There are many ways that you can lose excess weight. Some of them include going to the gym, taking part in a weight loss program, or going on a special weight loss diet. However, the good news is that if you are overweight, you can take matters into your own hands and lose your excess weight at home without having to spend a dime.
Here are three ways that will help you lose excess weight. These are safe ways, and you can take it as slow or as fast as you like. But if you stick with them, they will help you to lose all the weight that you want to lose, and also to keep it off.
Engaging in exercises 3 to 4 times per week is all that is necessary. The length of the sessions can range anywhere between 20 to 60 minutes, depending on what you are capable of, and how fast you want to lose the weight.
You do not have to go to the gym or waste any money on expensive exercise equipment. For cardio you can just go running, and for strength training you can do squats and push-ups, or purchase some resistance bands.
Other exercises that you can do are biking, skating, rollerblading, swimming, sports activities or dancing.
Eat a Healthy Diet
A healthy diet is key to being able to lose excess weight. There are many foods that you will have to eliminate from your diet, but the most important thing is that you add in plenty of healthy foods.
Thus your focus should not be on eliminating foods, as that will cause you to feel deprived, but rather your focus should be on adding the healthy foods. When you focus on the healthy foods, you will automatically reduce and eventually eliminate all the junk foods.
The best foods to add into your diet are lots of leaf vegetables, avocados, nuts and seeds as well as fresh fruits and vegetables. Leaf vegetables are high in nutrients, but low in calories, and thus they are not very filling. Whereas avocados and nuts and seeds are high in calories and healthy fats that help to fill you up. Therefore it is a great idea to mix avocados and nuts in with your leaf vegetables so that you can still feel full after a salad.
Chew Your Foods
Believe it or not, but chewing your foods can also help you to lose weight. This is because when you chew your foods thoroughly, it gets coated with saliva so that the digestive process can begin in your mouth. This simply makes it easier on your stomach and the rest of your digestive system.
Another benefit of chewing your foods properly is that it takes you longer to consume your meal, and thus you will eat less, as it takes roughly about 20 minutes for your brain to receive the signal that you are no longer hungry.
Studies show that prolonged periods of stress can in fact hinder weight loss. This is because when the body is stressed, it produces cortisol, which when present in excess amounts contributes to weight gain in the abdominal area. Thus you need to reduce stress so that your body can stop producing excess cortisol.
A good way to reduce stress is to get plenty of sleep at night. Getting enough sleep can also help in weight loss, as it helps to suppress hunger naturally.
Yoga and meditation are also great stress relievers, and you can do them in the morning or at night to help you to relax.