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The Lazy Guide To Weight Loss

The Lazy Guide To Weight Loss
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About 5 years ago, I realized I had gradually gained 15 lbs., thanks to stress, overeating, and total unawareness of the calories I’d been consuming. I woke up one day and realized if I didn’t lose the weight now, I may never shed it. So I worked out and changed my diet. I jogged, lifted weights, monitored my calories, and cut back sweets, but made no drastic changes. Now, I’m back to a healthy weight and I’ve taken basic measures to simply maintain it. I hate exercise, but I love cupcakes. For the lazy person in all of us, here are 18 different ways to help you lose weight and keep it off: no gym membership required. This worked for me!

1. Drink Water

Lots of it! It’s not only good for you in flushing out toxins and keeping your organs operating optimally – which further aids in shedding pounds – but water also fills you up so you eat less.

1 - A Glass of Water, Susan Nilsson

    2. Sleep More

    If you’re sleeping, you’re not eating, and more sleep means the less energy your body needs from caloric foods. Aim for 8 to 9 hours a night, or at the very least, 1 to 2 more hours than you’re used to getting.

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      3. Eat Breakfast

      Fruit, whole grains, or even a to-go bar. Giving your body energy in the morning kick starts your metabolism to help burn calories for you and keep your hunger pangs in check.

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      3 - Breakfast on Caltrain, Richard Masoner

        4. Walk 30 Minutes A Day

        Listen to music, ponder your life’s purpose, or call your mom. Just stay active for 30 minutes a day and you’ll start to see the effects.

        4 - On A Walk, John Anes SMALLER

          5. Eat As Much As You Want!

          Of carrots, apples, oranges, edamame, or any fruit or veggie that satisfies your need to nosh. These are filling foods that are good for you, and after a few days, your body will crave those instead of that bag of greasy potato chips.

          5 - babycarrots_beets_tomatoes_2009, Christopher Paquette

            6. Keep Coffee And Sweets, But Have Them Early

            If you’re craving that piece of cake or a cup of coffee, don’t deprive yourself. Just have them early in the day, not right before bed. The sugar and caffeine will inhibit a good night’s sleep, which can lead to overeating the next day.

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              7. Forgive Yourself

              Don’t beat yourself up for missing a workout or feeling tight in your jeans. Negative thoughts contribute to depression, which can contribute to weight gain and overeating.

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              7 - Blong Girl Thoughfully Watching A Sunrise, Ed Gregory, Stokpic

                8. Snack MORE!

                Eating smaller bites throughout the day will keep your blood sugar from spiking and keep you from overeating if let yourself go hungry for too long.

                8 - Girls Hand Reaching accross Mexican Tapas Cafe Table, Ed Gregory, Stokpic SMALLER

                  9. Keep Calories In Food

                  Don’t drink them. You’ll feel fuller if you have food over a soda. If water doesn’t do the trick, add lemon or lime juice, or a bit of orange zest for a kick. If you’re ordering an iced tea, keep it unsweetened if you can.

                  9 - Bells Milk Bar, Spider5

                    10. Chew Gum

                    Curb your eating out of boredom with a stick of gum.

                    10 - Chiclete na boca, Guilherme Yagui

                      11. Cut Out Alcohol

                      Despite the calories on the label, the way your body processes alcohol is not as straightforward. Alcohol lowers your metabolism, suppresses fat-burning testosterone, and converts to insulin, keeping the pounds packed on. Essentially, it fuels your body’s desire for fat storage. Give it a rest until you meet your goal, and then introduce alcohol back into your life gradually.

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                      11 - Elijah Craig, Ryan Hyde

                        12. Watch TV While Lifting Weights

                        Depending on your body frame and goals, lifting 3-lb. to 10-lb. weights is easier to do while you’re watching your favorite show. Or pick up some small ankle or wrist weights to help tone and strengthen your muscles, which will help burn fat without much extra effort. Just be cautious and don’t overexert yourself: these wearable weights will alter your movements and can possibly cause damage to ligaments and bones.

                        12 - Heavy Weight, Maik Meid

                          13. Slow Down Your Meals

                          Savor your food! You’ll enjoy eating and feel more satisfied. You’ll also become more aware of when you’re full, helping you lessen the chance of overeating.

                          13 - Franklin Heijnen

                            14. Meditate And Breathe

                            Anxiety and stress contribute to weight gain. Meditating helps you calm down and take a moment for yourself. Think positively and focus on your goals. Not only will you feel better and gain more direction, but you’ll be encouraged and re-energized to continue getting healthy.

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                            14 - Man Watching Sunrise On Balcony, Ed Gregory, Stokpic

                              15. Use A Smaller Plate

                              The psychology behind this seems trivial but it is effective. If your plate looks half empty, you’re going to feel starved; if it looks full, you’ll feel full. So help slim your waist and help fill your stomach, and fill up the plate but make the plate smaller. Try some of these great recipes for healthy but delicious options.

                              15 - Street Food Festival, StateofIsrael

                                16. Brush Your Teeth

                                Right after dinner especially will help curb your need to nibble on dessert. After all, us lazy folks don’t want to brush our teeth twice in the same evening, do we?

                                16 - Day 221 of 365, Arek Olek

                                  17. Do The 7-Minute Workout

                                  Realistically, tests exhibit noticeable results if you’re at it for 20 minutes a day. Still, 7 to 20 minutes of a heavy workout may require a real effort, but hey, it’s only as little as 7 minutes out of 1,440 in a day. That’s two Pandora songs. You can handle that, right?

