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How This Woman Lost 30kg Without Going to the Gym

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Lose Weight and Eat as Much as You Want

Yes, you can lose weight without going to the gym, and you don't have to take my word for it.

  • First, I'll share an inspiring story of a woman who lost weight without going to the gym.
  • I will then share her secrets, including how to lose belly fat.
  • Then, I will show you the foods that help.

Before we proceed, remember, there's nothing that you can eat to shed pounds fast. There are no miracles. Eating the right food takes commitment. All diets take time. The best way to lose weight is through a controlled diet. It is the natural way to get fit, and it also helps in keeping the weight off your body in the long run.

Read on to find out about the best diet for you. This works for both women and men.

Kanan lost 30kg. Find out what to eat to lose weight.
Kanan lost 30kg. Find out what to eat to lose weight. | Source

How This Lady Did It Without Going To Gym

Meet Kanan, a 47-year old woman who lost 30kg by being committed to her goal.

Kanan was born a healthy child, but after getting married at the age of 23, she had kids and started to gain weight. She never took this seriously as she was not image-conscious. But as she grew older, being overweight brought a range of health issues with it. Then, before she knew it, she was on medication for high blood pressure, asthma, backaches, and joint pain. That's when she decided to quit her job and take charge of her health.

At the beginning of 2012, she was very depressed as she weighed 100kg. At 5'2", she was grossly overweight.

By following a strict plan, she lost weight and by mid-2013 she weighed about 68kgs by mid-2013.

Even losing a few kilos in the beginning was a big moral boost, as well as big physical boost. She could walk faster, and could walk without stopping for longer distances. She felt like a feather. She felt very confident, had a better self-image, didn't need to take medication anymore, and her relationship with her husband improved.

After losing 23kg in the first three months, she visited her doctor. He struggled to recognize her. She looked like a new person.

Her weight loss journey is inspiring because now she knows that anything is possible. She did not need any professional help, and she achieved her goals on her own.

How did she do it? Let's find out.

Kanan's Plan

Here are the things that Kanan did:

  • She followed a strict diet. She made a list of foods she could eat, and she stuck by it.
  • She set up a goal to walk every day for at least half an hour. On most days, she ended up walking more than that. Her goal was to clock 10,000 steps every day, 7 days a week, no excuses.
  • She watched "Walk at Home" videos by Leslie Sansone on YouTube. (See the video at the end of this article.)
  • Gradually, she introduced a bit of running in between her walks.
  • She made a list of her favourite songs which she used to inspire her during her walks and runs.

Knowing what to eat and complementing it with walking, Kanan came close to her goals. Now she wants to reach her goal of 60kg.

If she could do it, you can too. Let's find out what to eat.

What is your plan to lose weight?

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Foods to Eat

Kanan followed the Atkins Diet, meaning she she restricted her carb intake to 30 grams a day.

Typically, eating low carb food is a good way of losing weight. Following a low carb diet is not very difficult, once you get used to the types of foods you can eat.

  • Eat fish, poultry, and meat. But make sure you are counting calories while eating them.
  • Add vegetables to your diet so that your calorie intake remains under control.
  • You can introduce a bit of cheese in your diet, but in moderate quantity since cheese is high in fat.
  • Use olive oil as a salad dressing. If you can afford it, use it for cooking too.

In Summary

  • Find out what to eat.
  • Walk and run regularly.
  • Stay committed to your plan, and follow it as if your life depended on it. Actually, it does depend on it.
  • Listen to music!

Foods to Avoid

Don't eat certain foods in high quantities, and avoid certain foods completely while you are on a weight loss diet.

  • Avoid pizzas and similar foods with a high fat content.
  • Avoid foods high in sugar and salt, unless you are eating sugar from its original source — with fruits, for one.
  • Moderate your consumption of caffeine. Limit yourself to one cup of tea or coffee a day. Avoid soda completely if you can. If not, limit it to once a week and then gradually work that to once a month.
  • Instead, drink lots of filtered water.
  • Avoid desserts. They are loaded with sugar and cream. They not only contain carbs, but also damage our bones.

Summary

There you have it. The right foods to eat.

In summary, some takeaways:

  • Don't expect overnight miracles. It takes time.
  • Develop a plan. Check your weight on the first day. Be honest. Write it down in your weight loss diary. (You have one, right?)
  • Write down the foods you will eat during the diet.
  • Go for a walk. Form a group and walk. Do light exercises at home.
  • Keep a note of your progress.
  • Stay away from high-fat foods.
  • You are allowed to indulge once in a while. But make a note of it.
  • Share your weight loss goal with a trusted friend or partner so that they can motivate you.
  • Share your progress on social media if that helps you to stay motivated.
  • Listen to your favourite songs.
  • Watch movies and TV programmes that make you laugh.

More Tips

If you have read this far, you are probably committed to making dietary changes to be healthier. I may sound a bit philosophical in my concluding remarks, but please stay with me, because what I am going to say has a biological and scientific reasoning behind it.

