Most people think that losing weight is always quite expensive. We have all been down that road. Some people buy loads of expensive supplements that don’t work. Others start buying exotic fruits and meats, which of course can be expensive as well.
But what if we used something cheaper in order to avoid all these expensive buys and still got to lose weight?
In this article, I will list 20 cheap ways to lose fat and stay healthy at the same time. Let’s take a look.
Table of Contents
- 1 Way no1: Remove white salt from your diet
- 2 Way no2: If you use salt, do not overdo it
- 3 Way no3: Increase the amount of low calorie foods
- 4 Way no4: Eat fruits but do not overdo it
- 5 Way no5: Use herbs such as mint to lose weight
- 6 Way no6: Boost your immune system
- 7 Way no7: Use more spices for fat loss
- 8 Way no8: Reduce your calories significantly
- 9 Way no9: Avoid carrots
- 10 Way no10: Use Intermittent Fasting
- 11 Way no11: Eat celery for a negative caloric intake
- 12 Way no12: Eat cabbage
- 13 Way no13: Remove dairy products
- 14 Way no14: Remove light products too!
- 15 Way no15: Manage sugar cravings intelligently
- 16 Way no16: Harness the power of honey
- 17 Way no17: Avoid too many starches
- 18 Way no18: Move!
- 19 Way no19: Then move some more!
- 20 Way no20: Exercise and Squat
- 21 Closing Notes:
Way no1: Remove white salt from your diet
Instead replace it with Himalayan or natural sea salt.
The only exception to this rule is if you have a thyroid problem. Then just make sure that the salt that you choose, has enough iodine to support thyroid health.
Way no2: If you use salt, do not overdo it
It can increase body weight, blood pressure and cause cardiac problems. A little salt goes a long way so make sure you keep track of your salt consumption.
Way no3: Increase the amount of low calorie foods
Add more vegetables and salads to your meals. Try to have at least half of your meal in greens or 5 portions of dark leafy greens per day.
Way no4: Eat fruits but do not overdo it
2-3 pieces per day is enough tp get you adequate vitamins and fiber. Don’t forget that fructose can lead to weight gain so make sure you keep an eye on your fruit consumption.
Way no5: Use herbs such as mint to lose weight
Mint is a diuretic and wonderful for the digestive tract. You can add mint to your salad or drink mint tea after your meal for a cooling effect.
Way no6: Boost your immune system
Supporting your immune system while you are dieting is important. Simple spices like ginger and turmeric are great for that purpose. They also flush out toxins, remove excess estrogen and thus help with fat loss and digestion.
Way no7: Use more spices for fat loss
Other great spices that work amazingly for fat loss, are cinnamon and black pepper.
- Black pepper can enhance the power of other spices when added to them.
- Cinnamon can reduce the insulin spike from the use of carbs.
Use them in your foods or add them to your teas.
Way no8: Reduce your calories significantly
This is a no brainer, you need to eat less calories. Some people suggest lowering only carbs but that depends on a lot of things like the insulin sensitivity, activity levels and the type of carbs.
The best way is to cut your portions in half. Then you can try adjusting your macronutrient ratios to find a balance that works for you. For that purpose try to get 33% protein, 33% fat and the rest from carbs.
Way no9: Avoid carrots
You want to minimize the use of carrots when you are dieting. While they might seem as innocent ‘veggies’, carrots actually have carbs and calories that add-up over time and in some cases can sabotage your progress.
Way no10: Use Intermittent Fasting
Fast at least for 16 hours, 1 to 3 times per week. Intermittent fasting is a great and easy way to increase IGF-1 levels in your body which will help you burn off fat.
Also, it is a great way to help you body absorb your already ingested nutrients and give your digestion a break.
Way no11: Eat celery for a negative caloric intake
Celery causes the body to burn more calories than it has in order to digest it. Hence the term ‘negative calories’. Make sure you include it in your daily meals.
Way no12: Eat cabbage
Cabbage, whether raw or cooked, can help optimize glucose uptake. In order words, by eating cabbage your body can utilize the remaining carbs of your meal better and thus convert less of that to fat. Eat your cabbage!
Way no13: Remove dairy products
When you diet you need to avoid any type of milk products such as cheese, milk, butter as they contain lactose (carbs) and fat. Lactose can cause digestive problems to a lot of people and it is a carb you don’t need in your diet.
Way no14: Remove light products too!
Do not consume any zero or light products. They are harmful and contain sugars or artificial sweeteners which can stall or negate your fat loss progress as they destroy your healthy bacteria in your gut.
Way no15: Manage sugar cravings intelligently
If you have sugar cravings, a small teaspoon of maple syrup or raw organic natural honey or a square of dark chocolate will help you.
Another great way to manage your cravings is to drink herbal teas or a lot of water.
Way no16: Harness the power of honey
We already mentioned honey in the previous tip for cravings, but it is also great for mobilizing fat to be burned.
You can take it as is or put it in a lukewarm cup of water and drink it slowly. Make sure it is not too hot as that will destroy honey’s enzymes.
Way no17: Avoid too many starches
This includes rice, potato and wheat.
Instead opt for some oatmeal or quinoa. In general, just make sure you do not go overboard with starches.
Way no18: Move!
To facilitate fat loss you need to move and exercise. Start with a 30 minute walk first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach.
Take another walk after each meal if you can.
Way no19: Then move some more!
Try to be more active in your daily life.
For example, do not take the elevator and use the stairs instead.
Or leave the car and go by foot for short distances.
Way no20: Exercise and Squat
You do not need a gym subscription for fat loss.
Just grab a chair and sit on it. Then get up immediately. Then sit again. Do that 20 times. That is one set.
Then do 5 sets of 20.
Then, aim to hit 5 sets of 100 in the next 3-6 weeks and watch the fat melt away.
Losing weight is not as difficult or as expensive as some people may think. All you need to do, is have a simple plan and follow it through. And most importantly, do not quit. It takes time and patience. Keep doing it until you get it right. Good luck!
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by Nick Sigma
CWC, EH, E-YRT200