Created for Greatist by the experts at Healthline. More gym foe than fan? You can lose weight without hitting the weights or — even worse — doing cardio. With the new year and new decade upon us, you may be looking to shed a few pounds in a flash. Rest assured your resolutions are percent achievable. You just need a few common-sense tips and tricks in your back pocket. Going all Dyson on your plate is never a good idea. Seriously: Eating more slowly has been shown to decrease calorie intake and make people feel full. Talk about a win-win.
Get in the kitchen. Cortisol forces your body to store fat and revs your hunger for high-calorie foods, meaning that you may start craving a donut even if your stomach is actually full. Those same rules are in play here. Eating well is essential to weight loss, but a good diet alone may not be enough to counteract all the harmful effects stress has on our bodies. Instead, Harrison says you should look at foods as a way of self-care — eat what makes you feel good and forget about it as a means of slimming down although a solid side effect of healthy eating: weight loss. The junk food struggle is real—we know. Embrace Protein-packed meals Food with high protein content affects hormones in our body that regulate hunger and fullness. Yes, you can definitely lose weight without exercising.
It cuts down on your risk for a multitude of diseases and can lower your incidence of depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems, as well as boost your energy, help you sleep, and more. It can also help you get and keep a fitter, slimmer body. That said, when it comes to losing weight, what you eat is key —and studies show there are plenty of weight loss strategies that have nothing to do with exercise. Check out these 14 science-backed, slim-down tips. Portion some out into a dish, and put the bag or box away. You can order an appetizer and small salad instead of an appetizer and main dish; you can split a dish with a friend; or you can ask for a to-go box right up front, and put half your meal in there before you dig in. Aim for at least 25 grams a day from a variety of foods like whole grains, beans, fruits, and vegetables. For maximum impact aim for 20 grams per meal from lean proteins such as fish, chicken, turkey, eggs, and low fat dairy. It comes down to hormones: Sleep deprived people produce more ghrelin, an appetite-stimulating hormone. So in between meals, before you nosh on a snack try drinking a big glass of water.