One of the most pressing health questions by young persons is how they can lose weight without their parents knowing it. This can be difficult to achieve especially if they still live under the same roof with their parents and all attempts to trick them fails. Having much control over the amount of weight you can gain is good but starving or skipping meals just to achieve that can cause adverse effects on your health in the long run.
While it is true that losing weight can make one look healthier, fitter and even more attractive, trying to do so through unhealthy means would pose great concern to your parents if they find out. In this article will focus on how to lose weight without your parents knowing about it.
How to lose weight without your parents knowing about it
1) Eat smaller portions of food.
This may sound a bit tricky but it will make you lose weight effortlessly. instead of getting served on a large tray where your brain fools you to eat everything even when you’re weight-conscious, it’s ideal you opt for dessert plates. Sticking to what’s on the small dessert plate can help you reduce the amount of food you eat without skipping meals.
2) Avoid snacking on junk foods.
If your goal is to lose 1 or 2 pounds a week you may decide the average amount of calories you presently eat every day. Junk foods are foods that are high in calorie content; they are mostly fatty foods (like cheese, butter, salad dressings), sugary foods or highly processed foods e.g cakes, pizza, sugary drinks, pastries, chocolates, etc. Take conscious steps to reduce your calorie intake by 500 to 1000 calories. Going lower than 800 calories can be dangerous for the health. So, rather than take milkshakes when you crave them, you can ask for smoothies instead or make some for yourself.
3) Exercise daily.
Jogging early in the morning or getting involved in simple morning exercises such as a 30-minute walk is a great way to lose weight if you’re consistent with it. And, of course, your parents won’t have the slightest idea about your plan to lose weight if you do that. This also works well if you exercise on an empty stomach because it aids in stabilizing your insulin levels and causes a significant change in burning your body fat.
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4) Increase your intake of fibre-rich foods.
Ask for fibre-rich foods such as whole-grain bread, brown rice in place of white bread, white rice or quick oats. Eating fibre-rich fruits (like apples, carrots and even oranges) can also help in taking off extra pounds. if you are so addicted to the intake of junk foods, you can decide to settle for certain fruits and vegetables that can make you feel full and eat less. This strategy works well if you have plan ahead of time else, you may be tempted to snack on your cheesy snacks when hunger strikes. So, the more you eat fibre-rich foods or fruits, the more your calorie intake reduces, leading to weight loss.
5) Drink lots of water on an empty stomach.
Drinking a glass of water on an empty stomach first thing in the morning is a great strategy if you’re trying to lose weight. This can help to increase your metabolic rate and this means that your system gets to digest food faster and in a much better way. Be sure to drink plenty of water because it makes the fibres swell causing you to feel full. and see if it passes slowly through the upper digestive tract you will be less likely to feel hungry or even overeat.
There are so many unhealthy ways to lose weight however, the effects can be so devastating in the long run if you try them. Rather than starving yourself or pretending to your parents like you’re eating when in fact you’re hiding food away and throwing them into the garbage bags, you can live healthily if you practice the above mentioned points.
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