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How to lose weight without exercising

Lose weight without exercising? Trust us, there is a way around it.

In today’s rushed times and long working hours, many of us do not get the required time or energy to hit the gym or manage a healthy workout. The good news is that there are several ways by which you can actually lose those extra kilos of unwanted fat without exercising. Now a well balanced and a healthy diet can be the answer to this problem but there are innumerable ways that will enable you to lose weight sans workouts. And yes, they are scientifically proven methods. You might have already heard of some of them before, but we want to reiterate the points once again.

Keep healthy foods near you and junk foods at bay
It is a human to see a burger and have unwanted cravings to enjoy these burgers endlessly. We all know by now that they play an important role in the increase in weight in a person and are definitely unhealthy. Research reveals that keeping healthy foods like fruits near you within your sight instead of junk foods can make you consume healthy foods instead of junk foods. This balances your diet enabling you to lose weight.
The trick is to lock all those desirable but ‘must be avoided’ food in the cupboard. Though, you certainly are entitled to a cheat day.

Shut off the TV and smartphone
Eat like the Japanese people. They do not converse while having meals. Do the same, pay attention to what you eat. It could help you eat fewer calories. People who eat while they’re watching TV or playing computer games may lose track of how much they have eaten. This, in turn, can cause overeating. If you have your meals watching TV or using your smartphone, watch out. These extra calories can add up and have a massive impact on your weight in the long-term.

Chew your food slowly while eating
When we were kids, didn’t our mothers tell us to chew our food well and eat slowly? Now, this wisdom returns on your dining table.
Chew your food slowly…Why?
Science says: The human brain takes the time to process the essential information- that you have eaten enough and send you back the message that you are full!! Now you can image what happens when you eat fast and gulp your food down. Extra kilos begin to pile.
Chewing your food slowly makes you eat slowly resulting in lesser food intake. You begin to feel full faster and you serve yourself smaller portions of food.
Do you know that eating fast and gulping your food plays an important role in determining your weight? Such individuals are more prone to gaining weight. Hence, do what your mother told you to do eat slowly and chew your food.

Use smaller plates especially for junk foods:
If you have observed carefully our plate in which we have our food has comparatively got larger. The problem arises when you are fighting to lose weight. Large plates make food portions seems smaller which causes you to add more food. Trick your brains in serving your meals in a smaller dish. This way it will make you believe that you have consumed more food, thus resulting in you eating less and losing weight. Take a smaller plate. Your food portions will seem large and you add less food on your plate.

Consumption of more protein
Yes, you heard that right! Having more protein can increase the feeling of fullness, reduce hunger pangs which enable you to consume fewer calories. Studies have shown that protein tends to cause an effect diminishing effect on hunger hormone ghrelin and the GLP-1.

Consume food rich in fiber 
It has been scientifically proven that consuming food rich in fiber can increase the level of saturation and make you feel full helping you to lose weight. Viscous fiber form a gel- like substance in the stomach that settles in your gut.

Increase water consumption
Drinking more water especially before a meal can make you eat less and thus lose that unwanted weight. Drinking water before your meals increases the fullness making you less hungry and consumes lesser calories.
Note: It is not advisable to drink a lot of water right after your meal as it can result the dilution of your digestive enzymes and weight gain.

Sleep well, be stress- free
Sleep and stress, both can have powerful effects on your appetite and weight. A lack of sleep may disrupt the appetite-regulating hormones leptin and ghrelin. Another hormone, called cortisol gets stimulated when you are stressed. Disrupting these hormones can lead to hunger cravings and more calorie intake.

So, have we succeeding in convincing you? Try these tricks and you will know for yourself.

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