How to Lose Weight Without Exercise - Is it Possible?

Written by Susan Fox, Health Writer

Weight loss has much more to do with what you eat than how far you run or how tough your workout.

Exercise can indeed help build fat-burning muscle and give you a lithe body - and it's excellent for general fitness. But exercise won’t melt the belly fat as powerfully as the right diet. 

Exercise can even undermine the best intentions by making you hungrier. 

In turn, this can mislead you to think you’ve created a calorie deficit and result in eating more calories than you burned.

Lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits are the real culprits behind belly bulge. Consider taking on some healthier habits into your daily life, which will help you make real strides toward long-lasting body changes.

You may not lose weight fast, but consistency will affect the root cause of overweight issues and actually make significant improvements overall.

How to lose weight without exercise

1. Fiber-rich foods help keep you thin. Fiber fills you up on fewer calories, feeds helpful gut bacteria, dampens the rise in blood sugar after eating high-carb meals, lowers cholesterol levels, and is just plain good for you. 

Beans, lentils, and oatmeal are first-rate plant sources for both protein and fiber. Focus on whole grains, fruits, and veggies, and whenever you can, sprinkle in chia seeds, hemp seeds, or flax seeds.

2. Strategic plating helps with portion control and better food balance. Our eyes are often larger than our stomach, and using a larger plate makes a serving of food appear smaller, which can lead us to “pile on” more.

Use smaller plates and bowls, in general. Also serve larger amounts of healthier foods, like veggies, to take up more space on the plate.

3. Eating more protein can lead to weight loss, even without exercise or cutting down on calories. Protein positively affects the hunger hormones, ghrelin and leptin, reducing hunger and increasing feelings of fullness and satisfaction.

Adding high-protein nutritional shakes to the diet can be helpful for weight loss, but not all are created equal. Be sure to read labels and question all ingredient sources and weight-loss claims.

You can find high-quality diet shakes from Almased that are naturally sourced from non-GMO soy, cultured yogurt, and enzyme-rich, raw honey. The formula is naturally low-glycemic, high-protein (LGHP), has no added sugars, nothing artificial, and zero stimulants.

4. Skip the bubbly sweets and drink plenty of water. Sweet sodas and even fruit juices may have the most damaging impact on your health and diet. Artificially sweetened varieties can be even worse. 

Replacing unhealthy beverages with clean water, coffee or tea eliminates empty calories from the diet and reduces the risk of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and obesity.

Drink water before meals to reduce hunger and calorie intake. According to one study, those who drank about two cups of water before meals lost 44% more weight than those who did not.  

5. Sleep well, and make it a top priority. A good night’s sleep is your best tonic for cellular repair, stress release and more. Chronic sleep loss has been shown to increase the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Too little sleep or poor sleep quality may disrupt the appetite-regulating hormones leptin and ghrelin – and that can increase hunger signals and lead to more eating.

6. Chew thoroughly and eat slowly to allow your brain-body connection time to process that you’re full. When you eat slowly, you’re more likely to feel satisfied with fewer calories. One study showed that fast eating is associated with excess body weight.

Once your everyday living habits are up to par, look for the healthiest diet strategy that will also keep the weight off when the diet is over!

Lose Weight Fast

This much is a given: The more you weigh, the faster you will lose weight; the less you weigh, the slower you will lose weight. 

Regardless, we must take in fewer calories than expended to succeed at weight loss. Following the Almased program does just that, without required exercise and with dramatic results, fast.

The LGHP Almased diet naturally boosts adiponectin, the fat-burning hormone, and supports healthy levels of the appetite hormones, ghrelin, and leptin.

Almased’s best diet for a quick weight-loss fix is the Bikini-Emergency-Plan. It's a simple matter of replacing three daily meals with the full nutrition in an Almased shake. It’s easy to do and satisfying to drink.

After a few days or a week of fast-track weight loss, it’s easy to move forward with the Almased Figure Plan Plus. You should continue to lose weight with delicious shakes, but in place of only 1 or 2 meals daily – or additionally as a snack to maintain weight loss.

Enjoyment and satisfaction play a huge part in the weight loss journey, and you don't want to feel deprived and starving – even some of the time.  

Almased shakes support healthy blood sugar levels and high energy so that you won't feel deprived or sluggish. And when your appetite is in control, staying on track with your goals becomes much easier.

Take a glance at these shake and smoothie recipes, then ask yourself – Could you possibly not want this?

Marusia M., one happy Almased Success Story, had this to say.

“Originally, I thought Almased was just another protein drink. Boy, was I wrong! I lost 20 pounds; I built muscle. I went from a size 11 to a size 6! It was effortless and for the first time in my life, I wasn't hungry! I had no real cravings. Almased helped my body to support my own healthy levels of leptin, ghrelin, insulin, and cortisol.”


Calories to Lose Weight

Any weight loss program must create a calorie deficit to succeed. But why don’t we maintain our best body weight automatically? 

The body fat “thermostat” relies partly upon hormones (such as leptin and insulin) that release, proportionally to our body fat, into specific areas of the brain that influence food intake.

According to research at the University of Alberta, The Almased Diet gives the body a metabolic advantage by helping the body burn fat for fuel first. 

In 2004, another study showed that without exercise, the Almased diet produced more significant weight loss and a greater decrease in fat than a conventional diet. All participants experienced improvements in healthy blood sugar and fat metabolism.

Weight loss the Almased way is more than just counting calories. With Almased, metabolism is optimized even without exercise.

Weight is just a number on the scale but being thin is more about how you feel. And the best diet is the one you don’t know you’re on. 

Tame your inner gym rat - with Almased.

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