According to the most comprehensive and rigorous analysis of dieting conducted by research scientists at the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), which analyzes not two or three, but 31, long-term studies, there are certain ways to lose weight without diet or exercise.
Traci Mann, a professor at UCLA and one of the lead authors of the study, says: “Even when you follow dieters (for the study) for four years, they’re still regaining weight.”
Moreover, the evidence indicates on the fact that “repeatedly losing and gaining weight is linked to cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, and altered immune function.”
ACCORDING TO SCIENCE, HERE ARE SEVEN OTHER WAYS TO LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT DIET OR EXERCISE:
1. LOOK IN YOUR MEDICINE CABINET
According to Louis Aronne, MD, director of the of the Comprehensive Weight Control Center at Cornell University, “As many as 10% to 15% of weight issues are related to medications.” Aronne goes on to cite a few drug classes thought to contribute to a bulging waistline:
– Allergy relievers
– Diabetes medicines
– Migraine medicines
– Mood stabilizers (for bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, etc.)
– Seizure medications
Note: Do not alter your medication, before firstly getting approval from a licensed physician.
2. CHEW YOUR FOOD (THE RIGHT WAY!)
Our brain requires a certain amount of time to pass before shouting “I’m full!”
According to multiple studies slower chewing leads to less food intake which is assosiated with increased satiety (feelings of fullness) and smaller portions. When we’re hungry, we find it difficult to follow this advice; as we’re more prone to moving heaps of food into our mouths. Unfortunately, if not being aware of this will not help you lose weight.
Regardless of being hungry or not, it is strongly recommended to chew your food for at least 10 seconds.
3. HIDE UNHEALTHY STUFF
Numerous studies showed that there has been strong correlation between presence of fattening and sugary foods with weight gain and more frequent cravings. If you have a sweet tooth, try consuming more fruits like apples and bananas, instead of cookies.
4. EAT VISCOUS FIBER
Studies demonstrate that adequate fiber intake increases satiety and keep you full for longer period of time which in turn helps you lose weight. Viscous fiber is particularly beneficial because it slows the digestion process.
Sources of concentrated viscous fiber can be found in beans, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, flax seeds, oats, and oranges.
5. DRINK LOTS OF WATER
Though it may sounds boring constantly pointing out that it is strongly recommended to drink water in high amounts, but studies confirm that water plays crucial role in weight loss process.
Researchers found out that drinking about 16 ounces of water led to 44% more weight loss within a 12-week period.