Are you a confirmed couch potato? Are the pounds piling up? It’s not easy to lose weight when you’re one of life’s natural lazy guys, but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible. Follow our lazy man’s guide to weight loss, and you can get in shape without having to give up your favourite beer or pizzas, or even stepping foot in a gym. Sound too good to be true? You’d be surprised.
Drink Before You Eat
A large glass of water before every meal will not only keep you hydrated (a crucial part of weight loss) but will also prevent you from overeating at meal times – studies show that we often eat more when dehydrated, as we mistake thirst for hunger.
Modify Your Calorific Treats
If you are going to make your weight loss permanent, you need to find ingenious ways of making the foods you can’t resist healthier. So, the next time you order a 12-inch Hawaiian, ask for extra tomato sauce, and half the normal amount of cheese. Cheese is usually far more expensive than tomato sauce, so the chances are your local pizza place will say yes! There you go… you’ve cut calories, eaten a little healthier and stayed on the sofa throughout!
Do Your Exercising In Your Living Room
Unfortunately, losing weight and getting into shape is going to entail a little physical activity, so you need to come to terms with the fact that you will need to remove yourself from your favourite armchair every now and then. But don’t worry, with Kiqplan weight loss app for men at your disposal, you won’t have to leave the living room. Linked to your phone, this digital coaching app gives you workout videos you can follow in the comfort of your own home.
Don’t Drink Your Calories
No one is saying you can’t enjoy your Friday night beers. However, if you plan to lose weight and keep it off, you might need to modify your drinking habits. The easiest thing you can do is to switch to light beer. But if you’re not prepared to sacrifice your favourite beer for a slimmer belly, consider drinking lager shandy with diet lemonade. Or alternate between a beer and a water throughout the night. There can be as many as 300 calories in a pint of lager or a large glass of wine, so start to treat your alcohol like food.
Always Eat Dessert
Yes! You read it right. It is natural for the body to crave sugar after eating a savoury, salt-laden meal. Give into the temptation, but keep things healthy. For instance, instead of eating ice cream, switch to frozen yoghurt. Avoid milk chocolate, but a little dark chocolate might be just enough to take the edge off your cravings. Eat dessert after each meal, and you can stop yourself from raiding the fridge for sweet treats in the middle of the night.
Get Fit With Friends
If you’re a confirmed lazy guy, the mere mention of physical activity might make you nauseous. But that beer belly will need a little extra help if it’s going to be banished for good. If you have a natural aversion to exercise, look for ways to make physical activity seem like you’re having fun. Start a five-a-side football team with your friends, or join the local cycling club – many of them have their own bar!
Being lazy doesn’t have to mean being overweight and unfit. Just making a few changes to your diet and activity levels can drastically improve your health – without forcing you out of your armchair all that often.