Silly Ways to Lose Weight

Eccentric ways to losing weight were promised so here they are.  The first is probably the silliest and most eccentric and should be done with caution.

Fidgeting, it is an easy way to excite some caloric burn, especially if you are in an office chair all day staring at a computer screen; however, do not overdo it.  You do not want your coworkers thinking you are an epileptic, and you probably don’t want them to think you’re weirdo either.

So just wiggle your feet around as if there were dozens of ants in your shoes.  Little things can actually make a real difference.

An even more effective exercise is “sucking it in”.  Ok, you might feel like you are a fraud for doing this, but, look, you are making yourself instantly appear skinnier and it is actually working to whittle away your waist size.

It is a win/win situation for you and your waist so take advantage of this one.  Most the time no one is even going to realize what you are doing.

The point to this is to put weight loss into a creative light so that you can keep it in mind throughout the day.  No one ever become skinny by ignoring their weight.

You have to be consciously working toward it constantly, but don’t get overwhelmed because, as it was demonstrated, it can be very easy.   Another fun way to burn calories while doing virtually nothing at all is by doing the “flex tests”.

If there are things that happen periodically throughout the day commit to flexing the entire time it is happening.  Perhaps you could flex every time you walk through a door, or every time the intern tries talking to you.

Just be creative and find ways to keep yourself entertained with a little extra caloric burn.  Flexing periodically throughout the day can easily burn up to 200 calories that is equivalent to a cheese hamburger from the dollar menu.

Of course, if you are trying to lose weight then you should probably keep to a sensible diet.  No point in doing eccentric exercises at work if you are going to squander your caloric burn with some cheesecake during lunch break.

You could also ask your boss about a company gym membership, or you could see if an office treadmill is a viable option.  Though, in all likelihood you are probably going to have to take your fitness objectives home with you if you want to see some real fast results.

About the author: Jessica Staheli is a health and fitness nut. She loves to write about being healthy and getting in shape because she believes that taking care of your body is important. Having fitness equipment in your home is a great way to remind yourself to exercise, and she recommends for help with choosing a treadmill. You can follow her at Google+.