Weight Loss without Sacrifice
What if I told you it was actually possible to lose weight without following some super structured diet plan or cutting out any of your favorite foods? You would most likely laugh in my face. But it is true. The old saying of ‘diet and exercise’ is not all that far off. However, don’t sacrifice what you love, just modify it!
Here are some of my favorite tips for losing weight without out ever going on a diet.
1. Drink water
Sounds simple, but let’s be honest: how much water are you currently drinking? If the answer is anything less than half your body weight in ounces, it’s not enough. Plus, if you’re active, it should be even more than that. So here’s what you need to do: drink lots of water and cut back on things like soda (even diet!), alcohol, and sweetened beverages. You won’t notice a difference, but your body will thank you.
You may not be the biggest fan of vegetables, but I promise you can learn to like them. Vegetables fill us up, and they’re loaded with fiber, energy, and vitamins. Plus, they’re low in calories, meaning you can eat a ton of them without gaining weight. Add vegetables to every meal and you’ll be sure to see a difference. Beans and fruit also provide us protein, vitamins, energy, and can stretch our weekly menus!
Fats do not make us fat. In fact, they do quite the opposite. They help us absorb vitamins, give us glowing hair, skin, and nails, and even keep us more satiated, meaning you’ll stay fuller longer and be much more satisfied with your meals when you add a little fat. Consider adding things like olive oil, avocado, coconut oil, sunflower seeds, or flax seeds to your next meal. You’ll be surprised at how full you’ll feel!
We all know that exercise can contribute to weight loss, but what if you hate it? The key here is to actually move in a way that you enjoy. This way, you’ll be more likely to stick to it in the long term. Chances are, you’re not going to want to get up at 5am for a run if you hate running, but if your alarm goes off at 5am for your favorite dance class, I bet you’ll be way more likely to make it there.
We want what we can’t have, so once you label something off limits or not healthy, it’s going to become more appealing. Whenever I used to say I was going to cut bread from my diet, it would be all I could think about for a week until I finally caved and ended up eating an entire loaf because I couldn’t take the torture. Sound familiar? So learn what makes your body feel good and modify it. It wasn’t the bread that made me bloat, but the gluten! However, thats a whole new story!
So there you have it, 5 simple things you can change about your eating habits today without ever going on a diet. Still struggling with this concept? Feel free to join my rolling 30 day nutritional challenge which has detailed tips and offering’s to help you find success! CLICK HERE