You know what they say when you want to lose weight fast — Eat less, move more. You know it so well you probably recite it from your sleep. But why is it still so hard to lose weight quickly? Well, for starters, you also know the fact that most diets and quick weight loss eating plans have about as much substance as a politician’s campaign speech.
You’re better off reading this article, because here, we provide you 10 of the easiest ways to lose weight. They’re so easy, they’re guaranteed to never fail you.
1. Keep a handy notebook wherever you go
What for? A food diary, of course! Bring with you a jot-down notebook everywhere you go, and write down every single food item you’ve eaten, even how much water you’ve drank. Studies have found people who kept food diaries wind up losing weight much faster than individuals who don’t.
2. Make water your favorite drink
You do know how water is good for you, right? But just in case you need some reinforcement, water is really one of the single most important catalysts in effective weight loss. Because of it’s natural appetite suppressant properties, and because it contains very little sodium and no calories at all, it’s the perfect liquid you could ever drink.
3. Downsize your dinner plates
Research have shown that the less food put in front of you, the less food you’ll likely eat. So instead of using the traditional dinner plates, why not substitue the smaller salad plates instead? Your brain won;t know the difference, and after seeing the results on your bathroom scale, your body will be thanking you.
4. Prepare food straight to the plate
Prepare dinner restaurant-style. Say no to food served in large bowls and platters on the table. This makes it easier for you to reach out for second or third helpings. When you’re plate is empty, you’re finished and that’s that.
5. Carry a small packet of nuts with you
When you get the cravings for the munchies, make sure you have a ready packet of nuts in your bag. It doesn’t matter whether they’re almonds, walnuts or pecans, any nut will do.
6. Don’t eat with a large group
Studies have revealed that individuals tend to consume more food when they eat with other people, mostly because you spend more time lingering at the table. Try to get some alone time while eating, so you become more mindful and aware of each bite you put into your mouth.
7. Sniff peppermint when you get cravings
If the smell of freshly-baked cookies hit you so hard you instantly get the cravings for it, take out your peppermint and take a good, long sniff. A theory is that sniffing the food tricks the brain into thinking you’re actually eating it. It may sound unreal, but it works, and you may want to give it a try.
8. Get most of your calories before noon
The more you eat in the morning, the less likely you’re going to overeat later in the day. Also, by this way, you get to burn those early-in-the-day calories more efficiently than you would your dinner-calories.
9. Brush your teeth
After every meal, learn to brush your teeth. This will signal your brain that the mealtime is over. In addition, the minty freshness you get from brushing your teeth and the act of toothbrushing in itself will take your mind off food.
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