7 incredibly simple tips to lose weight – No exercise needed!
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There are certain times of the year or certain times in everyone’s lives that leaves us a little bit pudgier than we want to be. So what! All it takes is a few steps at a time in the right direction, and before you know it you will be where you want to be.
***Health and Safety Precaution – This is not meant to diagnose or treat any medical conditions. See your doctor to discuss what is safe for you to use for weight loss. This tips work for me, but may not work for you. ***
Chewing gum is almost like eating but not. When you want a not so healthy snack (hello cheesecake!) go for the gum. This also will leave your breath minty which will help you ditch the dessert. Who wants to eat cheesecake with fresh minty breath? Not me.
Go for the sugar free gum. It is a lot better for your teeth. The best part is as a side benefit it will help clean your teeth. Plus, it will keep your breath fresh! Look at all these benefits.
Buying gum in the store gets expensive quick. Especially if you are using more gum than usual. I buy my gum through Amazon in bulk. You could alternate breath mints into the mix if you also like mints.
First, ask yourself are you drinking the recommended daily amount of water that you should be anyways? We should drink half of our weight in ounces of water per day.
I buy and drink bottled water. There are water filtering machines that I have my eye on but have not found a space that I could put one in my house yet. (If you haven’t read it yet, my family is still in a smaller than we would like home.)
I have heard good things about Brita and the filters that you can buy at the store. The one thing that bothers me is that when I turn the water on in my house, even if I pour it in a cup – it has a stronger than usual smell of chlorine to me. We get water reports, and they say everything is up to the standards…but I still choose not to use the tap water except for hand washing.
If you feel like water is too blah and plain, keep a bottle or two in the freezer at a time. Let it get a little icy (not totally frozen!) and then drink it. I like ice cold water myself, and I found I can drink a lot more of it by just freezing it a little. It only takes an hour or so to get it partially icy in my freezer. If you think that you froze it a little too long, try crushing the bottle slightly in your hands to break the ice up. Sometimes I leave the water bottle in the freezer way too long. In this case I just leave it on the counter for awhile until it thaws out a bit.
Brush your teeth when you want to eat a snack that you know is going to sabotage your diet
I will brush my teeth with very minty toothpaste and then use mouthwash if I want those cookies that are hanging out in the kitchen. As soon as I start thinking about them, I make myself go right to the bathroom as if I was a machine and just start brushing.
If I wait even a few minutes…my brain is talking me into venturing to “just have 1 cookie”.
Sometimes this means I have to brush more times a day than is needed. Brushing my teeth helps me because I can’t stand the taste of food mixed with minty fresh breath.
Weird, but cool that it works.
Drink water before and during meals
Drink a full glass of water before meals.
Sometimes when we think we are really hungry we are just dehydrated. Not always, but it is a possibility.
If you have a hard time drinking water, try a water bottle that diffuses fruits right into the water. The water bottle has a little basket that holds the fruits, lets say lemon and then the basket with the lemon in it sits in the water inside the water bottle. This gives it a lemon flavor. You can do this with almost any fruit.
You may find but just having a refillable water bottle handy that you may drink more water, start by getting a durable refillable water bottle.
Additional water tip:
Between after swallowing each bite of food during a meal, take 1 or 2 sips of water. This gets you closer to your water per day goal and helps fill you up with less calories.
Make small goals that give a big sense of accomplishment
Aim to lose a small amount of weight that brings you in the next bracket of tens in your weight in numbers.
Example: If you weight 184 pounds aim to lose 5 pounds – this brings you into the 170’s range – which gives you the sense of accomplishment that you deserve.
Seeing these new numbers on the scale will surely help keep you motivated to continue onto losing more weight.
I recommend a digital scale that shows you the tenths of a pound. This way if the scale only moves down a few tenths of a pound, it is still progress – and you deserve to see all of your progress!
Wear ankle weights (If it’s okay with your doctor)
This is the best non-exercise that is technically exercise. I know I said no exercise, and this technically isn’t anything more than putting on an oversize ankle bracelet.
You can put on the ankle weights and just walk around as usual.
No extra effort needed.
Ankle weights are small weights that are get strapped around your ankles like an ankle bracelet. It is super simple to just pop these on and go. If you use these consistently, it will make your leg muscles stronger and leaner.
Give the doctor’s office a quick call to see if it’s okay for you to use!
Track your accomplishments
You might have heard of the fitness tracker that is called the FitBit. It is a device that is similar to a wrist watch, except it does so much more!
This device is for men and women! It is simple and easy to use.
The FitBit keeps track of all of your steps, heart rate, how you sleep at night, and so much more.
The FitBit device will tell you a lot about yourself. The FitBit reports all of this information back to you on your smartphone on the FitBit app. You can easily look at all of the information on the app.
This is a great way to get to know yourself even better, by learning about habits you probably did not even notice you had!
By using the FitBit you will see where you can improve, and what actions you can take that will benefit you the most. You can set goals and track your progress. I am a visual person with goals. If I can see the goal and progress I am more inclined to keep going.
The sleeping activity feedback is what I think is the coolest part. I have a lot of trouble staying asleep and getting a good night’s sleep.
There you go! There are 7 super simple ways to lose weight with barely any effort!
What are your favorite go to weight loss tips?
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