All of us are looking for hassle-free methods most of the time. Of course, it is completely logical. It is wise to choose the simpler ways. But we have to ask ourselves, are the effortless methods always effective?
Since obesity is spreading day by day, many people want to lose weight. As usual, there are many people who want to lose weight with simpler methods. Usually, these people prefer to lose extra fat without exercise or diet. For this reason, various solutions are proposed for them, of course, many of them are ineffective. In this article, we are going to talk about these ineffective solutions.
The first ineffective weight loss method: Chewing gum
As we said in the article “weight loss tips without dieting“, chewing gum is a completely ineffective solution, or if it has an effect, it is so small that it is not even worth thinking about! You prefer to lose significant fat. By chewing gum, at best, you can lose 100 grams of fat. (which, of course, is not certain!)
Drinking green tea
Green tea is widely consumed today due to its health benefits. Of course, many of these benefits also need more studies, but some of them have been confirmed by research. In any case, our goal is to investigate the effect of green tea on weight loss. Many studies have been done about tea and weight loss. Some of them have confirmed that this drink has an effect on weight loss, but can it make you slim without a diet?
In most studies, the weight loss during drinking green tea period, was not significant. This sentence means that in some studies, drinking green tea, even along with diet, probably does not have a dramatic effect. However, in addition to the diet, even if one or two kilograms helps to lose weight, it is a big step. So we conclude that drinking green tea without a diet is one of the ineffective ways to lose weight. But you can use this drink along with your diet for better results.
Do not misunderstand! This does not mean that abdominal exercises have no effect at all. This means that abdominal exercises do not have a significant effect to eliminate abdominal fat and it is better to use more effective methods.
In a study, the effect of abdominal exercises on abdominal fat was investigated. As expected, doing abdominal exercises alone for 6 weeks had no effect on belly fat! According to this study and similar studies, we can conclude that local fat burning is not real. It is better to use the more effective methods that we mentioned in the article “How to lose weight fast” instead of these exercises.
Black tea and coffee
Another solution that is used is to drink drinks containing caffeine. Drinks like black tea and coffee contain caffeine. But are drinking these drinks an effective way to lose weight? These two drinks, like green tea, most likely will not have an effect without a diet!
Fat loss in the body follows a series of rules. So you can’t lose weight just by drinking tea and coffee! One of the most important rules for weight loss is calorie restriction. As long as the calorie deficit is not followed, no method will make you slim. Calorie deficit means that you eat fewer calories than you need through food in a whole day! In this situation, your body uses stored energy resources such as fat for energy production.
Now, by drinking black tea and coffee, your body’s metabolism may increase a little, but on the other hand, if you eat a lot of calories through food, this increase in metabolism will be ineffective.
Like you, we believe that healthy foods contribute to health. But there is an important point about the relationship between these foods and weight loss! How much healthy food do you eat in a day? As we said in the previous section, amount of calorie intake in a day is the most important factor for weight loss. If you consume more calories than you need, it doesn’t matter if they are from healthy or unhealthy foods, you won’t lose weight anyway!
Probably, the use of healthy foods can have a little effect on the amount of your fats, but if you want this method to have a tremendous effect, you must also control the amount of calorie intake. In this case, you will experience much better weight loss than before.
Effective weight loss methods
So far we have found that some of the methods offered for weight loss are ineffective! In this part of the article, we are going to talk about effective ways to lose weight.
As we have said many times, the amount of calorie intake from your diet is very important. If you want to lose weight, you need to know exactly how many calories you need. When you get these calories, your body uses stored sources like fat for energy. The calories you need depends on your weight, age, height, activity level, etc. You can use our calorie calculator to calculate the required calories. Then, use apps like Samsung Health to control incoming food.
Next, you can add resistance training and cardio to lose weight faster. According to studies, the combination of resistance training and cardio is the best way to lose weight. In this situation, your body’s metabolism increases and you can reduce more fats.