5 Ways To Lose Fat Without Even Trying!

Everyone knows that the best way to lose weight is to exercise and eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. But are there other things you can do which will help you lose fat without even trying? Of course there are! Here are just a sampling of some of these easy to follow ideas. These tips will not be a replacement for your workouts. No, there really isn’t any way to get around that unfortunately. But these are things which you can incorporate into your daily routine and which will help you lose some extra fat without even being aware you’re doing it!

  1. Make sure you have an extra large serving of veggies at each meal
    • veggiesIf you hate canned or veggies that have been over-sauced in the kitchen try some fresh seasonal veggies instead. By far the best (and easiest) way to cook fresh veggies is to use a steamer. These wonderful contraptions can be found in any Asian store. They are inexpensive and so easy to use. After just using yours for a week you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it! You will soon come to enjoy the taste of fresh vegetables and find that you can’t live without them. There are so many different fresh vegetables to choose from, it almost senseless to try and list them all here. But fresh cauliflower and fresh broccoli are the best to prepare in a steamer. It allows them to keep their crispness and taste. The goal, once you’ve found a few that you like, is to fill about two-thirds of your plate with vegetables at every meal. The fiber in them will help fill you up and the vitamins will help keep you healthy.
  2. high-protein-egg-breakfastConsume 30 grams of protein at breakfast every day
    • Protein will keep you full throughout the day. Eating protein at breakfast is the best way to start off your day. In fact, I eat ¾ of a cup of Greek yogurt with a mashed banana and some raw honey for breakfast every single day. Because protein is more difficult for your body to process than carbohydrates, your metabolism will be ramped up if you have some protein for breakfast every day. If you eat your 30 grams of protein within just 30 minutes of getting out of bed, you will speed up your fat loss. It will also help you stay fuller for a longer period of time. Not into Greek yogurt? You can have five egg whites whipped up into an omelette with a little cheese or just one cup of cottage cheese will do the trick.
  3. Start eating at home as often as you can
    • When you cook your own food you are in control of everything: the ingredients, the sodium content, the fat. Eating more meals at home is one of the easiest ways to lose weight without trying. Restaurant food, especially fast food, is notorious for being high in fat, especially trans-fats which are so bad for you. They are also often filled with lots of hidden calories in everything from the type of fats they’re cooked in to the type of olive oil that is placed on the table. You are much less likely to fill up on things like french fries or sweet coleslaw if you’re making it yourself at home. Don’t have a clue as to what to make? Check out the Internet. There are literally thousands of low calorie  websites which offer loads and loads of fast, easy, inexpensive and delicious low calorie recipes.
  4. Stay away from nonfat food
    • Years ago there was a drastic move in the food industry to “non-fat” foods. So many people were afraid on saturated fats that food manufacturers began to remove some of the fats from their foods. What most people don’t realize, though, is that when they did this they swapped out the fats for sugar.
    • Most people think that if they are eating something with fat in it that it will make them fat. Really, it depends on the kind fat you are eating. There are healthy fats which every person should consume: like olive oil and avocado or the type of fats found in certain kinds of nuts like walnuts and/or almonds. Steering yourself away from “non-fat”items can actually save you a ton of calories.
  5. Let yourself indulge on a treat every now and then
    • One of the thing that will destroy a person’s ability to lose weight faster than just about anything is depriving themselves of all those wonderful treats they love to eat. Me? I love potato chips. I still have potato chips. About once a week. How many do I have? Not as many as I’d like, that’s for sure. But I say all food in moderation. Just be mindful of the size of the portion you’re allowing yourself to indulge on. If you allow yourself to have a treat every now and then I guarantee you will not feel like you’re being deprived. So, when you DO have a special treat you will be able to control how much you have. You will not have to eat half of the chocolate cake if you had a small piece the other night.

If you are generally eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, then allowing yourself a small treat every now and then will not harm you. It’s what you eat on a day in, day out basis that makes the real difference.

Life is meant to be enjoyed and there is no denying that eating is a social activity. No matter how determined you are to lose weight, you will always have to eat something. It is far better to learn how to eat and how to control your portion sizes. That way you can enjoy your food.

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