It is not necessary to spend money to lose weight. I know this by my own personal experience. I tell you this because I am not selling anything, and I want to help other people who are on a budget, or those who don't want to waste time and money unnecessarily.


Before I let you know how I did it, I must remind you that I am not a medical doctor, I'm simply telling you how easy I found it to lose weight after years of being overweight. If you have any concerns about your health, you need to consult your health care provider.


Okay. This post is part of the Step Lighter series which deals with how changing your thinking can change your life.



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So, you'll see that I eliminated most sugar from my diet in a gradual, easy way. That alone made a big difference to my weight. I didn't cut butter, milk or anything like that – just sugar.


Now, there was something else I discovered when I began to change my thinking. More pounds dropped with very little effort. I stress that it has cost very little and taken up hardly any time in my day. I had been reading some old books on what they called Calisthenics. Years ago they were very popular. People found a lot of success using them. They were simple to do and they could do them at home. Basically, it is using your body weight to get you fit and toned (Now, the word is used differently, but don't worry about that). I'll just tell you what worked for me, and you can take your own journey from there.


My method toned muscles without bulking and burned a lot of calories. Also, a gently toned stomach makes you look and feel amazing.


1. Get an inexpensive resistance band. It doesn't need handles. Use that to tone your body once or twice daily. I find it best to take it slowly and don't overdo it. You will find easy exercises with the band instructions or on YouTube. Here's one I found on a quick search




2. Begin to slowly learn how to do push-ups (press-ups)  at home - no gym required. If you can't safely do a press-up, then begin by learning how to perform wall press-ups and you'll soon build the strength required to progress. That's how I began. Then I did one proper press-up a day and now, six months later I do fifteen. You build up slowly and safely (and check with your doctor if you need to)


And that – is it!

No fuss, no drama. Within a few weeks, you should begin to see real changes. Don't rush and overdo it!




Here is a push-up tutorial that you might find helpful


Please let me know how you get on.


Until next time, Ritz










Updated: 26-10-2018