I know, it’s difficult, you have no time, no energy to plan meticulously meals, to calculate and put on paper every calorie consumed, to exercise every evening after work, to spend hours in the kitchen cooking tasteless meals as I’ve been there, I tried and I failed almost every time. So as a slacker usually finds the easiest of doing things, I thought there must be another method of losing weight except for the list mentioned above. Is there an alternative or not?
Yes, there is! And not only one but various efficients tricks fitting each preference.
Soo! Take a look at THE SLACKER’S GUIDE TO LOSE WEIGHT!
Feel free to complete it, to review, to write a feedback regarding their results, on what works or doesn’t.
Here are 16 no-effort tweaks which can be applied to your current routine instantly.
Indulge in your lazy tendencies to get more sleep. Researchers proved that a sleep of less than than five hours a night sends the scale soaring 30% higher than if you got seven hours or more. So, sleep more, eat less!
2. Drink water
Cold water helps up your metabolism as the body will work warming the liquid, burning more calories. Regular drinking helps keeping the full feeling so you won’t snack on empty calories again. Also, hydrating before you exercise will help release muscle-building hormones in your body — which spells good news for not only your strength goals but also your metabolism.
3. Cool Off
This trick requires nothing more than a stroll over to the thermostat. Turn the heater off or turn down a few degrees and you’ll activate a type of body fat that actually burns calories. In recent years, researchers have come to realize that when we’re exposed to cooler temperatures, some of our inert stores of white fat convert to a darker, beige color and begin burning calories. You don’t have to live in a freezer, either: A British study from 2012 suggests that lowering the thermostat by just two to four degrees—aim for the mid to high 60s—can trigger the fat conversion.
4. Order your drinks unsweetened
Order a plain latte instead of flavored, plain iced tea, plain coffee. Opting for the plain latte over the flavored will save you 40 calories per 16-ounce serving and forgoing the half and half in your coffee will save you up to 20 calories and 2 grams of fat per one-tablespoon serving of the creamy stuff.
5. When Soup’s On, Weight Comes Off
Add a broth-based soup to your day and you’ll fill up on fewer calories. Think minestrone, tortilla soup, or Chinese won-ton. Soup’s especially handy at the beginning of a meal because it slows your eating and curbs your appetite. Start with a low-sodium broth or canned soup, add fresh or frozen vegetables and simmer. Beware of creamy soups, which can be high in fat and calories.
6. Drink Green Tea
Water’s not the only metabolism booster in town. Studies have shown that drinking green tea can give your metabolism a tiny increase — which can add up to over 400 extra calories burned a week! Not only that, the beverage has got some major antioxidant power, so drink up.
7. Limit Alcohol
When an occasion includes alcohol, follow the first drink with a nonalcoholic, low-calorie beverage like sparkling water instead of moving directly to another cocktail, beer, or glass of wine. Alcohol has more calories per gram than carbohydrates or protein. It can also loosen your resolve, leading you to mindlessly inhale chips, nuts, and other foods you’d normally limit.
A low-stress lifestyle may keep belly fat away, suggests research published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology. For a year, researchers from the University of California at San Francisco followed 61 healthy women; 33 were chronically stressed while the other 28 were not. All were asked to keep a record of their consumption of high sugar, high fat foods. Researchers found that eating these unhealthy foods frequently predicted metabolic risk, including a larger waistline, morebelly fat, higher oxidative damage, and more insulin resistance—but only in the high-stress group. Women in the low-stress group who also ate a lot of high fat, high sugar foods did not experience the same negative metabolic effects.
9. Get Needled
You may find acupuncture a little intimidating, but your nervous system seems to respond to one simple form—ear acupuncture—by suppressing your appetite. A recent study published in Acupuncture in Medicine suggests that when acupuncturists target five points on the ears that are linked to hunger and digestion, overweight people begin losing weight—without dieting or working out. Daniel Hsu, a licensed acupuncturist in New York City, points out that the stress-reducing benefits of acupuncture may also eliminate stress-related noshing.
10. Slip Into a Yoga State of Mind
Women who do yoga tend to weigh less than others, according to a study in theJournal of the American Dietetic Association. What’s the connection? The yoga regulars reported a more “mindful” approach to eating. For example, they tend to notice the large portions in restaurants but eat only enough to feel full. Researchers think the calm self-awareness developed through yoga may help people resist overeating.
11. Chew Strong Mint Gum
Chew sugarless gum with a strong flavor when you’re at risk for a snack attack. Making dinner after work, socializing at a party, watching TV, or surfing the Internet are a few dangerous scenarios for mindless snacking. Gum with a big flavor punch overpowers other foods so they don’t taste good.