A weight loss plan is not just about the final goal and destination. It is a journey. In fact, I may dare to say that the journey is more important than the final destination. During your efforts, if you find the journey more enjoyable than arriving at your weight loss goal, then you are doing right.

If you are likely to resist and detest the food, the healthy food, then this negative sentiment is going to have an adverse impact on your weight loss goal.

It's not just the food you eat that decides health outcomes. It is also the emotion felt while eating that affects how that food is absorbed in your body.

If you are likely to have any reluctance towards your diet plan, you will be better off not dieting. Many studies have in fact shown that dieters end up gaining more than non-dieters over a long period of time.

This is because if your inner feeling, your subconscious belief, towards your body and your health is different from what you are trying to achieve with your fat-burning campaign, then your inner belief is likely to win. And win in a big way. You will gain instead of shedding extra pounds.

With that perspective in mind, here are my final tips:

  • It comes from inside. All your weight loss efforts need to be driven from within. You must feel the urge to lose weight.
  • Believe in your abilities. There shouldn't be constant conflict to stay on a diet. If you find yourself reluctant to follow the diet plan, quit it.
  • Listen to your body. Your inner signals are far more important that a standard diet plan being followed by millions of people around the world. Same food is treated differently in the digestive tract of different people. Literally, one man's food can be another man's poison.
  • Find the best plan for yourself. Don't go on any diet just because it has worked for your friend. Make your own list of foods you enjoy. Then find out how you can use this list to come up with a plan that's unique to you.
  • Don't deprive yourself. Don't completely rule out junk food or fast food. If you have a craving, you can work out a way to make up for your impulse-eating by introducing more green veggies in the following meal, or by taking a walk, or pumping more iron.
  • The bottom line is: you must feel happy about the food you are eating.

What's Your Secret?

Each one of us has a weight loss formula. We routinely follow that formula. My formula is to avoid sugar and limit my intake of salt. I have gradually reduced sugar from my diet, so that my palate is now habituated to low sugar food. My other secret to burning belly fat is doing stomach crunches.

What's your weight loss secret? What do you do to stay in shape? What do you eat? Please use comments section below to share your tips.

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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Before starting your weight loss diet, keep a diary for a week to note down your eating habits. You will be surprised to see what you eat every day. Our perception of what we eat is different from what we actually eat. Knowing exactly what we eat will help us designing the right weight loss diet.


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CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

This is interesting and sounds more do-able than other forms of dieting. Kudos to Kanan! That's quite a motivational story to tell.


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Thank you CriSp. As you say, Sky Is The Limit. :)


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi HealthNews12, thanks for your feedback. Do feel free to share on your networks.


guest 2 years ago

I am a 19 year old girl, I stay at hostel and because of that I can't follow a particular diet regime, we are not allowed to bring outside food, we have to eat only the food provided in our mess...and I can't even exercise as I went through a surgery a few months back! Long story short I've gained a lot of weight and I really really want to lose it...can you please give me some tips on how to lose 30kgs in 6 months


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101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi guest, thank you for your question. Many girls face this problem when they are in a hostel. However, you can still lose weight. Follow as many of these tips as you can:

Avoid white bread, sugar, starchy food as much as you can.

Eat lots of vegetables, chicken and fruits. You should aim for three servings of veggies and two servings of fruits a day. One serving is roughly the size of your fist.

Drink at least 8 cups of water a day.

Sleep on time, and aim to get about 8 hours of sleep.

While your surgery prevents you from indulging in any strenous exercise, you could go for a walk every day.

Drink apple cider vinegar on an empty stomach twice - thrice a day. Put 2 -3 teaspoons in a cup of water and drink. Make sure to shake the ACV bottle well before drawing out ACV.


Aishwarya 23 months ago

I'm. 20yrs old and my weight is 84. I want to reduce 30kgs in 4months. Can walking help me out? Please reply


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101Ways2Life 23 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Aishwarya, walking and healthy food will help.


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Chriswillman90 22 months ago from Parlin, New Jersey

I've been up and down with my weight for years but have finally managed to keep it off for several years. This is a thorough guide into what works and what doesn't.

Too many people either go for the miracle or the extreme diet without accounting for realism. It's no wonder people then feel even worse about themselves when those methods don't work and they start overeating again.


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101Ways2Life 22 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Chirswiliman90, thanks for sharing your positive experience. :)


minal 21 months ago

Add Your Comment hi I am 31 years old and my weight is 76 kg. I want to reduce 25 kg weight bcoz my height is 4.8 feet .please guide me. how I reduce my weight?please reply.


asma 21 months ago

Hi! I am 26 year old and my weight is 94 and height is 5-'7' and I want to reduce 24 kgs in 8 months, please help me.


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101Ways2Life 21 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Minal, please drink ACV as directed in my article.


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101Ways2Life 21 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Asma, I have shared tips on how to lose weight with apple cider vinegar in my other article: https://caloriebee.com/diets/Benefits-apple-cider-...


