight loss efforts.
Instead, drink lemon water, infused water (mineral or fresh), herb tea or black coffee.
21. Plan Your Meals
Planning is a crucial point when it comes to weight loss.
How else will you make time to cook your meals?!
Especially planning your meals and making sure you always have the ingredients you need in the fridge and have time to cook them.
Download it and start planning!
22. Read Food Labels
It’s important to know exactly what (and how much) is going into your body — think too much salts, sugars and fat.
Also, the products in the markets are not always as they seem.
Once I bought “Extra Virgin Olive Oil” that turned out to be a blend with 80% refined sunflower oil and only 20% olive oil.
23. Don’t Keep Unhealthy Foods At Home
It may seem wasteful, but it’s not worth the temptation.
24. Use Spices
Not only that spices are nutritious and have countless benefits, but they can make a simple food creative and tasty.
25. Learn New Recipes Daily
That’s how you keep it interesting, fun and different.
Healthy food can be delicious and amazing too, so treat yourself with a new recipe every now and then.
I hope I helped you learn new ways to lose those extra inches and maximize your weight loss!
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