Lose Weight Without Dieting

As we all know, one of the main sources of weight gain is what we eat, when we eat it, and how much we eat. Regular non-compliance with a proper and healthy diet will inevitably lead to weight gain.

And if you are planning to lose weight, try to do it without diet. You can’t lose weight on diets alone.

The weight will return soon. Start eating right.

Of course, we have been forming the habit of eating “whatever and whenever we want” for many years. And the transition to proper nutrition will be quite uncomfortable at first.

Drinks have calories too!

It is naive to think that plain black coffee and coffee with cream, for example, have the same effect on your figure. Beverages also have calories, and they do! You can look at the back of the label, at the calorie table, and learn a lot about your favorite lattes, frappes, and cappuccinos.

Therefore, you should always keep in mind the calorie content of beverages; to lose weight without dieting and harm to your health, you should control the consumption of high-calorie beverages in the same way as food consumption.

Get rid of the “ballast”!

“Losing weight without dieting” and “losing weight by continuing to eat everything in a row in any quantity” are slightly different things. Especially if some of the foods in your “everything in a row” does not bring any benefit to the body.

Sweet soda, chips, crackers, popcorn, carbonated alcoholic cocktails of mysterious origin, chewing candy that resembles rubber in consistency… In short, all those products whose “composition” should never be read before you finish them.

Of course, on holidays or special occasions, you can indulge in anything you want. But it’s better to exclude such “junk food” from your daily menu, especially if you’re planning to lose weight without harming your health, and without dieting or much effort.

The most interesting thing will become noticeable after a while.

Once obviously artificial and harmful foods are eliminated from the diet or replaced with healthy counterparts, at some point it will become clear that you don’t want “junk” anymore. And then, even on holidays, you will give preference not only to tasty but also to healthy foods.

Magic appetizers

We are not talking about any snacks, but mainly about vegetable slices or salads without mayonnaise. If you really want to lose weight, try to fall in love with these dishes: love for them will help you achieve your cherished goal.

By the way, this is a great way to avoid overeating – eat a vegetable salad or other low-calorie snack at the very beginning of your meal. Your stomach will be filled with low-calorie foods, you will feel full, and as a result, you will eat less throughout the meal.

If, for example, you only like salads dressed with mayonnaise on a restaurant menu, just ask for no dressing at all or for lemon juice or vinegar. Over time, you will get used to this salad dressing, and it will seem strange that you used to love salads with mayonnaise so much.

Learn to handle sauces!

All nutritionists say with one voice: give up sauces, give up sauces… Well, how can you give them up if meat without dressing resembles rubber and fish resembles swamp mud?

The solution to the problem is simple: cook sauces, but instead of generously pouring them over the dish itself, place a small saucepan next to your plate. And while eating, dip your fork into the sauce before taking another bite of the dish. Then, while chewing it, listen carefully to the taste, and try to catch the hue of your favorite sauce. If you used to pour the sauce over every bite, it may not be easy at first… But then you will get used to it, and you will be able to simultaneously taste your favorite dish with the sauce and consume much less of it, significantly reducing the number of calories you eat.

Lose weight without dieting by changing your lifestyle

Get busy, take your mind off food, and stop constantly thinking about what you ate for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and how many calories it has! Whether you want to lose weight or keep it off, with or without dieting, there is a 90% chance that the main reason for your problems with food is that you treat it too warmly, that you attach too much importance to it! Stop constantly obsessing about eating and being overweight – and unhealthy hunger will go away by itself. And losing weight will become much easier!

Take a closer look at how most “naturally” thin people live. They simply live their lives, study, work, fall in love, communicate with other people, and build a family – and do not think about what and when they eat and how many calories it contains. And often they can forget to eat, simply because they didn’t have enough time or their brain was busy with something else. Can you imagine forgetting to eat? No, not deliberately refusing to eat to “unload,” but forgetting to eat because you were thinking about more important things?

If your answer is no, please think about it. Try to understand why food plays such a role in your life that there is nothing that could make you forget about it.

Perhaps you are missing some interesting activity, hobby, or something that would engage you completely and utterly. In this case, look for this activity, look for things that will interest you more than food! Life is too diverse to dwell on the problems of excess weight and nutrition, no matter how much you weigh! And real weight loss without diets, or maybe even with diets, will begin only when you realize this.

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Written by Bella Adams

I'm a professionally-trained, executive chef with over ten years in Restaurant Culinary and hospitality management. Experienced in specialized diets, including Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw foods, whole food, plant-based, allergy-friendly, farm-to-table, and more. Outside of the kitchen, I write about lifestyle factors that impact well-being.

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