The weight loss industry is a multi billion dollar industry and there isn’t a store out there without hundreds of products aimed right at you- the consumer who desperately wants to lose weight. It can easy to fall into traps of useless contraptions, pills, and creams to help us look better.
Granted not all weight loss products are junk. Some can really help the overweight person lose weight but not everyone can afford to buy all this STUFF being advertised as the newest and best weight loss product on the market.
Let’s get rid of all that junk and get down to the basics. If you don’t have any extra money at the end of the month to spend on your weight loss endeavor that doesn’t mean things are hopeless for you. In fact, using the resources you already have, you can find free things to help you lose weight.
First of all, the internet contains a plethora of people giving away free things to people looking to lose weight.
Think you need a personal trainer? Think again. There are so many websites out there that have explanations, pictures, and even videos of exercises to ensure that you do them correctly. Some websites even give you daily workouts to help you take the guesswork out of what to do for the day.
Looking for low calorie recipes? Just try typing that into Google and see the long list that pops up. Try setting up weekly emails through free membership sites to give you fresh ideas coming in every week. There are also free calorie counting sites to help you keep your food journal accurate.
We’ve recently posted an article on the top 5 apps on your mobile phone that will help you lose weight. Now weight loss help is portable and right at your fingertips! And most of these are free.
Don’t worry if you can’t afford a gym membership. Use what you have at home to make your own home gym. Keep the empty jugs from your milk and fill them with sand for a versatile set of weights that can even be used like kettlebells. A regular kitchen chair can be an amazing workout tool for things like tricep dips and reverse push ups. Your couch can be used for inverted or elevated push up.
Outside the house is a great way to do frugal fitness. Get outside and run instead of buying a treadmill. Use a strong tree branch to perform pull ups or chin ups. Leap over ditches and duck under obstacles. The great outdoors can be a great bootcamp location!
Children can also be good to use as weights and they love the ride! Sit them on your chins and lift your legs for leg lifts with a twist! Bicep curls can be done with a little one hanging from your arm. Squat with them on your back for added weight. Get creative! It will be fun for both of you!
Also, don’t worry about buying expensive diet food. Just buy organic or find a local farmer and make simple healthy meals with natural foods. These are the best for weight loss!
Don’t let your wallet stop you from your weight loss dreams! Use a little creativity and go for it!