There isn’t a doubt in anyone’s mind that losing weight is hard.
Whether it’s 10 pounds or 50 pounds, getting to your deal weight comes with nothing less than your strongest determination, unwavering dedication and definitely a whole lot of helpful tips.
Here are some tricks, although unusual when you first read it that will help you along your weight loss journey!
1. Eat in front of a mirror
A study found that eating meals in front of a mirror made people more mindful of their eating habits and cut back the amount of what people ate by 1/3.
It may sound strange, but strategically placing a beautiful mirror opposite side of your seat at the table may go a long way in making you more aware of the amount that’s on your plate as well as how quickly you’re eating.
2. Light candles throughout your house
Vanilla scented candles have actually been proven to quash your sweet tooth after dinner, as the sweet smell of vanilla satisfies the craving without having to eat anything. Don’t forget to put out the candles before you head to bed.
3. Don’t dim the lights when you eat
Restaurants don’t just dim the lights to provide a romantic atmosphere.
Lower lighting means lower eating inhibitions, and restaurants count on this correlation to make you order more food and especially alcohol.
So, be mindful of this at home and turn up the lights to make better food decisions and slow your pace.
4. Sit at the end of the table
If you’re at dinner with a group of people, stay away from the middle of the table.
All of the food action happens in the middle of the table. The bread baskets, appetizers, shared desserts…they are all right there. It’s so front and center, in your face that it’s too easy for you to grab and gobble.
Take a seat at the end and you’ll be far less likely to overeat.
5. Check your medication
A study at Yale School of Medicine has found that people on antihistamines are ten pounds heavier on average than their unmedicated counterparts.
It’s because many antihistamines block the immune system’s histamines, which actually play a role in how your body breaks down fat and controls your appetite.
6. Give in to your cravings
If you have an insatiable sweet tooth, get that craving out of the way in the morning. Giving into your craving right early in the morning actually does a better job curbing them throughout the day.
But don’t take this out of context and have a chocolate covered doughnut with a hot chocolate and a snickers on the side.
7. Pack your leftovers
Before you tuck into your dinner, immediately pack up the leftovers. Eat them for lunch throughout week. A study has shown that once kitchen clean up is finished and the leftovers are accounted for, people are less likely to go back for seconds.
8. Drink warm water
Drinking a glass of warm water before a meal makes you feel fuller quicker and helps with weight loss.
9. Use this odd “carb trick” to burn 1 pound per day.
“All this by Flavor-Pairing?” I asked.
I met an old friend for lunch last month and I was super impressed with how good she looked.
She said, “It’s not so much about the Flavor-Pairing, but more about how it re-awakens what the Japanese call, ‘the weight loss doubling molecule’ which signals 22-hour a day fat-burning effect in the female body.”
Even though I was skeptical, I’ve been struggling with my weight over the last few years, so I gave it a shot and watched the same video she did.
Well, it’s only a couple weeks later and you know what they say about how “you can’t transform your body overnight”…
They’re right – it actually took me 16 days to lose 22 pounds.
Now it’s my girlfriends asking ME what I’M doing differently 💅