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12 Ways To Lose Weight Without Actually Dieting

Dr. Lala .A.

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Guys and Ladies, this is a sneak peek into a cheat ‘ recipe’ for the probably lazy ones like myself. Not true, just joking. Let’s get started. Shall we?

Time Your Meals
Set a timer for 20 minutes and reinvent yourself as a slow eater. This is one of the top habits for slimming down without a complicated diet plan. Savor each bite and make them last until the bell chimes. Paced meals offer great pleasure from smaller portions and trigger the body’s fullness hormones. When you wolf your food down in a hurry, your stomach doesn’t have time to tell your brain it’s full. That leads to overeating.

Sleep More, Weigh Less
Sleeping an extra hour a night could help a person drop 7kg in a year. There’s evidence that getting less than 7 hours of sleep revs up your appetite, making you uncommonly hungry.

Serve More, Eat More Veggies
Serve three vegetables with dinner tonight, instead of just one, and you’ll eat more without really trying. Greater variety tricks people into eating more food — and eating more fruits and vegetables is a great way to lose weight. The high fiber and water content fills you up with fewer calories.

Go for Whole Grains
Whole grains such as brown rice, barley, oats, and whole wheat also belong in your stealthy weight loss strategy. They help fill you up with fewer calories and may improve your cholesterol, too.

Go Meatless More Often
Eating vegetarian meals more often is a slimming habit. Vegetarians tend to weigh less than meat eaters. While there are several reasons for this, plant food may play an important role. Substitute meat with fish, soy beans and other legumes.

Shrink Your Dishes
Choose a small plate instead of a big one. This tricks your mind into feeling full early and always stick to modest food portions.

Eat at Home
Eat home-cooked meals at least five days a week. Several reports show that fast foods are packed with calories, fat ans sugar which are detrimental to your health. And by the way, you cut down on spending too with home cooked meals especially in times like this.

Sip Smart: Cut Back on Sugar
Replace one sugary drink like regular soda with water or green tea, fruit juice and you’ll avoid about 10 teaspoons of sugar.

Chew Strong Mint Gum
Chew sugarless gum with a strong flavor when you’re at risk for a snack attack. Gum with a big flavor punch overpowers other foods so they don’t taste good.

Eyeball Your Skinny Clothes
Hang an old favorite dress, skirt, or a smoking pair of jeans where you’ll see them every day. This keeps your eyes on the prize. Choose an item that’s just a little too snug, so you reach this reward in a relatively short time.

Engage in household activities
Activities like housecleaning, gardening enable you to burn 5kg per year without actually dieting.

Celebrate
When you’ve kicked the soda habit or simply made it through the day without overeating, pat yourself on the back. You’ve moved closer to a slimming lifestyle that helps people lose weight without crazy or complicated diet plans.

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Dr. Lala .A. is a graduate of University of Ilorin who also holds a Diploma in Computer Engineering. She is an MDCN (Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria) certified doctor who aspires to be a plastic surgeon involved in creating awareness about women's rights and responsibilities and also training would be surgeons. She is a proud member of various reputable bodies including the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and Young Africa Leaders Initiative (YALI). She loves to read, write, sleep and play the drums in her spare time.