Despite our best intentions, sometimes it can be difficult to keep up with an exercise routine. Even in the current situation where we all have a bit more time on our hands, home-schooling the kids and having to keep up with daily chores around the house can still mean exercise is at the bottom of our list of priorities. Not exactly helpful when you’re trying to lose weight! For some of us, I’m sure we’d all agree that the best diet for weight loss is one that involves very minimal exercise! But is it possible to shed the kilos without actually exercising? Today we’re taking a look at the ways you can still work towards your weight loss goals without working up a sweat…
Follow a Very Low Calorie Diet Plan
Following a VLCD plan can actually be quite effective if you’re looking for the fastest way to lose weight. It’s a simple prospect – limiting your calorie intake means that your body turns its fat stores into energy, enabling you to lose weight quickly. Of course the idea of calorie counting may seem a bit off putting, but with our Slender plans, you needn’t worry. Our very low calorie diet plans are designed to be fully calorie and portion controlled, helping you towards simple, fast weight loss. If you’re looking for a fast and effective way to lose weight, it could be that our 21 Day Kick Start or our 16:8 Diet 1 is your ideal diet plan for weight loss.
Substitute for Meal Replacements
Meal replacements have been shown to be an effective form of weight loss. Forget any of the myths you’ve heard about them, such as the most common ‘it’s just shakes’ – our Slender You Meal Replacements give you everything your body needs! Our plans are also designed with calorie control in mind too, so there’s no calorie counting involved.
It’s an obvious one, but making your portions smaller one way to get you on track with your weight loss. Bigger plates can create the illusion that portions are smaller, which can often lead to you adding more food, so it can be a good idea to go for smaller plates at meal times as this will make portions look larger.
Drink Plenty of Water
It could be that pouring yourself a glass of H2O before dinner may just help with your weight loss. Believe it or not, one study found that those drinking 500ml of water before a meal lost more weight than those who didn’t, due to the fact it leads to reduced hunger and calorie intake. In addition, if you tend to drink a lot of fizzy drinks or juices, swapping these for water may also work in your favour. Not keen on plain water? Give our Slender You Slimming Tonics a try! They are delicious low calorie and zero sugar alternatives to high sugar energy drinks
Get Rid of Temptation
Again, another obvious one, but let’s face it, if you’ve got unhealthy foods in the house, you’re more likely to reach for them. So, rid your food cupboards of any temptation and prepare yourself some healthy snacks such as raw vegetable sticks to nibble or if you get peckish.
Consume Foods That Are High Protein & High Fibre
Protein has numerous benefits when it comes to aiding weight loss, one of them being that it increases the feeling of satiety. In addition, fibre – which has a number of benefits for our digestive health – can also play a role. This is because it’s digested more slowly, so we feel fuller quicker, and for longer too. The bottom line? Eating foods rich in protein and fibre may also help you on your way to weight loss. One of the best things about our Slender meal replacements is that they’re designed to be high in protein and fibre, ensuring that you stay fuller for longer!
If you’re stuck in a rut with your weight loss at the moment, we hope this has given you plenty of food for thought as to how you can get back on track – even without exercising! We want to support you every step of the way here at Slender You, so keep up with our blog for plenty more top tips on how you can boost your weight loss. Moral support from others on the same journey can also be helpful when it comes to giving yourself a boost, so why not get involved with our friendly Facebook community too?