Contrary to popular belief you do not have to spend a ton of money to lose weight. Every day we are inundated with ads bearing beautiful skinny models who claim they got that way by taking one simple pill a day. Or, they have been on a magic diet plan that they read about in the newest best seller You cannot watch a late night TV program without seeing an advertisement for some expensive exercise machine that will help you lose weight in just five minutes a day. All of these claims would be great, if they were true. The simple truth is you can lose weight without buying anything.
One of the easiest ways to lose weight is by walking. Many people end up buying an expensive treadmill with the thought that they will continue to be able to exercise throughout the winter or anytime there is inclement weather. However, usually these treadmills end up abandoned in a corner as a glorified clothes hanger. You do not need an expensive treadmill to get your exercise in. Many people walk outside at all times of the year. Even when the weather seems much too cold, as long as you bundle up you will stay warm. Once you begin your walk your heart rate increases and your body temperature will rise and you will be more than comfortable. In addition, there are many free facilities you can use to do your walking. Many churches have gyms that are open to the public for exercise. Also, many communities have free community centers with indoor tracks.
Another way on how to lose weight without buying anything is to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Drinking water helps your body think it is full and cuts down on your calorie intake. Also, spacing your meals out throughout the day will increase the calories that your body uses. The body cannot always use all of the calories you take in during three large meals a day. These calories are then stored for later use and if not used are turned into fat.
Try to make breakfast the biggest meal of the day. This will start your morning off right and provide you with the calories needed to get you through the day. Also, never eat right before going to bed. With your body in a state of rest, calories will only be stored in the body and will not be able to be burned off through activity.