Saying that you are too lazy to make a change or to go on a diet can make you the target of negativity and criticism, which is the last thing you need.
If you have some spark of a desire within you to lose weight, but are lacking the motivation, energy or the means to proceed, what you need is a positive approach that works with your laziness, not against it.
It is possible to lose weight in small steps, and gentle efforts. Here’s an introduction on how to lose weight the lazy way…
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It All Starts With Small Dietary Changes…
There is a big difference between going on a diet and making dietary changes. The first can require a lot of time, effort and thought that immediately seem beyond the capabilities of the lazier dieter.
Dietary changes, however, are more manageable can can be made without having to do too much work.
Do you want to spend your time planning out meals to some strict diet that you already know you don’t have to motivation to finish, or do want to enjoy a similar routine to your current life, just with a little less sugar or fewer carbs?
The key is in cutting down on a weakness rather than overhauling your whole diet.
It wont make you fitter and slimmer in a short space of time, but it might slowly help you to burn a few pounds, gain some energy and feel better about yourself.
Finding The Right Form of Exercise For The Less Motivated
Exercise is a dreaded word for the lazy, so it is best to replace it with the word activity. What activity can you do that will get the muscles moving, the heart pumping and help you to burn off some calories?
A few stretches or a little strength training for 5 minutes during a commercial break is better than just lying in front of the TV.
Walking a little further around the shops or taking the stairs instead of escalators can make a difference. Even housework can be a great way of burning calories.
It has to be done at some point, so kill two birds with one stone – scrub a little harder and really work that vacuum to burn fat and get the house looking great.
At this point, it probably goes without saying that the gym is not somewhere that you see yourself visiting. The whole atmosphere can be pretty intimidating and it is too big a step for first timers.
If you want to use some form of exercise machine, but want the easiest, laziest form going, there are a few at-home models that might help.
Exercise bikes are a popular choice for home gyms because of the potential for fitness and weight loss, but it all depends on the style.
A full-on spinning bike or a model with tough resistance is going to be too much.
The alternative is to try a recumbent bike or a desk bike. The latter is essentially a box with pedals and a monitor that you can pedal while working at the desk or watching TV.
A recumbent bike provides a more gentle, comfortable approach for lazier users because of the angle and support of the seat.
Add in a media shelf for a tablet and some headphones and it is a great way to get a little exercise while catching up on a box set.
You don’t need to be an over-active fitness freak to get in shape and lose weight…
Even the smallest of efforts can go some way to creating a better, healthier you, so you shouldn’t be afraid of starting small and celebrating the smallest achievement.
Don’t feel bad if a friend ran a mile in a record time while you did little more than walk to town. If you made that choice to walk rather than drive then that is an achievement.
The same goes for dieting.
Your friend may have discovered some incredible drink full of super-foods, but if you managed to cut down the sugar in your coffee for a week then you also found a healthy alternative and worked to improve your calorie intake.
After a while, all the small changes and little efforts can mount up.
This is a brief guide on how to lose weight the lazy way. With these approaches and the benefits they bring, you should find that you enjoy some small results, gain a more positive attitude, see your efforts in a new light and perhaps even find that energy and motivation to progress from a lazy dieter into a more determined one!