Fast Weight Loss Tricks
There are many simple and easy things you can do daily other than exercise to prevent weight gain and promote weight loss. These are just a couple tips that you might find helpful in your battle against those extra pounds.
1. Weigh Yourself Every Day
Research shows that weighing yourself daily can help with weight loss. Studies confirm that those who keep record of their weight regularly are significantly more likely to lose weight.
2. Brush Your Teeth Immediately After Dinner
By brushing your teeth right after dinner, you train your body to suppress hunger and can help to curb late-night cravings for snacks. The taste of peppermint has been shown to help restrain appetite and may to help to distract your taste buds from wanting another flavor.
3. Eat Hummus in Place of Mayonnaise
This creamy, delicious spread is much healthier than mayonnaise, and will save you about 70 calories for every tablespoon you use.
4. Rely On a Friend, Not Food
Instead of eating when you’re feeling down, call a friend to talk or plan some time together. Emotional eating can easily and quickly lead to unwanted weight gain.
5. Use a Measuring Cup in the Kitchen
Instead of just eyeballing portions, make sure to a use a measuring cup to help keep track of the amounts of ingredients or foods you are adding or consuming. By being more precise in this aspect, the small quantities you don’t eat can add up and may help with weight loss.
6. Dress Comfortably when you can
Studies show that people who wear jeans are more likely to walk around and take more steps than those in business attire. Believe it or not taking advantage of casual Friday can actually help with weight loss.
7. Add Flax to your Food
This healthy food is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which is great for heart health. Add flax to your soup, casserole, or oatmeal and this wonderful fiber will help keep you feeling full longer.
8. Cut up your Food
Just by slicing your food into smaller portions, you can trick your brain into thinking you are eating more than you really are. A study has found that when people were presented with sliced meats and vegetables, they thought the amount of food was 27 percent more than what they were when they were in one piece.