Want to lose 10 pounds … without spending a penny? Here are 8 tips to help you lose weight for free.
#1. Stop eating out
When we eat at restaurants — whether it’s fine dining or just to grab a bite –we tend to put on so many calories. It is far better to eat home cooked meals. This way one saves up on their expenditure and also stays in control of what they eat.
#2. Brisk walk for half an hour every day
Brisk walking will keep your body in great shape and will help you burn calories in no time. Being regular will help one lose weight. Try going out for a walk first thing in the morning or in the evening.
#3. Practice yoga
Many slow breathing exercises can help tone your tummy and increase your flexibility. Apart from this, one will be able to shed kilos too by practicing yoga. Several asanas are recommended for weight loss.
#4. Take the stairs
Many people choose the elevator over the stairs for convenience. Using the stairs will keep your legs going and is one exercise that will surely get you out of breath. Unknowingly, one is also burning up fat in this manner. Make sure that you take the stairs wherever possible.
#5. Use the equipment at home for exercise
The fact of the matter is there is no substitute for exercise when it comes to losing weight. Use a skipping rope that you have for exercise. Use soup cans for “weights” when you do lunges or squats.
#6. Turn up the music and dance
Dancing is a great way to exercise and sweat it out. People often are surprised about just how intensive dancing really. One can dance in their room for hours on end and shed flab with ease.
#7. Try growing vegetables at home
Home grown vegetables are pesticide free. Not only are they healthier but they will also help you in your cause for losing weight organically. Avoid dieting as it will help you lose kilos fast but once you stop you might put on those pounds even faster. A healthy diet plays a really important role in the weight loss process.
#8. Forget about your gym
Give up your gym membership and instead make use of a jungle gym in your nearby park. Monkey ladders and long bars are perfect for flexing muscles. This will give you a full body work out and will get you to look fabulous.
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