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8 Daily Routines that are better than Exercise for Weight Loss

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:May 13, 2015
You don't have to spend hours at the gym to lose weight. There is a better way to see bigger results: make a few healthy switch-ups in your daily routine.
  • 1

    Wake up Early

    You should energetically bounce out of bed as soon as you hear the alarm. It is better to set the alarm 30 minutes earlier than the time you normally wake up. It gives you time for stretches, and some light cardio.

    Wake up Early
  • 2

    Get a Healthy Breakfast

    Skipping breakfast remains one of the foremost reasons why people are not able to shed extra pounds. Eat breakfast and stick to lean proteins and complex carbohydrates such as eggs and whole-wheat toast.

    Get a Healthy Breakfast
  • 3

    Walk a Few Extra Steps Daily

    Being active will help you lose weight or maintain healthy weight. Adding 100 steps to your daily routine can make a big difference. Moreover, head to the staircase instead of the elevator.

    Walk a Few Extra Steps Daily
  • 4

    Make Water your Go-to Drink

    Water can be your secret weapon to lose weight. Sip on water instead of juice or soda throughout the day. It triggers a sense of fullness and keeps you from overeating.

    Make Water your Go-to Drink
  • 5

    Say No To Restaurant Food

    If you eat out on a regular basis, losing weight can become a difficult task for you. Cut it back to just once a week instead of several times a week. When you have to go out for lunch, take your lunch with you. When you don’t carry lunch with you, consider a restaurant with healthy options.

    Say No To Restaurant Food
  • 6

    No Late Night Munching

    Unnecessary eating can sabotage your weight loss efforts. After dinner, don't plop down in front of the TV set. Just drink water and your stomach will feel lighter in the morning.

    No Late Night Munching
  • 7

    Say No to Sugar and Alcohol

    Sugary foods and alcoholic beverages are empty calorie treats that can affect your weighing scale dramatically. Moreover, the harmful effects of sugar and alcohol go way beyond empty calories. Limit them to see the numbers go down!

    Say No to Sugar and Alcohol
  • 8

    Go for a Ride/Walk on Weekends

    You may not have enough time to be active on weekdays. So, use Saturday and Sunday to go biking with family or walking along your city's sidewalks. If you have kids, you can spend a few hours with them at the playground.

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    Go for a Ride/Walk on Weekends
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