Okay, let’s face it, a lot of people flat out hate exercise. It’s one of the big reasons why this country and the world is becoming over weight and obese and why people can’t seem to understand how to get rid of love handles. There’s just no way of getting around it. And as a trainer, I’ve come to accept this fact from a lot of people. I don’t like it because I can’t see the reasoning behind it, but for some people, exercise is like doing their taxes.
So if that’s the case, then we need to switch gears and try to drop the belly fat without exercise. When this is the case, then all of the diet stops need to be pulled out. Every little trick and tactic must be put into use in order to get a proper response from our bodies.
So without further ado, here are 9 tips on how to get rid of love handles without exercise.
Tip #1: Add Foods To Your Diet
Sounds crazy right? But I’m serious. Think about it for a second, you probably have a lot of poor food choices that you need to change. Now if you were to just swap out those poor food choices for healthier ones then you’d easily start losing the weight. The fastest place I see this is with processed foods. These are the worst things for you and usually come in some sort of can or a box. They jack up estrogen levels, increase insulin resistance and are full of cancer causing chemicals. By switching out these types of foods with whole, organic fresh foods, you can easily lose 1-2 pounds a week if you haven’t done so before.
Tip #2: Cut Out All Grains
Grains are one of the worst types of foods for you to have in your diet. You can’t believe a lot of what the conventional media tells you. You see the problem with grains are their highly inflammatory to our digestive systems. Through evolution, we never developed on eating grains. They were only introduced into our diets about 10,000 years ago when we finally settled down and began domesticating ourselves. They cause an increase in insulin resistance, belly fat, and diabetes. These problems are even compounded if you eat grains around the clock thinking they are good for you when in reality they are not.
Tip #3: Eat More Protein
Protein is one of the most satiating out of all the macronutrients. Think about it for a second. Try and eat 500 calories worth of chicken breasts VS 500 calories worth of white rice. Now tell me how you will feel after? You’ll probably be a lot more hungry from eating the 500 calories of rice VS the chicken breasts in a few hours. It’s because protein is very hard for your body to break down. It has a high thermic effect. This means that you body needs to burn up more calories just to break down protein and digest it as compared to carbs and fats.
Tip #4: Eat More Fresh Vegetables
I know you’ve probably heard this before a thousand times but it’s just so true that I have to include it. You need to eat a ton of fresh vegetables each day. They are just so healthy for you, but also they will help to keep you full and help to keep cravings at bay. This is because they are super nutrient dense and have a ton of fiber in them.
Tip #5: Go For Walks
Now I know I said this article is about losing your love handles without exercise, but classically, walking is not categorized as exercise. It’s actually classified as NEPA which stands for non exercise physical activity. The best time to go walking to burn off some extra calories specifically from fat is in the morning or when you’re in a fasted state. This is when fat burning is extremely high because insulin sensitivity is increased. The longer you have gone without food, the more fat you’ll burn through walking. And feel free to kick it up a notch within your levels. Example you can walk over big hills throughout your town, walk while holding weights, and even power walk. The options are endless.
Tip #6: Replace Sugary Drinks With Diet Drinks
I’m not a huge fan of diet drinks because of the fake sweeteners they use, but if you’re a sugar addict and drink a lot of iced tea, soda, etc…then slowly going off the stuff by switching to diet only drinks might be a good idea.
Tip #7: Have A Large Glass Of Cold Water Before Each Meal
Through the law of thermodynamics, the ice cold water will help to elevate your metabolism slightly. Your body will fight to keep it’s temperature at baseline while the cold water will try and change that. Plus drinking the large glass of water will help to expand your stomach, satisfy your cravings, and reduce the amount of food you actually eat.
Tip #8: Use Smaller Plates And Bowls
It’s out sub conscious that likes to fool us a lot when it comes to portion sizes. If you use large bowls and plates, you subconsciously want to fill up all the space that you see. Therefore, you eat more total calories per meal without even realizing it. Do yourself a favor and start using smaller utensils, serving dishes, bowls and plates. Your serving sizes will be cut down drastically and so will your waist line.
Tip #9: Eat The Same Meals Every Day
By eating the same types of meals every day, you instinctively realize how much food you’re getting in each day calorie wise. By always changing up your meals, you just make it that much harder to figure everything out in the end. By cooking everything and measuring one day a week, you already know what you’re taking in each day. This makes losing your love handles a lot easier as opposed to trying to figure out calorie ranges from different foods every single day.
All in all if you hate exercise and want to get rid of your love handles, just start implementing some of the changes above into your daily diet routine. I guarantee just some of these changes, not even all of them will have a big impact on your results.
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