alternative ways to lose weight

How to lose weight without dieting or surgery?

Why avoid dieting to lose weight:

The body needs a balanced diet for its proper functioning. In order to lose few kilos, we end up affecting our metabolism in harmful ways. Donald Hensrud, M.D. the preventive medical specialist at the Mayo Clinic states that cutting down calories might be a more effective way of losing weight. But keeping in mind the ‘sustainability law’ we must realize that to lose weight includes maintaining the loss. If you keep cutting calories down without upholding your metabolism, the calories would stick around longer even if you cut them down. Studies have shown that crash dieting without exercise often results in fast weight gain after the diet has stopped. Also, dieting opposes the basic law of life: ‘living the way you love to!’

Why surgery is not even an option:

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This trending idea of spending the overflowing bucks in your bank account and getting your desired shape in a day is equally ridiculous as tempting as it sounds:

Firstly, it doesn’t even nearly cost the overflowing bucks from your pocket. $18.5k-20k in USA, $15k-21k in UK and $5.5k-7.2k in India.

Secondly, even if your pocket is too healthy, there are innumerable post-surgery hazards you might face:

  • gallstones – 8%
  • infection – 5%
  • blood clots in the legs or lungs – 1%
  • internal bleeding – 1%
  • death – 0.1%

Thirdly, excess folds and rolls of skin, particularly around the breasts, tummy, hips and limbs look ugly and are difficult to keep clean. And you don’t really lose weight in a healthy way

And lastly, the three most common surgical procedures today (Bariatric surgery) called are about stopping the normal function of the digestive system. The more effective surgeries (like Gastric Bypass) actually disconnect or remove healthy organs.

What do we suggest:

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Daily Habits

Do not eat late at night, don’t nibble while cooking, prefer your kids to finish their meals themselves rather than you yourself ending up consuming it. Identify such weight gaining habits and also those that add up to big calorie savings.

Meal Intervals

Eat regularly. Eat fresh. Eat slowly. Eat appropriately (sitting down at a table, from a plate). Also, remember, it takes about 20 minutes for your mind to get the signal from your belly that you are full. So listen to your tummy carefully, not stuffing yourself too much.

Drinking ample amount of water

Don’t drink water half an hour before and an hour after your meals. But do drink warm or hot water after an hour and you will start to lose weight surprisingly fast. Also, try not to eat after dinner. Brushing your teeth helps you control the temptation.

Food Habits

Start your day with a heavy breakfast. Also, eat only when hungry. Supplementing additional vitamins and minerals also helps you to lose weight.

Intermittent fasting

16 hours of not eating and 8 hours of eating during a day, once a week. But remember that between fasting periods you’re still supposed to eat until satisfied. During a fast you can’t eat, but you should definitely drink. Water is the drink of choice, but coffee and tea are also great options. During longer fasts it can be wise to add a little salt too, or drink bouillon.

Increase fat intake

Yeah! You read it right. Eat your fill with meals containing more fat. For example, if you have a bigger helping of butter to your sandwich, you might not feel like having a second one, and instead feel satisfied after the first one. Thus, you consume less portions. Less portions, lose weight more.

Workout to lose weight

Measure your progress wisely and exercise smart. Follow a strict exercise plan. Push-ups, Back Stretch, etc. exercises help greatly in losing weight.
Fitso provides a large pool of personalized workouts which you can opt. Enter the details and you get your plan as well as the much needed calorie demography. Now, based on our analysis we present you with the most efficient plan you can follow. The duration of workout is based on our analysis too.

Finally, stress less, sleep more.

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