How to Lose Weight at Home Without Exercise

Being overweight can make it difficult to get into an exercise routine to begin with at least, so here’s how to lose weight at home without exercise by using your brain. By that I mean figuring out some simple math to ensure that the number of calories you’re consuming is lower than the number of calories your body is burning each day.

If that sounds too simple, don’t worry about something sounding too good to be true just because it sounds too easy. It is and it isn’t! Here’s what I mean.

Fewer Calories In than Calories Out

Most diet plans have you counting those all-important calories for a very good reason. A calorie in this sense should not so much be considered as a unit of how much you can gain or lose weight, but more of a unit of energy that is either in excess or in deficiency with regard to what your body needs.

If you consider a spoonful of sugar containing, for example 100 calories of latent energy and you swallow it, your body would then need to perform enough work to use up 100 calories of energy to keep you in balance. Here’s the simple math part:

  1. If your body did less work and only used up 80 calories, the excess 20 would be converted to fat and stored for later use.
  2. If, on the other hand your body did more work and used 120 calories, you would need to extract the shortfall from your store of fat to maintain the balance.

That’s a very simplified example of how things work, but hopefully it is clear enough for you to see the bigger picture when it comes to energy in and energy out and what your body does with it.

Using More Energy to Use Up Stored Fat

The good news I’m sure you already gleaned from the above example is that the aim here is to make sure your body is burning more energy than you are feeding it through what you eat and drink. You can do that in two ways, with one being rather easier and more desirable than the other:

  1. You can force your body to do more work through rigorous exercise and use more energy than you are taking in
  2. You can eat and drink less with the result you consume less energy than your body uses through normal activity

That nicely adds up to either working out or dieting to lose the excess pounds. Either way works, although I have to admit that dieting is much more effective at reducing fat stores. However, exercise is what you need to do in order to get your body into good shape.

Do both together and you are on to a real winner, obviously!

No Gym Equipment Needed

Another great plus here is that to do this at home, there is no need for any gym equipment or even any specialized diet sheets. It can be kept very simple, which is always the best way to do things.

As far as the change of diet side of things goes, simply use common sense when it comes to what you allow yourself to eat and drink each day. Don’t deprive yourself of what you enjoy, but make sure that whatever that is it is as low as possible in added sugar or sugar substitutes. And keep meal sizes as small as you can get away with.

The trick with limiting what you consume is to restrict calories as much as possible without sacrificing nutrition and health. That’s easy to do by including lots of fresh vegetables with each meal and not eating bread, rice or pasta to bulk out the food.

Avoid sweet desserts too, such as anything that contains cake, pastry, cream (and invariably lots of sugar or high fructose corn syrup). The most sensible thing is to substitute high calorie sweet desserts with fresh fruit for maximum health and nutrition.

When it comes to drinks, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Don’t drink soda! Any soda and that includes the “diet” versions because they all cause weight gain for one reason or another. Stick with plain water and you’ll be amazed at how the weight drops off you if you were drinking a lot of soda before.

With exercise, there are a number of things you can do that are quite easy but will still force your body to use more energy. Things like going for long walks in the fresh air, running up and down stairs, doing some gardening or even housework. You’d be surprised how much energy you use just sweeping up the yard!

I hope I’ve made this article as easy to understand and maybe even a little entertaining for you without going overboard on the strict side of regimented eating and fitness. You really can lose several pounds just by taking a sensible approach to what you eat, drink and how much activity you can do each day over and above what you do now.

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Lose Weight and Be Confident

One very important aspect to making big changes to attain personal improvement in all areas comes from the physical aspect of the way a person looks. Many people derive a large percentage of their feelings of confidence and self esteem from the way they look in the mirror.

When a person sees a slim, great looking figure looking back at them in a full length mirror, their self esteem is naturally enhanced because they can see how good they actually look.

What You See is What You Feel

But what if a person is overweight and unfit? How does that translate to feelings of self esteem and confidence when they view themselves in the mirror?

The short answer in most cases is that image erodes a person’s self esteem making them feel less successful and less confident. This can create a snowball effect leading to low self esteem and lack of confidence in social situations where these qualities are necessary to enable the person to elevate their status either socially or in their work.

This is not desirable but can relatively easily be turned around by the person taking action and the necessary steps to lose weight and improve their fitness and health levels.

How to NOT Lose Weight

how to not lose weightThe usual method that people adopt to lose weight is to read some weight loss tips in the hope of getting some ideas on making the process as easy as possible. Then they start a diet and hope the change of diet and what they eat will result in a slimmer, better looking body.

The reality is that in many cases, the diet does not live up to expectations. The person gets downhearted quite early on, especially after only realizing a small amount of weight reduction. They give up and claim the diet didn’t work and that for whatever reason they can’t lose weight.

This is of course a lame excuse for what the reality is, which is the person didn’t try hard enough to lose that weight. Relying entirely on even one of the best diet programs to lose the weight for a person is passing the buck and not taking responsibility for their own well being and appearance.

The only way to make this work is to take responsibility and be prepared to work hard at causing their body to lose weight and become fitter. This means also doing more than just starting a propriety diet plan.

How to Achieve an Amazing Figure

Losing weight is only part of the desired outcome, as the true desire is to have a great looking figure that reflects a slim, fit and well toned physical appearance. This result is necessary to improve poise and deportment and improve confidence and self esteem.

It can only be achieved by eating a healthy diet and exercising daily. In short it means taking the bull by the horns and getting physical.

A great figure is achieved by hard physical work but there is an element to getting mind involved in this that can increase the effectiveness of the physical work immensely. The first step is to elicit the motivation to achieve the desired result.