Puja jain 21 months ago

Hey I m 26 n my weight is 80 kg n I want to lose around 20 KGS within two months...plz help n guide me....


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101Ways2Life 21 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Puja, please read my other article about losing weight with apple cider vinegar https://caloriebee.com/diets/Magical-Apple-Cider-V...


Parwati 21 months ago

Hi !I m 31 years old and my weight is 95 and my height is 5.'3' and i want to reduce 30 kg in 4 months..... .pls guide me


meena 19 months ago

I am 25 year old. Now my weight is 80 kg. Before my child's birth i am 48 kg. I want to reduce weight 32 kg in 4 months pls help me.


darshini 18 months ago

hii i am 20 years old , now my weight is 96kg . i want to reduce 30 kgs as soon as possible . and i currently started to go for swimming classes but i m confused about my diet and if swimming really works in reducing weight as i am a basic leaner


darshini 18 months ago

dis s darshini the same gal who have posted the previous comment and i would wanted to mention that i m nt a self motivated person …ppl are really making fun of me … and i feel a bit difficult in controlling food…pls guide me and help me out with my problem …plsss


kamal 14 months ago

Hi my Weight is 73 my Height is 5.5 how i reduce my Weight pls guide me


sk 13 months ago

hi my weight is 102 kg..and height is 5'5 after delivery my weight increased..i m 27 yr old...how can i reduce my weight about 30 kg in 4 month ..plz help..its necessary to reduce my wt because my bmi is obese class 2..


Tanya 9 months ago

This is a very interesting story very inspiring ive set myself a goal to lose 10kg in 90 days as i want my weight to stay off so thanks for the tips


vinnie..... 7 months ago

hey..!!!i wanna lose 25 kg in 1-2 months....is it possible by apple cider vinegar.......i bought it ystrdy...but i want to knw is it helpful for me to lose 25kg in 1-2 months??????????????????


Nikki I... 7 months ago

Hey m a 20 years old girl, der is some problem going I think.. I have put on roughly 12 kgs in jus 3 months i don't know how! I was 59.34kgs and now I am 72 kg with 5.5' as my height... Can this help me out..?? Way do U suggest


jams 7 months ago

Hi i m 15 n I weight 76 n i want to lose 30 kg .....so please help me.....


Razan 6 months ago

Hi I'm 23 years and height 1,63 and weight 38 kg I want to lose 30 kg please..........


Gail 6 months ago

This is the first time I have tried apple cider vinegar, so this is my first day and I have been on a diet and have lost 3 stone at the minute and I'm stuck


Kavitha 6 months ago

Hello....i want to reduce 30 kg in 3 months


AJ 6 months ago

Hi am 83 kg.. i wanted to reduce 30 kg in 1 month


smss 5 months ago

hello...pls help me i am 85kg ..i want to loose 20kg in 3 months ...due to being overweight i am getting several health issue and my age is 17

plss help me im very depressed as well


Abdou 4 months ago

Hi I'm 16 years old student I weight 123 kg I want to loose at least 30 kg how long will it take me to loose those kg Plss I really need help

Ps: my height is 1.83 m


lulu 3 months ago

I'm 16 yrs old and I weigh 100kgs i've tried diets, tried exercising and my weight just doesn't budge. My goal is to way 70kgs by the end of 2016... can you please give me tips on how to achieve my goal?.


Tanvi 2 months ago

Hi. I am just 17 but weighs 88kgs. I m not able to reduce it coz of busy study schedule and long hours sitting. What should I do? I want to reduce fast coz everyone has started commenting on me now. Please help me.


hi my name nimrat 8 weeks ago

I am 45 years old woman my hight is 5.7 and weight is 89 kg. I wanna loose 30 kg plz help me


Hi my name is BG 7 weeks ago

hi I am 43 year old female and I am obese I weigh 98kg and I am 5.6 in height. Please help I need to lose 4okg in total. I need to lose 20kg in the next two months. Please help I'm desperate


Aquajak 7 weeks ago

I'm wanting to lose 30kg and found your article and video very encouraging. Thank-you and God bless


6 weeks ago

Hi, i weigh 97.1kg but i am just 15 years. How do i lose 40kg in just 3 weeks. I need help now, today.


I'm sarani 5 weeks ago

I'm 23yrs old and my weight is 130,I need help to reduce my weight at least 50kg,I'm desperate


NEHA 4 weeks ago

I am 47 old 85 kg want to lose 25kg what can i do. Pleas guide me.


Gunja l 4 weeks ago

I am 19. My height is 5.5 and my weight is 68.I want to reduce 10kg within a month.. I am doing exercise and including vegetables and fruits in my diet but the only result I got is increasing my weight from 64 to 68. please guide me


Joy Hall 4 weeks ago

I am so excited to hear this news about weight lost at the age i am. Yes,41 is my age and I never exercise in my life.I gave birth to 5 kids, I am 5'8 218 pounds i am over weight...I just started my day 2 on just walking ans today I actually jogged a little it felt so good after....This information i needed thanks!!!!

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