                                  17 - Time Out, Chris Combe

                                    18. Kill The Craving

                                    If you need a cookie, eat a cookie. Just don’t eat 5 cookies. Want a cupcake? Try cutting it in half and save the rest for tomorrow’s dessert. Just be sure to put the rest away before digging in, so you’re not as tempted to reach for more.

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                                      Featured photo credit: Piotr Szczepankiewicz/Flickr via flic.kr

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                                      Last Updated on July 12, 2021

                                      100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier

                                      100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier
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                                      Want to learn some quick and easy life hacks that are easy to do, low cost and saves you time?

                                      By tweaking little things in your daily life, it can make your life much more convenient!

                                      Here’re 100 of the most practical life hacks so you can just pick up any of them right away!

                                      83 tie a small piece of bright colored fabric

                                        84 write random letter

                                          85 use a rubberband

                                            86 dorm smell bad

                                              87 lean your phone on your sunglassess

                                                89 how to waterproof your shoes

                                                  90 take a picture of the name card

                                                    91 iron inside out

                                                      92 old newspaper

                                                        93 tumble try shoes

                                                          keep a card like this

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                                                              94 soap bar

                                                                95 make a hole

                                                                  96 drop the battery

                                                                    97 use a coozie

                                                                      98 when taking a picture

                                                                        use a clean dust pan

                                                                          try a pants hanger

                                                                            use your cellphone light

                                                                              use a spring from an old pen

                                                                                quick and easy iphone speaker

                                                                                  user binder clips

                                                                                    wrap a wet paper towel around your beverage

                                                                                      put pancake mix in a ketchup bottle

                                                                                        clean out an old lotion bottle for your beach

                                                                                          use a muffin tin to serve condiments at a bbq

                                                                                            doritos are great for kindling

                                                                                              use nail polish to identify different keys

                                                                                                use a hanging shoe rack to store cleaning supplies

                                                                                                  freeze grapes to chill white wine without

                                                                                                    use paper clips to organize your cables

                                                                                                      almost finished your jar of nutella

                                                                                                        sick of having a box full of tangled

                                                                                                          unroll the rim to increase the capacity

                                                                                                            cut open toilet paper rolls and use as a cuff

                                                                                                              remove the stem from strawberries

                                                                                                                turn an old bottle into a simple little cord holder

                                                                                                                  for iced coffee and iced cappuccino, use frozen coffee cubes

                                                                                                                    how to fold a fitted bed sheet

                                                                                                                      tired of snoozing past your alarm

                                                                                                                        place a rubber band around an open paint can to wipe your brush on

                                                                                                                          ut a wooden spoon across a boiling pot

                                                                                                                            use bread clips to save flip-flops

                                                                                                                              take pictures of friends holding items

                                                                                                                                how i always know which headphone is the left one

                                                                                                                                  put a stocking over the end of a vacuum

                                                                                                                                    How to make sure you drink enough water

                                                                                                                                      user a can opener to open blister

                                                                                                                                        good sandwich guide

                                                                                                                                          turn your muffin pans upside down

                                                                                                                                            50 pounds of groceries and living on the 5th floor

                                                                                                                                              the right way to make a blt

                                                                                                                                                add one teaspoon of baking soda

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                                                                                                                                                    hair straighteners equals to collar irons

                                                                                                                                                      stack your clothes vertically to see them all

                                                                                                                                                        the right way to make cookies in the summer

                                                                                                                                                          how to clean a blender

                                                                                                                                                            the right way to eat a popsicle

                                                                                                                                                              use bread clips to label and organize power cords

                                                                                                                                                                to get the built up residue off of your shower head

                                                                                                                                                                  user a hair clip to orgainize long wires

                                                                                                                                                                    a frozen saturated sponge in a bag

                                                                                                                                                                      rub stuck zipper teeth with a graphite pencil

                                                                                                                                                                        use a soda pop tab

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                                                                                                                                                                            51 How to multiply large numbers in your head.

                                                                                                                                                                              52 How to open a bottle if you dont have a corkscrew.

                                                                                                                                                                                rub a walnut on damaged wooden furniture

                                                                                                                                                                                  kids fall out of bed

                                                                                                                                                                                    use toothpaste to clear up hazy car

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                                                                                                                                                                                        59 keep pizza out while driving home

                                                                                                                                                                                          60 put your straw through the tab to keep it from rising

                                                                                                                                                                                            hold oreos with a fork so your fingers

                                                                                                                                                                                              Never lose your remotes again

                                                                                                                                                                                                hiding your emergency money

                                                                                                                                                                                                  use a bread tab to hold your spot on a roll

                                                                                                                                                                                                    if you are at a hotel and run out of chargers

                                                                                                                                                                                                      keep a square of cardboard in a ziplock bag

                                                                                                                                                                                                        If you need to pee or smoke at a bar

                                                                                                                                                                                                          drill holes in the bottom of your garbage

                                                                                                                                                                                                            use an accented letter as your passcode

                                                                                                                                                                                                              use a squeeze ketchup bottle top with your shopvac

                                                                                                                                                                                                                do something unusual when locking the door

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  when heating leftovers space out a circle in the middle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    dont burn yourself in those hard to reach candles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      put a small amount of water in a glass when you microwave your pizza

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        75 use a piece of paper to organize

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          use half a pool noodle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            pencil case to store cables

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              78 clothespin to hold nail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                79 make blts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  80 take a picture of your fridge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    81 fill plastic water bottles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      82 right ways to eat chips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        99 if your plug keeps failing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          100 put the banana on the wire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            88 before you throw away a post it

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Source: Reddit LifeProTips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              There you go, 100 awesome life hacks that you can try right now to make your life a lot easier!

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