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8 Simple Things That Helped Me Lose 50 Pounds in 4 Months Without Exercising

Woman lost a loth of weight by making some basic dietary changes. 

Caroline (@carolineefitness25) is a weight loss influencer who dropped a whopping 50 pounds in 4 months and over 81 pounds in under a year– without going to the gym. In one video showcasing her insane weight loss that has racked up 6.4 million views she goes from an XL to an XS in a year and in another, she shares that she went from a size 14 to a 0. How did she do it? She reveals the answer in one of her TikTok videos. "So I've answered this a few times on my page, but really quickly I'll make a new video," she says in the video. "I do not work out, no medication, no surgery," she added. 


Intermittent Fasting

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Caroline does intermittent fasting. "I do a 16/8 fast," she says. I fast for 16 hours and I eat for 8. So right now my eating window is between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM." Intermittent fasting works by "prolonging the period when your body has burned through the calories consumed during your last meal and begins burning fat," explains Johns Hopkins Medicine


Staying in a Calorie Deficit

@carolineefitness25 Replying to @amyjolove_ i can go into more detail, i dont est fried food or sweets as well. They are a big part of my weight loss. i hope this helps! I will post more grocery hauls this week #50poundsdown #weightlosscheck #weightloss #weightlosstransformation #caloriedeficit #intermittentfasting #cirkulwaterbottle #wls #wlsjourney #wlscommunity ♬ original sound – Caroline 💜

Obviously, you can't eat whatever you want during your feast period – you need to pay attention to calories. "I also stay in a calorie deficit," says Caroline. 

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Eating "Super Healthy" Foods

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She also doesn't waste her calories on eating processed foods or other foods with no nutritional value. "I eat super healthy," she adds. 


Here Is What She Buys at Aldi

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In a recent video she took her followers shopping at Aldi with her, unveiling some foods that helped her lose all her weight. Bananas, Raos pasta sauce, chickpea pasta, Kevin's mashed cauliflower, apples, Everything Bagel Skinnys, caramel rice snacks, Suckerpunch pickles, frozen keto blend pineapple greens, chicken apple sausage and almond milk were all in her shopping cart. 


She Designs Meals Around Protein

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In another video she shares tips on how to avoid overeating. "High protein is going to be the answer to that. You want to eat high protein to keep you full. It's also going to burn body fat," she says, revealing that she aimed for 100 grams of protein a day. "It helps keep me full. I still eat that to this day." According to clinical trials, consuming more protein than the recommended dietary allowance not only reduces body weight (BW), but also enhances body composition by decreasing fat mass while preserving fat-free mass (FFM) in both low-calorie and standard-calorie diets.

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She Drinks Water

Women holding drinking bottle and opening the cap of a water bottle to drink water.

"Also, another thing that helps is to drink a glass of water before your meal, drink water during your meal, and drink a whole glass after,' she says. How much water should you aim for every day? According to the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine men should drink about 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day and women about 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids. According to the Mayo Clinic, hydration is important for a variety of reasons. Water helps get rid of waste through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements, keeps your temperature normal, lubricates and cushions joints, and helps protect sensitive tissues.


She Snacks Smart

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Caroline encourages snacking. "Snacking is actually really good for you. Eat the snacks. You can choose healthier options. You can also choose air snacks, snacks that you can eat much more of for smaller calories," she says. "I always gravitate towards big chips and rice cakes and stuff like that so I can eat larger quantities."

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She Chews Gum

Closeup detail of woman putting pink chewing gum into her mouth.

"Because I'm a volume eater, I also chew lots of gum. Gum is my best friend," she confesses. "Gum is a great distraction if you're not actually hungry. Once you start chewing gum, your body is not going to be like, 'Oh, you're bored. Go to the fridge.' You know what I mean? You'll know if you're actually hungry when you start chewing gum."

💪🔥Body Booster: If you want to lose weight, burn fat, and build muscle, getting enough protein into your diet is a must. Consuming more protein than the recommended dietary allowance not only reduces body weight (BW), but also enhances body composition by decreasing fat mass while preserving fat-free mass (FFM) in both low-calorie and standard-calorie diets, according to research.

Leah Groth
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