If you’re looking for creative weight loss tips, then you too believe that shedding those extra pounds shouldn't have to be a challenge and a chore. In fact, if you simply look through some of the following creative weight loss tips, you’ll find that a lot of these activities can be loads of fun, so you’ll find it exciting and even addictive to change your lifestyle just to accommodate them.
1. Get Moving with Hula Hoops
One of the first and most enjoyable creative weight loss tips we’ll look at is the simple act of getting your body moving with a hula hoop. All you’ll need at first is a weighted hula hoop, some music and the comfort of your own room. Gradually, as you practice, you can also switch to lighter hoops, and guess what: the activity can even help you lose as much as 600 calories per hour (as long as you can keep going for that long).
2. Go on a Scavenger Hunt
Another fun and creative activity is going on a scavenger hunt. The idea here is to keep moving – preferably outside – while having lots of fun with a bunch of friends and taking your mind off losing weight. Indoor scavenger hunts can also be exciting, if you have a large enough home.
3. Start Gardening
Just the standing, stooping, watering, weeding and kneeling work you’ll be doing while gardening can help you burn about 300 calories per hour. If you love plants, this is probably one of the best activities you can do for weight loss, and you’ll also find the fruit of your work to be most satisfying in the end.
4. Enjoy a Fun 20-Minute Dance
One of the most creative weight loss tips anyone can give you is to take up dancing. You don’t even need more than 20 minutes at a time to get the blood flowing, and anything from ballet to belly dancing can help you lose visceral fat, give your body a more harmonious shape, eliminate stress, improve your posture, and strengthen your muscles. We like to move it, move it!
5. Laser Tag with Friends
Aside from being one of the favorite new games of the 21st century, laser tag is also a serious calorie burner. You’re basically on a futuristic battlefield, where the rush of excitement gained from dodging enemy “fire,” running, squatting and hiding can help your burn calories and make you forget about fatigue.
6. Use Self-Suggestion Affirmations
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) experts tell you language has a powerful influence on our beliefs and habits, and changing the “story” you tell yourself each day through the help of specific, positive affirmations can be a powerful catalyst for anyone who has been unable to motivate herself into losing weight in the past.
7. Fancy Kite Flying Contests?
Kite flying contests are often organized for charity or even as competitive events. The goal is to handcraft and fly the best kite and get it to the highest possible altitude. You can imagine this will involve a lot of running and outdoor practice. If that won’t help you burn more calories, nothing will.
The above tips and activities certainly don't feel like weight loss workouts, but they will help you get the job of shedding fat done a lot faster - without you even realizing it. Did I miss any creative weight loss tips and activities you might enjoy? Let me know, and don’t forget to try some of the ones mentioned above, if you haven’t already! I'll go plan a laser tag battle now.