Weight Loss Tips- 5 Ways To Lose More Weight At Home

January 22, 2018

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blog_homesweet (1)Your home is your haven and it should provide your family and you with a sense of peace and relaxation. However, did you ever stop and think about some of the hidden weight loss challenges that exist within your abode? Don’t let some of the comforts of homestand in the way of your weight loss goals!


Here are a 5 ways to lose more weight at home:

Stand More. Standing is an alternative form of exercise that you can do in the comfort of your own home. Try watching your favorite television show standing instead of sitting down. Standing helps tone muscle and improve posture. Like walking, standing improves circulation and revs up your metabolism. So whether you’re watching television or talking on the phone to a friend, stand up while you do it.

Don’t Eat in Front of the TV. TV dinners can contribute to unwanted weight gain. Research from the University of Massachusetts found that people watching television during meals ate 288 calories more than their counterparts. The added distraction of the TV can make it harder for your brain to recognize that you’re already past the point of satiety. As an alternative, listen to music during meals.

Drink More Water. This tip should be kept in mind wherever you go, but we’re talking specifically about your refrigerator and pantry here. You may stock a lot of sugary drinks that add to weight gain, but if you replace those high-sugar beverages with refreshing water, your body will thank you with greater weight loss. A study by the National Institute of Health found that increases in drinking water were associated with significant loss of body weight and fat over time.

Prepare your Meals. Cook your own meals. Evidence suggests making your own meals versus ordering in or eating out supports weight loss because you can control what’s in your food. Research from the Harvard School of Public health suggests cooking at home results in fewer calories consumed, less saturated fasts and sodium, and more fiber and micronutrients per eating occasion.

Fidget in your Seat. When you are sitting down too long, your body is at rest and burns fewer calories than if you were actively moving. However, even while sitting, simple movement such as fidgeting increases your calories burn rate. A recent study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic found that fidgeting and tapping toes helped subjects burn an extra 350 calories compared to those who didn’t fidget. An extra 350 calories burned a day is enough energy to lose over 36 pounds over the course of a year. So if you plan on planting yourself on your couch for awhile, remember to wiggle and tap!

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