One of the topmost questions asked by people on the internet is “Can I lose weight without exercising?”
The direct answer to this question is “Yes you can reduce weight without working out or fasting or dieting?” Let’s just lock this statement first so that there is no confusion here.
It is ‘Eating Right’ that helps you lose weight… without worrying about exercising or dieting. If you are eating the right way, you will lose weight naturally and the best part is that you can do it while staying at home – so bye bye long gym hours.
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 that 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 in building 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 about its benefits, I highly recommend that you read the following two posts:
So while exercising is important, you can still lose weight without working out. And if your aim is to lose weight, you need to focus 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 involve making healthy adjustments to your eating habits, which you can start by following the below-given tips:
- 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. Pre-decide on all the healthy snacks for yourself. Eating regularly keeps your body in the fat burning mode, even without exercising. Regular eating also helps in decreasing your meal sizes, and you don’t end up overeating.
- Avoid Distractive Eating or Emotional Eating, which means that you should not eat when you are distracted or feel emotional, as you tend to eat more when you are not observing what you are eating. 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 always want more! While 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… Don’t we all love FREE gifts? 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 following the eating right tactics: #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 are 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 manage 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 to you 🙈🙈). And then hog like a crazy pig over dinner… and I used to give myself three reasons to make myself guilt-free when I did that:
- 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.
Now I know that I was wrong. And I am sorry to break your heart too by spelling out that none of the reasons mentioned above actually helps.. as the tactic I used completely failed me. The only thing you feel when you follow it is hunger, irritability and 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) 😋😋Learn to Lose Weight Without Exercising. Learn the Basics of #HealthyEating Click To Tweet
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. (Read my Weight Transformation Story here) Besides stress, the other reason that caused my headache was my digestive system (which I realized 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 my headache issue, at least due to acidity, is solved.
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…