How to Lose Weight on a Budget


How to Lose Weight on a Budget

Nov 15, 2012 //

Not everyone can afford gym membership or fitness classes to lose weight and stay fit. However, the world of weight loss does not just stop at enrolling yourselves into a gym or by getting a personal trainer. Rest assured, there are other plenty low cost alternatives which can help you lose weight without having to hurt your budget. Here in this article we will discuss what these low budget alternatives are in to help you lose weight within your budget.

Making the Most of Daily Routines

Many people have hefty schedules, but some may be too lazy to carry out these tasks with full efficiency. However, no matter what the case, you would be surprised to see the amount of opportunities your everyday tasks can provide you in the area of weight loss. For starters you can;

Get a Whip of Fresh Air

Try waking up early in the morning, 6 or 7, when everything is clear, birds are chirping and the air is fresh. Go for a long walk or run. This will not only leave you feel fresh and radiant but will also enable you to burn a lot of calories. Running and walking, to this day remains to be one of the most efficient ways to burn extra calories and lose weight.

Take the Stairs

Instead of taking the elevator, be it your apartment or office, try taking the stairs. Granted it may take longer for you to reach and may even tire out your legs but if you want to lose weight you will have to make some lifestyle changes. Walking up and down the stairs will help you constantly burn calories and will also help keep you feel energized.

Do Some Chores

Household work involves a lot of work and energy. If you were to take up some of these chores, you would realize how easily they make you break into a sweat. That’s not all, by doing these chores you can lose tons of weight. You can try scrubbing floors, vacuuming, mowing the lawn, shoveling out snow or even clearing out your basement.

Eat In

Instead of wasting money on take out or food deliveries, why not try out your very own cooking skills? This will serve as major cut down on your expenditure and will help decrease your weight. This is because, while cooking yourself, you will be more careful with your oil, fats and unhealthy carbs. Also you will not be concerned about getting full value of your money as you would by eating somewhere out. Therefore you will also go easier on the food.

Plan Your Meals

Unplanned meals are what usually leave one over indulging in fattening foods as there is no alternative planned. Hence, do yourself a favor and start planning out your meals ahead of time. At day before, prepare what you will eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Making sure you have picked healthy, low fat meals. You can even do your research here with some of our articles on low fat meals to help you along the way.

Keep a Diet Journal

If you are one to easily fall for fattening foods then it is time you keep a journal. Every time you eat something, note it down. Once the day is over, evaluate diet seeing where you went wrong. Where ever you find fault try substituting it for something low fat and healthy. For instance instead of nibbling on potato chips, try baked kale leaves or even a bowl of fresh berries.

Alice Toyonaga

Alice Toyonaga, also known as ChatterRunGirl, is a fitness and nutrition enthusiast and avid goal-setter. She has spent the last 9 years of her life redefining her definitions of physical and mental health, genuine happiness, and appreciation and gratitude for a fit and strong body. Alice’s goal is to integrate yoga and running and work with all levels of athletes to improve their performance and keep them healthy in their bodies.

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