Many people avoid attempting to lose weight solely for the fact they know they are going to have to exercise. Maintaining a relatively consistent workout routine can feel monotonous, tiring, and sometimes time consuming. However, there are definitely ways to lose weight without having to hit the treadmill. Any doctor, nutritionist, or fitness coach will tell you that the key to losing weight is 80% diet and 20% exercise. So the best way to lose weight and not have to kill yourself at the gym is by changing up your diet.
A lot of people can attest to the fact that even small changes to their diet helped tremendously. The best way to begin is my drinking more water. Start your day drinking a few 8 ounce glasses of water. Have a glass of water before every meal, and after as well. Implement water rich foods such as citrus fruits and melon into your diet.
Avoid using too much butter or oils in your food. A small amount is fine, but too much can aid in fat build up. It’s also important to practice portion control. Use smaller plates when fixing meals, to allow for the appearance of bigger portions. If you’re going out to eat, ask for a box with your meal so you can save half for the next day, and only eat the half in front of you. It’s simple starts like these that can put you on the path to weight loss, and allow you to avoid the gym… for now.