15 Ways to Become Slimmer

If you want to lose weight but don’t want to exercise, here are 15 ways you can get closer to your fitness goal without breaking a sweat. I would still highly recommend you go to the gym a few times a week though if you truly want to be fit. Gym memberships for YouFit and Workout Anytime are definitely worth it.

1. Drink 2 cups of green tea everyday.

Green tea contains catechins that detoxifies the body so your organs can function properly and increase metabolism.

2. Consume more protein instead of carbs.

Protein is the building blocks of muscle. According to research, sticking to a high-protein diet results in more weight loss than a regular diet.

3. Eat more fruits instead of processed snacks.

Fruits are healthy and also contains less calories than cakes, candies, snack bars and sugary drinks.

4. Consider intermittent fasting.

Intermittent fasting (IF) is a great option if you want to lose weight fast. There are various IF methods but the most popular one is the 16:8 method wherein you don’t eat anything for 16 hours, and have only an 8-hour window to eat.

5. Stay away from added sugar

Refined sugars are a no-no. Avoid soda (even diet soda), cakes, cupcakes, pastries, sweetened chocolate, pancakes, waffles, peanut butter cups, bagel, candied apple, and basically any foods that have fructose, sucrose, and HFCS.

6. Avoid processed foods

Salami, sausages, frozen foods, canned foods, RTEs and packaged juices contain high amounts of sugar, salt, and preservatives. Junk foods including potato chips, fries, fried chicken and burgers should also be kept at bay.

7. Hydrate well (with water!)

Keeping yourself hydrated is crucial in your weight loss game. Drink water when you feel hungry and it will lower your food intake. It will also boost the breakdown of fats.

8. Drink 500ml of water before a meal.

Researchers have found that drinking half a liter of water before meals can greatly help you eat less and lead to weight loss.

9. Consume healthy fats

Healthy fats from foods like nuts, tuna, salmon, olive oil, and sunflower seeds are rich in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (Omega 3s).  This helps prevent insulin resistance and muscle loss.

10. Cook your own food

Home cooked meals will not only help you save money but will also make sure you’re not consuming too much calories.  Restaurant foods and fast foods have hidden calories and are not always healthy.

11. Eat slowly

Do not be in a hurry when you’re eating. Chew your food slowly to prevent overeating.

12. Drink black coffee

Coffee boosts metabolism and it’s especially helpful when you drink your coffee black to avoid the extra calories from sugar and cream.

13. Avoid alcohol

Frequent alcohol consumption leads to weight gain. If you want to shed weight, avoid drinking alcohol for at least 2 weeks.

14. Consume probiotics

Probiotics aid in digestion and prevent obesity. Plain yogurt, kimchi, probiotic drinks, and sauerkraut are excellent sources.

15. Eat dinner before 6pm.

Have your dinner before 6pm to give your body a few hours to digest the food.

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