How To Lose Weight Without Exercise

by admin on November 6, 2013

If your doctor has advised you against physical activities, don’t lose heart. You can still lose weight without exercise. Losing weight is simple because it is related with what your body consumes and what it burns. All you have to do is take into account how much your body needs for a day to day functioning and how much calories you are eating. Therefore stay positive, if you can’t exercise. Take care of the few things and stay healthy.

Turn a blind eye to magic weight loss pills Don’t succumb to the magic of weight loss pills. If you can’t exercise, that doesn’t mean you should look for shortcuts. Magic pills which promise you moon and stars always comes with heavy baggaes, sometimes it takes yaers to know about such baggaes. Weight loss pills have unpleasant side effects. Have faith in your diet and consult your nutrition expert about what to eat if you can’t exercise. He or she will tel you keeping in mind your lifestyle and mobility.

Analyze What is On Your Plate: Pay attention to what is on your plate according to your height, weight and lifestyle. It is always better to rope in an expert. Think about this when you are shopping. Read the labels and try to think, you really need what you are going to put in your trolley? If you don’t purchase unhealthy food, surely you are not going to consume it. Simple! So keep your home free of unhealthy food. Try to cook as much as possible. Nothing elaborate and fancy, just simple cooking. A nice, warm meal of soup and wholewheat bread with salad is more nutritious than any takeaway or canned food. There is hardly any alternative to home cooked meal. Paying attention to the ingredients on your plate doesn’t mean you become edgy and start picking on your food. Don’t fill your plate with what you dislike wholeheartedly. Just put a small portion of it on your plate and develop a taste first. Increase the portion gradually. You are not at war with your food.

Breathe Correctly: Find this heading somewhat odd? We all breathe knowing or unknowing. So what’s the big deal? The big deal is do we know how to breathe correctly? The whole art of meditation is based based on breathing correctly and staying focused. Know the technique eof simple deep breathing. This can be done anywhere, even stiing in front of your computer in office. Be relaxed and inhale and exahle deeply. While inhaling, fill up your abdomen, ribcage and lungs with air, but do it slowly. Hold your breathe upto 8 count and then exhale slowly. Don’t overdo it otherise you will feel light headed or in extreme case, one may faint! Breathing exercise will help you stay calm, feel energized, stay focused and burn a minuscule amount of calories too. Nothing dramatic will happen.

Have Green Tea: We are familiar with this wonderful drink. It works as an antioxidant, burn calories and good for our heart too. If you can’t exercise, instead of having your usual quota of tea or coffee, try to have green tea instead. It works wonders for you but at a slow and steady pace, nothing drastic or overnight effect. And we know that is good for us. Green tea is also known for boosting the metabolism and we know it will result in burning our calories faster. In combination of diet control and deep breathing, make green tea a part of your life. Solely drinking green tea will not result in significant weight loss.

Full Sleep: We all know, insignificant amount of sleep results in weight gain because there is a strong connection between sleep and diet. Its natural, when you are having sleep deprivation, you feel lack of energy and to get energy you eat and drink. Susan Zafarlotfi, PhD, clinical director of the Institute for Sleep and Wake Disorders at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, says, “Sleep debt is like credit card debt,” Zafarlotfi says. “If you keep accumulating credit card debt, you will pay high interest rates or your account will be shut down until you pay it all off. If you accumulate too much sleep debt, your body will crash.” Again if you are getting a good night sleep, nothing dramatic will happen but in combination of a good diet and healthy lifestyle, adequate amount of sleep will keep your weight in check.

Make your Food flavorful: When food is more flavorful, you tend to enjoy and savor it more than consume it more in quantity. Alan Hirsch, M.D., founder of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago says that “The flavors made people focus on the sensory characteristics of the food—its smell and taste.” While preparing meals use spices, herbs, onions, garlic, hot peppers, and horseradish that will impart a flavor to your meals. Instead of eating salads without dressing, find your own tasty healthy substitutes. It curbs overeating and you will feel satisfied sooner. Again don’t expect miracles just by eating flavorful food. Pay attention to the whole package!!


“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”
― Rudyard Kipling

And power of words and weight loss are not unrelated phenomenon. While we are on a weight loss program, what words we use to convince ourselves and others has the capacity to make it or break it. The Journal of Consumer Research conducted a study, titled, study, titled “I Don’t” versus “I Can’t”: When Empowered Refusal Motivates Goal-Directed Behavior.” The study puts emphasis on the power of words and how it affects our behavior.

As we all know weight loss success depend on our refusal to say no to certain things. It seems pretty simple to say no to unhealthy food. But we all know the reality. The findings of the study demonstrated our choice of words:

“I can’t” compared to “I don’t”

If we pay attention we can sum up the weight loss plan into saying yes to nutritional food and exercise and saying no to a sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy food. But saying yes or no depends on our will power and motivation level. Here comes the value of words we choose to use to stay focused to our goal. The same group of researchers conducted another study on exercise on a group of 30 women. They were divided into 3 groups and again the group who says to themselves, ‘I don’t miss exercise’ fared better than those who say, “I can’t” or a simple “No”

How I Don’t Empowers You? So what’s the mystery behind these simple phrases, “I don’t” and “I can’t”? “I Don’t” empowers you. ‘I Don’t’ conveys to us that we are in control of our weight loss plan. Someone else is not compelling us to do things. Its “WE” who have the real decision making power. It is not being thrust upon us. While , “I can’t” reminds us of the days when we were small children and our parents and teachers used to decide for us. ‘I can’t’ invokes the feeling that ‘though I don’t like it but somehow I am supposed to do it!’

What It All Boils Down To? If we try to sum up “I don’t” Vs “I can’t” it will lead us to a powerful way of saying no. The word ‘No’ contains just two alphabets but it defines us in many ways and how we conduct ourselves in life. But just saying ,’No’ to continuous temptations is not easy and can weigh you down if its not coming from within but forced by your trainer or dietitian. Here lies the power of, ‘I don’t’ when you say “I Don’t’ to yourself or others it means nobody is forcing you to behave in a certain manner. You are making a choice out of your own free will. And THAT is real empowerment.

Try Learning To Say, “I Don’t” So start NOW. Its never too late. Say to yourself and others these magical words. Sometimes things are simple but we are unable to incorporate them in our lives. Lets also learn to appreciate the simple things in our lives. Lets remind ourselves the power of ‘I don’t’ day in and day out till it become a habit.


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