Lose Weight Without Exercise

by Jeff on May 8, 2011

This post will talk about some effective approaches to lose weight without exercise. It’s quite easy to lose weight without exercise. The majority of weight loss is actually the result of eating the right foods. Let’s take a look at some methods you can implement to start losing weight immediately.

Before we get into specifics, let’s talk about the thing that makes you gain weight the fastest…carbs. Things containing sugar, flour, or other refined carbohydrates will make you gain more weight than anything else. The reason for this it that you body releases insulin to process carbs. Insulin also has another function, it stores excess calories as fat in your body.

Insulin

Foods that are high in carbs and fat will make you gain the most fat because it spikes the insulin levels in your body. Fat is the most calorically dense macro nutrient (out of protein, carbs, fat). When you eat something that is high in carbs, it will spike your insulin levels which leads your body to store all the excess calories.

Reducing Carb Intake

In order to lose weight without exercise, reducing your carb intake can help you tremendously. Aim to drink more pure water (nothing added), eat more vegetables (especially leafy greens), and more protein. Your body digests protein slower than fat or carbs and it will keep you fuller for a longer period.

On the other hand, stop drinking sugary drinks and eat less products containing flour, sugar, starch or other processed carbs. Also keep in mind that you should avoid mixing carbs and fat together for reasons explained above.

Now that you know how your body works to store fat, you can choose to eat foods that do not trigger your body to store fat.

Intermittent Fasting

As you know, exercise can help you lose weight. During intense exercise, your body starts burning fat for energy and it results in weight loss. There is another way that you can get into the weight loss state without exercising. It is called intermittent fasting and involves cycles fasting for weight loss. This fasting approach lowers your weekly calorie intake, increases fat burning hormones in your body, and it also increases insulin sensitivity, all of these benefits work together to help you lose weight.

The amount of calories you eat in a week is more significant than the amount of calories in a day. If you can lower your weekly calorie intake, it will have a much greater effect than just trying to take in less calories in a day. One function of human growth hormone is that it works to increase your metabolism. Lastly, increased insulin sensitivity allows your body to release less insulin to process carb. When your body releases less insulin, you are less prone to gaining weight.

When you fast for short periods of time, you also save money on food. Another benefit is that you don’t have to change your eating habits, you don’t need to sacrifice certain foods.

The Best Resource On Intermittent Fasting

The best resource on intermittent fasting is a book called Eat Stop Eat. For the complete method and exact guidelines, check out Eat Stop Eat.

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