Weight loss occurs when the body burns off more calories than it takes in. It all hinges upon what you eat. According to recent research, a proper healthy diet plays a much more important role in losing weight compared to exercise.
It is easy and convenient to control your calorie intake by just modifying your diet. Bringing about a few changes in your lifestyle and diet can help you in losing weight very easily.
Here are 6 easiest ways to lose weight naturally, without any exercise:
No SUGAR and STARCHES
Too much sugar and starches encourage insulin production in your body. This hormone is responsible for storing fat in your body. So it is important to lower the production of insulin to help your body burn down the fats and flush out excess sodium and water which reduces bloating and water weight. It is not totally surprising to get rid of 10 pounds in the first week of following this step.
So in other words, you should remove sugar and starches from your diet which will help in lowering the insulin production and make you lose weight without making you feel hungry.
Eat a lot of PROTEIN and VEGETABLES
It is important to include protein-rich foods and green vegetables. Planning your diet this way will help in bringing your carb intake into the ideal range of 20-50 grams per day. Chicken, beef, pork, lamb, bacon, eggs and seafood are a major source of protein. Including these protein-rich foods in your diet will help you to improve your metabolism by 80 to 100 calories per day.
If you want to lose weight fast, nothing works better than protein.
There is a few vegetables which help in losing weight. Eating Kale, Brussels sprouts, Lettuce, Cucumber, Celery, Bell Peppers and Asparagus will provide you with all the fibres, vitamins and minerals you need to be healthy.
Drink a lot of water
Energy drinks and other beverages contain around 100 calories. These kinds of drinks do more harm than good, making your body retain water and causes excessive bloating.
I recommend drinking water because it has no calories, sodium or carbs and helps your body in flushing out excess water weight, removes the toxin from your body and improves your metabolism.
If drinking water gets too boring for you, adding a few drops of lemon juice or wedges can help a lot.
Get enough sleep at night
Not getting enough sleep makes you flabby. According to the latest studies and research, getting less than the optimal amount of sleep which is 7 to 8 hours, by the way, can really damage the metabolism of your body. Getting a good night’s sleep stops you from overeating, prevents midnight snacking, makes your body crave healthy foods, boosts weight loss and makes you more focused.
So it’s necessary to have dinner early and go to bed as early as possible.
Do not skip any meals
Many people still seem to be under the impression that skipping meals make them lose weight fast. But it is not so simple. If you do not have the time to grab a proper meal consider carry energy bars and lots of fruits in your bag, or stash some healthy snacks like dry fruits in a drawer in your office, anything tasty but healthy enough to satisfy your hunger.
Not eating anything for a long period makes you binge eat which slows down your metabolism and makes you gain weight very fast.
So make sure to eat three meals and snacks in between every day. Remember not to go without eating longer than 3 hours.
Drink organic green teas
Green teas are loaded with a massive range of antioxidants and nutrients which help in boosting our metabolism. A particular antioxidant named ECG produces a hormone named norepinephrine which signals the nervous system to break down the fat in our cells. This fat, in turn, gets used for energy by the cells in the muscles, which energizes us. It also improves our immune system; cures sleep disorder, especially insomnia and are greatly beneficial for our hair, skin and nervous system.
Herbal teas like Cinnamon Tea, Ginseng, Ginger tea, Dandelion and Peppermint tea and Sage tea rejuvenate, relax, detoxify and, improve your body’s metabolism, enabling you to lose weight in a healthy way.