Lose Weight Without Dieting

Why do we believe that to lose weight we have to limit the amount of food we put in our body? This isn’t true and quite frankly, it’s not that healthy. Many people seek fad diets, new diets and old diets that worked for their good friend to lose a few pounds, and sadly, some even cut out food completely. When you stop eating or decrease the amount of food you eat, you’re not actually losing fat but muscle.

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If you want to lose weight then there is a much healthier way to do it. Not one of those diets where you only eat cabbage soup or eat a ridiculously low amount of calories one day and not the next. Your body doesn’t need that, it doesn’t want that and it certainly won’t miss it if you try something different.

Before anything else is said, eating healthily isn’t just to help you lose weight but it can also prevent serious health problems such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease.

Here are some lose weight tips:-

1. Avoid processed foods

One big change you can make to your diet to help you on your mission to lose weight is to stop eating processed foods and go organic. Processed foods tend to have more sugar, more fats and artificial chemicals, all of which do not provide your body with any benefits. Go organic and eat natural produce – produce that you make at home. Although this will take up more of your time, at least you won’t be adding extra sugar and salt, which is healthier and will help you lose weight without cutting out your favourite foods.

2. Include more fruit and veg into your diet.

Fruit and yogurt is a great breakfast because it’s healthy and it won’t cause you to put on the weight that you are trying to lose. A quick stir-fry in the evening with peppers, beans, onions and spinach is a healthy and tasty dinner. You’ll be getting a good amount of your five a day and your body will appreciate the food. Throw in some chicken or salmon for protein if you feel like your dish needs some meat and control your portion. Don’t overfill your plate. If you have made lots of food, store it away for lunch the next day. It doesn’t have to be used in one go. Just indulge on veggies!

3. Eat more fibre.

Studies have shown that increasing fibre in your diet can aid weight loss or at least control it. Foods like apples, potato, strawberries, and chickpeas are all high in fibre. These foods not only give you energy, they aid in weight loss because they make you feel full and satisfied. Drink lots of water as well, as this helps the fibre to pass through your body.

4. Pack your lunches with chopped up vegetables and humous.

It’s common to snack. If you’re hungry and the closest food to you is a bag of crisps or a chocolate bar from the vending machine, you’re more than likely go and snack on that. If you pack up a small snack box before work, at least you will have some healthy food to pick at as you go through your day. Chopped up vegetables and dip, fruit segments, dried fruits, raisins and nuts are healthy little snacks that will give you that full feeling but won’t leave you with those extra pounds.

5. Eat healthy fats and protein

Avocados are not only full of fibre and protein, but they also have healthy fats in them. Oleic Acid, found in monounsaturated fats, which are found in avocados are known to make you feel less hungry. Salmon is a great form of protein, which again will make you feel fuller quicker and can be ate at any time of day. Do some research into different types of foods and you will see that they are tasty, healthy, and they will help you lose weight. You’ll be surprised at how many of your favourite foods are actually great for you and not to be avoided.


Whether you want to control your weight, maintain it or lose it, cutting out meals and following fad diet plans is not the way to go. You can still enjoy your favourite dishes, still eat out and still treat yourself to a bar of chocolate. By eating healthily and eating the right things, you can lose that weight in a healthy and tasty way. If you still need help to lose weight without dieting there are some great books that you can read which show you how you can achieve your weight loss goals by eating healthily. One that I recommend has the title of ‘Eat-Weight-Off‘. Check it out if you are interested

James Kelly


High Wycombe, Western Australia, 6057