Do you hate exercise? You’re not alone. Many people look at exercise as a form of torture. Why would anyone subject themselves to it willingly?
Go for a run? Not unless someone’s chasing me.
Do pushups? The only pushup I like is my bra.
Lift weights? I carried in the groceries. Isn’t that enough?
Here’s the good news. Even if exercise isn’t your cup of tea, you can still lose weight. And you don’t have to go on some special diet with complicated recipes that require exotic ingredients.
The Vida180 program was made for you. Lose weight with minimal exertion. Yes, it’s possible! To get you started on the right foot, here are 7 simple diet tips that you can put into action today with little or no effort.
1. Drink a glass of water
Sounds simple, but it’s important. When you wake up, drink one full glass of water. Get that simple task done and out of the way before you even start your day. The water will wake up your metabolism and nudge your body to start burning calories right away.
Your body needs fluids to function well. Throughout the day, keep a water bottle close by. Force yourself to have a few sips every few minutes much as you would a cup of coffee or tea.
Thirst is often confused with feelings of hunger, causing you to eat when all you really need is a glass of water. Drinking more water will avoid this problem and also help you to feel full, which means you’re less likely to overeat.
Losing weight doesn’t have to be complicated. Making even slight adjustments in your diet and lifestyle can make a big difference. The Vida180 weight loss plan could be right for you. It is best to start with your free personal diet analysis!
2. Fruit for in-between meals
Snacks are a hotly contested subject when you’re trying to lose weight. Some diets tell you to eat your three square meals and nothing in between. Others say that eating snacks helps curb hunger so you won’t overeat at meals.
Either way, you shouldn’t be eating all the time. The calories add up if you’re constantly grazing throughout the day. You should consciously allow your blood sugar level to take a break of at least two hours.
However, even more important than how often you snack is what you eat for those in-between treats when you do partake. If you’re craving something sweet, choose low-sugar fruit for in-between meals.
For variety, eat whatever fruits are in season. Berries, melons, peaches, oranges or grapefruit are low in sugar and low in calories. They’re also nutritious. Eating them in moderation can take the edge off hunger without taking a toll on your waistline. When you substitute fruit for high calorie snacks like potato ships and cookies, you’ll lose weight with minimal effort – and who wouldn’t want that!
3. Choose high-fiber foods
Quickly stir a spoonful of oat bran into muesli and you’ve got an extra portion of fiber helping you to feel full and aid in digestion. Use whole grain products. Dietary fiber is important for weight loss. It binds with dietary fats, promotes their elimination and improves digestion.
So stock your pantry with whole wheat pasta, brown rice, oatmeal and whole wheat bread. Leave white-flour products on the sidelines. Transitioning to a high-fiber diet will help make you slim without any effort.
4. Sleep yourself thin
There’s nothing better for feeling healthy than a good night’s sleep. But did you know that sleep plays a critical role in weight loss?
Our bodies are very sensitive to lack of sleep. The hormone ghrelin, is produced and released by our stomach. It’s called “the hunger hormone” because it stimulates appetite and promotes fat storage. A lack of sleep has been found to trigger increased levels of ghrelin. At the same time, less leptin is produced, a hormone that helps you feel full.
The result: lack of sleep leads to increased cravings and can cause you to increase calorie intake. So treat yourself to enough sleep, ideally 7-8 hours a night, which will help make you look and feel your best!
5. Burn extra calories in the sauna
When you sweat, your metabolism works at full speed. You burn more energy. But if you hate exercise, you’ll need to come up with an alternative way to get hot and sweaty.
The sauna is your secret weapon. Just sit, sweat, relax. What could be easier? While it’s no panacea, when combined with eating right, you’ll see positive results.
6. Get a massage
Cellulite is gross! Who wants cottage cheese thighs? Nobody. Exercise is one way to smooth away those unattractive cellulite dents. But it takes time and a lot of hard work. Thanks, but no thanks.
Fortunately, that’s not the only option. According to studies, massage can help reduce fat on the buttocks and legs. Special pressure techniques can loosen adhesions in the tissue and stimulate blood and lymph flow. Best of all, you get to lie still and enjoy the massage. Ahhhhh….
7. Slim down without amping up the effort
The key to losing weight without exercise is to make positive changes in your diet. Yes, diet matters even more than working out.
Make sure your meals have the right combination of three main nutritional sources: whole grain products, a good mix of vegetable and animal fats, and natural protein sources. Combine animal protein with vegetable protein sources. This allows your body to make best use of the protein.
Vida180 has plenty of tips and tricks to help you achieve your weight loss goals without spending hours at the gym.
Let us create your individual diet plan. We’ll put together a healthy and balanced diet for you. You’ll know exactly to eat and in what quantities. You’re able to follow the plan without stressing about the calories. Shed pounds and inches with minimal effort. Start now with your free personal diet analysis!