If you aren’t able to exercise due to injury or some other reason here’s how to lose weight without exercise.
Can women lose weight without exercise? This is a question that many women seem to have especially after the summer vacation.
Summer is the time many women seem to gain weight, but with their busy schedules, working out is almost impossible and needless to say, it is not fun for many.
So to answer the question, yes women can lose weight without a sweat — without having to set foot in a gym.
Drink lots of water
There are a myriad of reasons why water is best for your waistline. Cold water has the ability to raise your metabolism as the body will have to work extra hard to warm the liquid which translates to more calories getting burned.
Drinking water on a regular basis and not only when you are thirsty gives you a feeling of being full thereby not having space to fill up with snacks that only provide you with extra calories.
Get sufficient sleep
Doctors and celebrities alike cannot seem to stop raving about their go to secret for weight loss: ensuring that you get enough sleep. Why one may ask?
Well, as it turns out, people tend to eat more when they are deprived of sleep.
Studies that have been carried out over the years show that people who got only four hours of sleep consumed 300 calories than when they got their sufficient sleep of 6-7 hours onwards.
Always practice portion control
You might not be on a weight loss diet but watching how much food you put into your body will go a long way to helping maintain a healthy weight.
It takes the brain a few minutes to actually recognize that you are already full.
As such, knowing the portion that is sufficient for you will help you stop the weight gain due to overeating.
Drink Green Tea
While water is a very good metabolism booster, it is not the only one.
Studies carried out by specialists show that taking green tea can give a considerable boost to your metabolism — which translates close to over 400 calories burnt.
And that is not all, the drink is also known for its antioxidant power so feel free and motivated to drink up.
Make use of your friends
With so many things to derail you from leading a healthy lifestyle and losing weight, having the support as well as the motivation of your friends who share the same goal can go a long way.
Having a close knit group, more of a healthy support group can help you make better choices for yourself and stick to them.
You will find yourself making more steps in the right direction without having to go through the stress of the gym.
Let’s talk about it (watch video)
Have you lost weight without exercise before?
Guest post by Ruby Andrew
//SHOP THIS POST//
27 Replies to "How To Lose Weight Without Exercise"
December 15, 2014 (7:08 am)
Interesting-I was thinking you could donate a kidney or something LOL
December 15, 2014 (8:07 am)
December 15, 2014 (9:20 am)
All of these things, of course along with a reduction in food intake would work I think. Water is key!
RFC December 15, 2014 (9:52 am)
Excellent tips! I always like to point out that despite the numerous ways to lose weight without exercise, exercise is SO beneficial and necessary for health as well!
December 15, 2014 (11:05 am)
I definitely think getting my food right goes farther towards weight loss than working out. However, working out makes me feel good and healthy.
December 15, 2014 (11:13 am)
I agree Kerri.
Stephanie Keeping December 15, 2014 (11:25 am)
Excellent tips. I drink a lot of green tea.
December 15, 2014 (11:45 am)
I am in the process of getting fit again, so these tips will come in handy. The Green tea tip, I have mastered. LOL
Rachel December 15, 2014 (12:42 pm)
Excellent tips! THanks for sharing. 🙂 I should try the tea trick 😉
December 15, 2014 (12:52 pm)
i’ve always been of the thought that it’s 80% food and 20% exercise so i agree with your tips! i drink SO much tea and water – luckily i work from home so i’m very close to the bathroom 🙂
Jenn December 15, 2014 (3:58 pm)
Water can make a huge difference when you are like me and have never drank enough water.
December 15, 2014 (4:28 pm)
I have used all of these tips and they definitely work. Of course you will lose faster if you exercise, but that is not always possible. Great post!
December 15, 2014 (6:50 pm)
So true! I definitely think diet contributes way more to overall weight loss than exercise. (Makes me sad, because I’d much rather exercise to the max and get to eat however much I wanted, haha. 😛 )
I’m terrible about not drinking enough water! D: I need to work on that!
Janice - The Fitness Cheerleader
December 15, 2014 (7:46 pm)
These tips + exercise would turn ha into a lean mean fat burning machine!
December 16, 2014 (12:33 am)
Love this! These are awesome tips that I know work. I just had a baby and need to get a move on! Thanks for the push and the inspiration!
December 16, 2014 (7:38 am)
You are welcome!
December 16, 2014 (12:55 am)
Great tips, all of which I need to work on, especially sleep 🙂
December 16, 2014 (6:58 am)
Isn’t it crazy how many different things are affected by getting enough sleep (or not). So interesting.
December 16, 2014 (7:37 am)
The sleep factor is extremely important.
December 16, 2014 (10:12 pm)
Getting enough sleep is so key for me! Sometimes when I dont sleep enough I mistake tiredness for hunger.Great post!
December 17, 2014 (8:20 am)
I didn’t know that water could boost your metabolism, interesting! I have green tea but I never drink it. I know it’s so good for you! #wowlinkup
December 17, 2014 (8:20 am)
Oh yes water sure can.
December 17, 2014 (9:20 pm)
I love weight training at the gym, but abs are really made in the kitchen. Portion control makes losing weight so much easier. Thank you for these tips!
December 18, 2014 (4:50 pm)
Oh man usually exercising is way easier for me than any of these other things, but since I’ve been sidelined with an injury I should be doing more of this! #wowlinkup
December 20, 2014 (9:56 am)
Great tips! I will definitely try out the portion control. Sometimes you don’t even realize you’re eating more than you should.
December 23, 2014 (3:06 pm)
I was always told that you could lose weight without exercise – it’s just that exercise is good for more than losing weight (and you would need to tone up some areas where you lost the weight). These are great tips to help lose weight in general. #wowlinkup
Femme Fitale Fit Club ® BlogThe Truth About Losing Weight Without Exercise - Femme Fitale Fit Club ® Blog August 13, 2016 (9:06 am)
[…] few years back I shared an article about ways to lose weight without exercise. It’s still a very popular topic to this day but I wanted to follow that up with the truth […]