Be Positive, Be Successful

Developing a positive mental attitude is essential to success. That’s because by creating a mindset that does not leave any room for any outcome other than success, success must be the end result!

A success mindset can be created even where it does not exist. A person can do that by utilizing self suggestion and continually reminding themselves that, “I can” to such an extent that the suggestion takes root in the subconscious mind.

When a suggestion forms and becomes rooted in the subconscious, it must become that person’s reality. It creates a level of faith in a person’s ability to achieve their goal that cannot be shaken and when a person has this faith, then success must result because from faith comes the determination and persistence necessary for success to be realized.

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Sugar vs HFCS: The Worst Cause of Obesity

Anybody who wants to lose weight knows they need to cut back on their sugar intake because it’s just empty calories. But what about High Fructose Corn Syrup (Starch) HFCS, sugar’s evil twin?

high fructose corn syrup dangersIn this post, I’m going to say what I think about the uncanny correlation of the rise in obesity to the rise in food and drinks products that have HFCS as their main sweetening ingredient instead of old fashioned sugar (sucrose) over the last few decades. Now I know I won’t get a lot of “experts” want to agree with me because doctors and medical experts are running scared of the immense power of the big bad food industry.

Politicians won’t likely agree with me either, probably because their very existence on the political stage has some relation to the lobbying power of the food industry. And of course the food industry itself will almost definitely pooh pooh the very idea that HFCS has anything to do with making people get fat, fatter, obese.

How to Lose Weight Now

So now we’ve got the controversy said and out in the open, here’s what I think – or more precisely, what I know.

If you really want to lose weight and get back to the shape and size that your body is supposed to be according to your skeletal structure and genetic makeup, you really need to do three things.

  1. Stop eating and drinking products that contain HFCS
  2. Start exercising every day
  3. Start drinking enough plain water to keep your body correctly hydrated

Oh and one other thing. Eat only fresh, wholesome foods that you prepare and cook yourself (or get your mom to do it for you). I mean lots of fresh vegetables, lean meat and fish if you’re not vegetarian or vegan and include a sensible portion of healthy nuts, seeds and legumes with some healthy oils (extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil).

As long as you aim for moderation in the portion sizes of the meals you eat and simply do not drink any drinks that are flavored and sweetened (whether they have sugar or sugar substitutes) and you do some light exercise every day, you will amaze yourself and your friends as the pounds start to drop off as if by magic.

Easy It Is NOT!

Now I’m not saying this is some kind of easy solution that no one ever thought of before. It most certainly is NOT easy to lose weight you put on over a long period of time.

But it is possible to lose it anyway as long as you make the conscious decision to stop pumping your poor body full of man made additives and poisons and that includes HFCS, sugar and its substitutes and artificial sweeteners. Here’s why.

Chances are, the majority of the excess weight you’re carrying around with you is made up of visceral fat. That’s the kind of abdominal fat (or belly fat) that plenty of medical experts will tell you is potentially dangerous to your health and very difficult to shift once it’s there.

Visceral fat acts like it has a mind of its own.

Bad Fat!

This kind of bad fat is produced when the body can’t use up excess sugars through exercise (muscle work) or – and here’s the kicker – it doesn’t know what else to do with what just passed through your stomach. Yep, you read that right.

I’ll try and explain this in as down to earth terms as I can, so excuse me if it doesn’t sound quite as scientific as it probably should.

When the liver, which as part of its many functions processes sugars and turns them into glucose to fuel the muscles, encounters a sugary substance it doesn’t know what to do with, it turns it all into visceral fat cells. Since the body doesn’t know what to do with foods that are laced with certain powerful pesticides or is genetically modified, as is the case with corn and by association, anything with HFCS as its sweetener, the liver can’t metabolize them into glucose.

So instead it just turns them directly into visceral (adipose) fat cells. These cells are what the body deposits in the abdomen, around major organs and the small intestines.

Very Bad Fat!

Visceral fat cells when they get together in large quantities, as happens when a person becomes obese, start causing havoc in the body. They really do seem to have developed a kind of sentience because once they’re there, they start exuding hormones to stop the body getting rid of them!

There are a number of hormones and chemicals these cells produce in an apparent effort to ensure their own survival as virtual parasites in the human abdomen. The list of problems they can cause is longer and nastier than many people realize.

Visceral fat is now known to be in part or wholly responsible for the creation of cancerous cells forming in various parts of the body. They are linked with type 2 diabetes and a number of weight related diseases. They even trick the body into craving high sugar foods in order to feed them and make more of themselves!

Did you ever wonder why as you gain weight you seem to want to eat more and then gain even more weight?

Now you know the answer!

Think LEAN!

Following on from what you just learned, the natural and obvious answer is to reduce the volume of visceral fat in your abdomen. You can’t do that quickly but you can do it slowly and methodically.

As I already said above, you need to cut out all foods and drinks with HFCS as well as other sugars and artificial sugar substitutes from your diet. You need to get tough with yourself here. Put your foot down and mean it when you say you want to lose weight!

Stop making empty promises to yourself. Really mean what you mean and do what you say you’re going to do!

It’s the only way to fight back against those insidious little fat cells growing away happily inside your insides and stop them in their tracks. Hit back by starving their evil little plans to ultimately kill you by not giving them the nourishment they want.

Sure you can try the easy way by going on nice, convenient diet programs like Nutrisystem or Medifast for example. But while they can help to a certain extent, the best way to win is to get tough and eat the right foods in the first place. All the time.

I don’t apologize for sounding a little hardass in this article. I’m quite serious about this. I can see what is happening in food and the way people are eating under the misinformation and trickery of food labels that make you believe something is healthier than it really is.

It’s time you saw it too and took action to get your health back!

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