Non-Exercise Based Fat Loss Tips

Here are some non-exercise based fat loss steps you can take that are often overlooked:

Here are some tips to efficiently to incorporate the 80/20 rule in your life:

  • Staying hydrated. If for example you start with coffee, you may tend to not drink any water by noon. Staying hydrated throughout the day, gives you better energy levels, lowers cortisol and makes you want to stay active.
  • Make it fun, get your friends involved! Taking your fitness like a chore won’t get you very far.
  • Go Walking. Separate from exercise, brisk walking also releases endorphins. It is a gentle form of calorie burn.
  • Take breaks from everything. Including your diets. Doing more does not mean you will get more out of things. Don’t over cut your calories, don’t workout every single day, don’t do IF for life.
  • Incorporate Intermittent Fasting every once in a while, as it will recalibrate the system and all of its functions. Exercise caution with IF if you have diabetes or if your doctor advises against it.
  • Practice Meditation to build awareness, without necessarily acting upon anything. This can help when you have a craving, as you can notice its presence and control whether or to what extent to act upon it.
  • Beware of those that might be peer pressuring you. You have created something that works for you, be weary of those things that may break your discipline.
  • Avoid inflammatory foods. You may not even know you are consuming something inflammatory for yourself, as it may be a low grade inflammation. Nevertheless, this can stall your weight loss. Gluten, dairy, soy are some general inflammatory foods that you may not realize are affecting your weight loss. Eliminating these for at least a month, can help you discover whether these are affecting your weight loss if your weight does not seem to drop. 
  • Clever food combinations can ease the load on your digestive system and help food to break down effectively. One way to do so is to eat starchy foods separately from protein foods.
  • Count chemicals more than you count calories. Often times, chemicals can interfere with the hormonal balance and create issues that can lead to weight gain.
  • Stay away from foods that are devoid of any nutritional value.
  • Check for hormonal imbalances. Eat more foods that address the respective problem to see successful weight loss results. 
  • Set reminders on a fitness tracker, to ensure you get in some movement. Overweight or people who live sedentary lives tend to fidget or move less. This occurs because the brain no longer has connection to body fat stores to make them move. On the other hand, even people on very low calories who don’t move as often, their systems make them sit more in order to conserve the little energy they have.
  • If you are overweight, make adjustments to counter these by setting tools in place to help you stay active. Your brain will soon enough make the connection and movement will happen more impulsively. Any form of movement apart from exercise, such as chores, walking, or If you are on a TV watching spree, squeeze in a 6 minute spot jog every episode. You can set intervals along the mundane tasks of your day that ensure you are moving!
  • Getting adequate sleep is the most important. If you don’t sleep enough, you burn fewer calories, are less likely to exercise, you feel more stressed, suffer more insulin resistance, all of which lend to storing fat.

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