There is always a lot of talk in the media about the growing weight problem and how we should all lose weight. However, there are also people that say that it is too expensive to lose weight and so that is a barrier holding a lot of people back. However, this is not necessarily the case and there are things that you can do which will help with weight loss and will save you money as well.
Walk more and Exercise at Home
A lot of people think that in order to exercise you need to go to a gym, go to an exercise class have a personal trainer or something like this. Of course, all of these things cost a lot of money and you may not be able to afford them. However, there are lots of ways that you can exercise without having to do this sort of thing. You can exercise in the home using online videos that will allow you to follow an instructor just like being in a class. If you schedule a reminder to do it weekly, daily or whatever then this will help you. You could also just go out for a walk to improve your fitness. If you have a bike or running shoes then you could cycle or run, but that is not necessary. If you walk fast enough and get out of breath this is good exercise. You can also just generally try to move more when you are in the house and out and about and that will all help, whether it means getting up and walking around during an advert break while watching TV, getting off the bus a stop early or taking the dog for a longer walk, there are lots of things you can try which will help.
Cut down on Unnecessary Food
Most of us eat more food than necessary. There are certain foods that we all eat which actually provide very little nutrition, cost money and contribute to us being heavier than we need to be. These foods are things like sweets, chocolate, crisps, cakes, biscuits, alcoholic and fizzy drinks and puddings. All of these tend to be fairly cheap but the cost of them will add up. If you can cut down on these items then you will lose weight and save money. It is not easy to do, but just slowly cutting a few things out a week and then cutting out more and more will make a considerable difference. It can be hard to change habits when we are shopping as well as when we are eating so it could be good to think about how you will do this.
Reduce Eating Out and Take Aways
A lot of people eat meals out of get take away food. Take away can be anything from a whole evening meal to a coffee each day, a sandwich at lunch time, some chocolate from the vending machine etc. We might not think of all of these things as a take away but they are often more unhealthy than items that we will make at home or even extras to supplement the food we have already eaten. It can be hard to find the energy to make a packed lunch or cook an evening meal but if you want to be healthier and save money that could be enough to give you the motivation to do it. You can always get organised in advance to get this sorted out, with shopping lists, making meals in bulk and freezing them and things like this. You may even need to learn some new recipes but there are plenty of recipes online, some of which are very simple to make and use regular ingredients so anyone can learn if they really want to.