Everybody wants to be fit. We all want to be able to rock those outfits we love without having to be stressed with forcing the clothes unto that protruding belly. We also love to flaunt those evenly toned muscles every once in a while.
But it always seem difficult to keep up with going to the gym, due to our busy day to day lives and we just wish we can lose that extra fat without having to work out at the gym. Not to worry I would be showing you a few steps by which you can lose excess weight without going to the gym.
1. Focus on food
It has been discovered that most of the excess weight you gain is due to a bad eating habit and eating the wrong things. Junks and unhealthy foods will be sure to add some extra fat on you that you would rather not have. So you would have to focus on not just eating less but very importantly eating healthy. A popular saying goes thus. “You are what you eat”. More than 700 weight loss studies show that people see the biggest short term results when they eat smart.
2. Do your workout at home
The gym is designed in a way that isolates a single muscle group e.g. the biceps and builds strength only in that area, but weight training like push-ups, sit ups, lunges and planks builds up several muscle groups at once. So doing your workouts at home will be beneficial to your losing weight.
3. Sleep a little more
As absurd as it may sounds, sleep helps a lot in regulating weight as lack of sleep directly leads to weight gain. Less sleep leads to high levels of the stress cortisol hormone which increases your appetite. So sleep is pretty much important in weight loss.
4. Go for an occasional run
Run puts your cardio in gear thereby boosting your metabolism. You can go for an occasional run early in the morning or a few hours before you go to bed at night.
5. Eat more vegetables
Veggies are super packed with vitamins and also very healthy and don’t add any weight on you as you eat them. They also help you in detox as they get rid of all the harmful toxins in your body.
6. Vary your activities
Research has shown that your body naturally finds the most efficient way to move, so when you do the same exercises week after week your body gets use to it and it won’t work as hard. So you should vary your exercise routine and your body will respond better and you would drop weight faster.
7. Drink a lot of water
Appetite and thirst are regulated by the same part of the brain, making you to think you are hungry when all you really need is to drink a glass of water. Deal with that confusion by drinking a glass of water and waiting 15-20 minutes to see if the hunger disappears.
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