One of the topmost questions asked by people on the internet is “How can one lose weight without exercising?”
The direct answer to this question is “It is ‘Eating Right’ that helps you lose weight… without worrying about exercising.” Let’s just lock this statement first so that there is no confusion here.
In this post, besides giving you the basics of eating right, I will also talk about many other benefits that you get when you start eating right, which goes beyond weight loss. But before that, I want to make sure you know why exercising is considered important and why weight loss experts lay so much emphasis on exercise.
So as I mentioned, exercising is important… important because it helps you in building the muscles and keeping the body toned. It also ensures that while you are losing fat weight, you don’t end up losing muscle weight along with it.
If you want to gain more knowledge about exercising and know more of its benefits, I highly recommend that you read the following two posts:
- How long you need to exercise for Losing Weight?
- 7 Amazing Benefits of Exercises beyond Weight Loss!
So while exercising is important, I would again say that if your aim is to lose weight, your focus should be more on “Eating Right”.
So What is Eating Right? And what are the basics of Eating Right?
Eating Right is all about eating the right food in the right amount at the right time. The basics of eating right involve making healthy adjustments in your eating habits, which you can start by doing the following:
- Avoid tea/ coffee as your first intake in the morning. Start with eating some real food, which can be followed by having your morning tea/ coffee. By doing this you are also taking care of the drop in your blood sugar levels that happen during the night.
- Be regular in eating your breakfast and have it within an hour of waking up.
- Eat every two hours and eat in portions. This keeps your body in the fat burning mode, even without exercising. Regular eating also results in decreasing your meal sizes.
- Avoid Distractive Eating, which means that you should not eat when you are distracted, as you tend to eat more when you are not observing your food. Moreover, you don’t even enjoy your food when your mind is elsewhere. Read my article on Binge Eating to learn more about distracted eating.
- Stop eating at least 2 hours before going to sleep, as your body needs rest to rejuvenate itself and give you energy for the next day.
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Benefits of Eating Right that go beyond just Losing Weight
We humans always want more! Well yes losing weight is important to us, but if we can get more out of what we are doing in order to lose weight, then why not… Aren’t FREE gifts always welcome? I recently stopped mid-way of buying something because the shopkeeper refused to give me a free gift. 😂😂
So let me bribe you to include healthy eating habits in your lifestyle by telling you about my own experience when I started eating right myself.
Of course, I lost weight, goes without saying, but there are many positive changes that I felt as a result of incorporating eating right into my lifestyle: #truestory
1. High Energy Levels:
When you are eating right, you are constantly nurturing your body and taking care of it by giving it balanced nutrient-rich food in the correct quantity. This keeps your blood sugar levels at a normal level and you stay active the whole time with awesome energy, while you losing weight as well. Are you thinking of the times when you stayed hungry the whole while so that you can lose some pounds? 🤔🤔 I do relate to that, believe me…
As one of my earlier weight loss tactics, I used to stay hungry till lunch, then have soup with a slice of bread, and then somehow managed to stay hungry till dinner… always thinking that this would make me lose weight, as I have consumed less food and fewer calories than usual in the process… (told you I can relate with you 🙈🙈). And then hog like crazy over dinner… and I used to give myself three reasons to make myself guilt-free:
- I was hungry as I had not eaten the entire day.
- Reward myself as I was able to successfully stay hungry the whole day.
- Since I had not eaten the whole day if I eat more for one meal, it won’t matter.
Well, now I know that I was wrong. And if you also think the same then I am sorry to break your heart by spelling out that none of the reasons mentioned above actually helps.. as the tactic I used completely fails me. The only thing you feel when you follow it is hunger, irritability and with very low energy.
And when you overeat, you feel bloated and stuffy, which brings me to the 2nd and the 3rd benefit of eating right.
2. Brain Functions Better:
When you are eating right, you are not constantly thinking of food; your body is getting the food that it needs, it becomes confident that it will be served food that it wants and when it wants. Healthy and nutrient-rich food makes your brain function better and keeps it very active.
3. Reduced Acidity & Bloating Problems:
Since you are eating in the right quantity and not actually over-eating, you don’t ever face the issues of a bloated stomach or acidity. This saves you from taking those antacids and digestives. You have no idea how much money I used to spend on Hajmola (digestives) and Digene (antacid) 😋😋
4. A Natural Cure for many of your Existing Diseases:
I used to suffer from constant headaches to the extent that I had to get my MRI done twice. Besides stress, the other reason that caused my headache was my digestive system (which I realised now only). And here is what used to happen.
Many times I used to skip breakfast or have my first meal very late in the day. This caused acid to form in my empty stomach; as my body demanded food, which I was not providing it. And by the time I gave it food, it was too late, the headache had already started. But now I have a fruit just after waking up and so I have been able to solve this headache issue due to acidity for myself.
For me, it was my headache, but there are others who suffer from diabetes or even heart problems. If they start to eat right, they will also see a tremendous improvement in their health.
5. Healthier Looking Skin & Hair:
Whether it is a hair care professional or a skin specialist, if you go to them for treatment, they want you to add a few nutrients to your meal. So while they do give you some products (they also need to sell their stuff.. right), they want you to start with a well balanced nutritional diet. Now when you are eating right, you are already providing the required vitamins, minerals and nutrients to your body, which it needs to maintain a healthy body, glowing skin and nourished hair.
A Few thoughts I am Leaving you with:
If you learn to eat the right way, you not only lose weight but also start enjoying your life in the ways you have never known before. It is wonderful to feel healthy – a complete win-win situation.
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Hope I was able to answer your question rightly as per your expectations. Until next time…