Losing Weight with Passive Actions


Losing weight with passive actions might seem like buying snake oil but for the most part, it works. At the Metabolic Research Center, we focus on helping people lose weight naturally and without all the starvation diets. Our approach involves passive and active programs so there is something we offer that fits every lifestyle. Let's explore passive ways to lose weight.

  • Use a Smaller Plate — One of the keys to losing weight is to get into the habit of eating by portion size. If you are used to a heaping plate of food, then reducing what you consume to appropriate portions can make it seem like you are starving yourself. One trick around that is to simply use a smaller plate so that when you measure out the portions of your meal, your plate seems fuller. This is an easy and passive way to positively impact your weight loss plan.
  • Eat Spice Foods — Spicy foods cause us to burn more calories without doing any exercise. Our body's response to spice food is to try to cool the body by producing sweat. Spicy peppers are easy to add to food and a little bit goes a long way.
  • Do Shorter Exercise Routines — Just like when you drive your car, shorter trips burn more fuel. You burn more fuel by working out more often for shorter periods of time. So get off of the bus a block or two from your office and walk. Take a walk during lunch time. Take the stairs more often than the elevator. Those are passive ways to get more out of your exercise goals.
  • Drink More Water — Our bodies are over 70 percent water. Drinking more water helps us feel fuller and it helps our digestive system to work better. Plus, if you want to add lean muscle and burn fat, the extra water drink helps our body achieve both of those goals.

If you would like to learn more about how to use passive actions to lose weight and gain health, just visit the Metabolic Research Center. We offer support, healthy menus, and a lot of literature for people in all stages of weight loss.



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