There are many reasons that people tend to put off their weight-loss journey, no matter how unhappy they are with their bodies. Maybe they don't have the time to hit the gym, they don't want to stop eating their favorite foods, or they're turned off by how pricey diet plans, gym membership and fitness clothes can be. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to lose weight without having to empty your wallet.
Shop around for clothes
If you want to start learning yoga, you don't have to go to a high-end fitness boutique and spend an entire paycheck on some stretchy pants and a mat. The common department store may have great deals on sports bras, fitness clothes and yoga or Pilates equipment, and it's good quality. Check clearance sections at your favorite stores that have workout lines for marked-down fitness clothes. Even if they aren't on sale, the prices are usually still pretty great.
Talk to your HR department
Some workplaces have corporate rates at local gyms or offer reimbursements for gym memberships, but not all employees know about it. Ask your HR department if your company has any deals like this. Even if those options aren't currently available, bringing it up might get the ball rolling, and your workplace may look into these programs if enough people are interested. No harm in asking!
"Work out in your living room with YouTube or Netflix."
Do free exercises
Running, walking and bike riding are great for your cardiovascular system and they're free. If you work close to home, consider riding your bike instead of driving - which is great for the environment as well. If not, spend your lunch break on a walk or go for a run with your partner after dinner. If these kinds of activities seem boring or monotonous, consider watching workout videos on YouTube or Netflix and exercising right in the comfort of your own living room.
Drink lots of water
Not only is water cheaper to buy than cola or alcohol, but it's much better for you. Invest in a nice water bottle that you enjoy drinking out of, and carry it around with you to make sure you stay hydrated. Sometimes when you think you're hungry, you're actually just thirsty. Staying hydrated and drinking some water before each meal will keep you from overeating as well.
"Learn to cook your favorite restaurant meals at home."
Cook at home
It isn't just fast food that causes you to pack on the pounds. Chances are, your favorite meal at your go-to restaurant is cooked in plenty of oil and butter, even if it's supposed to be a "lighter option." The portions are probably well over what you need to fill up as well. While there is no reason to stop dining out altogether - we all need to treat ourselves once in a while - learning to make your favorite dishes at home will save money and give you a healthier way to indulge in your favorite foods.
Use a sustainable method of weight loss
The Food Lovers Fat Loss program has a low initial cost, and you gain knowledge about creating a fat-loss plate and eating in a way that causes your metabolism to work efficiently. It's more cost effective than any weight-loss plan that requires you to purchase special foods and much more enjoyable as you don't have to cut out any of your favorite foods.