While many people want to lose weight, not everyone has the time or the resources to participate in weight-loss activities outside of the home.
This may cause some to give up and feel like they don’t stand a chance, but it is actually possible to lose weight in the comfort of your own home. With the use of a sensible diet, one simple machine, and a relaxing massage, you can lose weight at home without having to put forth much effort at all.
Diet: Weight Loss Begins in the Kitchen
According to a study published in Obesity Magazine, 80% of weight loss depends on one’s diet, while only 20% depends on activity level. It is important to know how to properly eat at home in order to lose weight effectively.
This includes eating a well-rounded diet that is full of fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, some complex carbohydrates, and some reasonable monitoring of your portion control, but not necessarily your calorie intake.
One of the first healthy steps you can make at home would be to do a kitchen inventory. Work through your fridge and pantry and ask yourself if a particular food is helping you or whether it should go.
As a recent study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows, adding water-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables to your diet can help you feel fuller longer and lose weight overall, even when you eat whenever you feel like it.
Stocking your fridge and pantry with healthy goodies rich in nutrients is an easy step you can take to help yourself achieve your weight-loss goals without even leaving home.
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Diet changes may be difficult to do if you have family members who are not on a diet. While you see other people close to you eating unhealthy food, it is important to not let family members sabotage your efforts in dieting.
Only worry about what you are eating and don’t fall into the pressure of eating how everyone around you is eating, especially around special occasions like holidays, office parties, or family get-togethers. Enjoy your good health and be a positive influence on others too.
More positively, family and friends can be a major source of support to help you achieve your goals.
The results of a recent research study at the American Heart Association’s annual conference suggested that family and friends who work together to achieve a healthy goal accomplish substantially more than those who don’t.
Just having a social network of people on your side can go a long way toward losing weight the effortless way. Join an online support group and invite your friends as well.
Exercise at Home: Good Vibrations
You don’t always have to go to a gym to get your heart pumping. One effective method of increasing your cardio is by using a whole-body vibration machine. According to a study published in Forbes Magazine, these machines may actually be as effective in helping you lose weight and improve your bone strength as running on a treadmill.
Building Back Your Bones
In fact, a recent study in the journal Endocrinology suggests that regular use of a whole-body vibration machine as part of a weight-loss effort may help fight some of the harmful effects of obesity and diabetes.
Research shows that using this vibrating platform for as little as 20 minutes each day over the course of 90 days reduces fat in the stomach and liver and increases the levels of a protein called osteocalcin that strengthens bones. These machines are great for busy people who only have a little bit of time each day to dedicate to their weight loss efforts.
While practicing whole body vibration, you can either stand, sit, or lie down on the vibrating platform. The machine vibrates and transmits energy to your body, which forces your muscles to get to work. While using the WBV machine, your muscles contract and relax constantly throughout the process, which will make you feel like you are exerting yourself.
This can help to increase weight loss, improve flexibility, burn fat, stimulate blood flow, relieve sore muscles, build strength, and decrease the amount of cortisol — a harmful stress hormone — in your body.
Weight Loss and Massage. Let It All Melt Away
Massage, which is another way to increase your circulation, can be a very powerful weight-loss tool. Massage helps to improve your body’s resilience, helps with muscle flexibility and nutrition, and supports positive mental health, and all while helping you relax and recreate.
What’s more, as this study published by the National Institute of Health shows, there may be a strong relationship between stress and obesity. The more we’re stressed, the more many of us use food to calm us down.
Massage helps to promote weight loss by creating many subtle changes to your body at once. Massage helps decrease the risk of injury and promotes healing. Muscle massage improves the circulatory system which then increases the amount of oxygen and nutrients the muscles receive, and best of all, massage is an easy and relaxing way to let that stress out of your system and body.
No Next-Day Stiffness
Massage makes weight loss a lot easier for people who are trying to lose weight the easy way while staying home by bringing the body into a restorative state and relaxing the nervous system.
We all know that muscle pain can derail a good workout plan, but because massage allows the body’s muscles to let go of lactic acid and carbonic acid — the products of a good workout — your recovery time will be much shorter.
Nice, warm muscles that don’t ache after a workout?
Getting fit while relaxing sounds pretty great.
In conclusion, while it may seem impossible to lose weight in the comfort of your own home, you have all of the tools that you need in order to do so. Whole body vibration, which helps to promote massage, along with a healthy diet will increase your chances of being able to lose the weight that you may think is impossible to lose.
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