8 Little Known Ways to Lose Weight Without Diet or Exercise

How to lose weight without exercise and diet

How to lose weight without exercise and diet? Is it even possible? No calories counting? No deprivation? Is there an easy way to slim down?

Plenty of fad diets work rapidly, which is not good at all. Is there anything good in losing weight only to regain it again? Although many of us are very impatient, the best way to lose weight is slowly. Moreover, when exercising alone, or without a trainer, you may opt for the wrong exercises and end up with having your body reshaped in the wrong way.

The above-mentioned does not indicate that you should double your current meals, and stay in bed all day watching television. Paying attention to what you eat and exercising is great, if not perfect, but not everybody can find the time, patience, courage, or willingness to do so. Luckily, there are green ways how to lose weight without going on a rigid diet or torturing your body.

 

1. Water

Water - importance for weight loss

Is water good for your waistline? Yes, it certainly is. Apart from the fact that our body contains 55 to 78 % of water (depending on body size), water is crucial for the entire life on the planet. In order to function properly, our body requires between one and seven liters of water per day to avoid dehydration.

We need water for:

  • body temperature regulation
  • Transportation of nutrients and oxygen into cells
  • the air in our lungs
  • organ protection
  • detoxification
  • bones, (22% of the bones are water)
  • joints
  • muscles, (75% of muscles are water)
  • brain
  • metabolism

Speaking of losing weight, water is crucial because:

  • It decreases your appetite
  • Water has no calories and no caffeine
  • It will help the body to work harder to warm up the liquid, thus more calories will burn

 

2. Sleep

Sleep - importance of good sleep for weight loss

How can sleep help us lose weight? When we are sleeping, our body is working. Our digestive system is very active – it is working hard to process the food, and to break down the fats.

Some researchers have been trying to discover how sleep deprivation is linked to weight gain. They found out what the secret is – a change in hormone level, in particular in the levels of cortisol and insulin, which are responsible for weight problems. Cortisol, for instance, regulates sugar, protein, fat, minerals, and water metabolism. Insulin is in charge of fat storage and blood sugar. Lack of sleep triggers cortisol production and increases the level of insulin; thus weight loss is more challenging.

Do not take sleep for granted.

 

3. Acupuncture

This form of alternative medicine, an important part of Tradition Chinese medicine, is one of the oldest healing practices in the world. We heard about it, yet, do we know how it works?

Acupuncture stimulates certain acupuncture points in the body in order to balance the flow of qi energy through channels known as meridians.

For centuries, acupuncture has been used to regulate weight. This practice helps with metabolism and energy production. In acupuncture, weight loss is connected with spleen, stomach and liver. When one is focusing on those meridians, it will aid digestion and clearing. On the other hand, stress is, as we all know it, a common cause of overeating and acupuncture can help with anxiety as well.

Acupuncture can be an enormous help to those who wish to lose weight; however, one should find an experienced Chinese practitioner in order to gain the most benefits of it.

 

4. Breathing

Breathing right - why is that important

Yes, do not get so surprised, breathing is important for weight loss. Breathing correctly can help you lose weight. What does it mean to breathe correctly? It is diaphragmatic breathing – when you breathe in through your nose and breathe out through your mouth. Full diaphragmatic breathing helps burn more calories because your muscles are more active.

Moreover, this kind of breathing also delivers more oxygen to the blood and muscles. Practice this natural breathing (the best way is to lie on your back) and see the results yourself.

 

5. Laugher

Laugher calms the nerves, improves immune system, and burns calories. How? A good laugh provides a natural cardiovascular workout; it increases your heart rate and circulation while activating your muscles. 10 to 15 minutes of solid laugh can burn 50 calories; so, remember to laugh every day!

 

6. Fresh Fruits and Veggies

You do not have to count calories because most of the fruits and vegetables are low in calories. On the other hand, including fruits and veggies in your nutrition is beneficial because certain fruit and vegetable can make you feel fuller for longer.

You will receive all the essential nutrients (minerals, vitamins, fiber, fatty acids). Your organism will maintain optimum health. Your immune system will be protected.

The most delicious meals are made from veggies and fruits.

 

7. Milk

Milk - 8 Little Known Ways to Lose Weight without Diet or Exercise

Researchers showed that dairy products could improve weight loss. Dairy products are rich in calcium; this mineral can accelerate metabolism, which in turn increases fat burning potential.

One glass a day can significantly help lose weight. Remember this: if possible, opt for organic milk.

 

8. Sex

The fact is that the average sex session burns 150 to 250 calories per half an hour. Sex is a great workout; it improves your circulation and burns calories and fat. Practicing different positions will engage different muscle groups, so, sex can also be a cardio exercise. The best thing is that the only energy you need is your own.

 

Before you start practicing these methods, remember that you need to resolve some personal issues.

Do not punish yourself for gaining weight. Put some effort, and you will see how easy you can reach your goal.

Be positive! Positive thinking is the solution for most of the problems.

Do not cut out on your social and love life.

Do not stress about your weight because you are not your body.

 
Reference:
Harrigan, M. (2012). Body Energy – Discover the Secrets of the Chinese Body Energy Clock. Tenchi, Ilc.
Harper, M.J., (2012). How to Lose Weight Fast and For Good – 50 Fruit Meals to Accelerate Weight Loss. Mary J. Harper.
Patterson, S., (2013). Holistic Weight Loss: 14 Natural Ways to Lose Weight without Exercise, Diets, Drugs, or Surgery. Weight Loss Group.

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Last article update: 4/23/2019