How to Lose Weight without Strict Diets
Strict dieting isn’t the only way to get the perfect body of your dreams. There are a few small changes you can make in your lifestyle and eating habits that’ll help you lose more weight than you think. Pay attention to these simple but effective tips on how to get slim and slender in no time.
Eat spicy foods
Canadian scientists have proven that hot spices and sauces increase metabolism and keep us from wanting to eat something salty or sweet.
Choose your plate wisely
Researchers at Cornell University came to some pretty interesting conclusions regarding the effect your plate has on your eating habits. They’ve found that people are more likely to overeat if the color of their plate is the same or similar to the color of the dish on it. The same goes the other way around too: we eat less when the colors of our plate and food are highly contrasting.
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Turn the lights up and the music off
Restaurants use special ploys to make you eat more, and, thus, spend more money! And their two favorite tricks, according to scientists at Cornell University, are lighting and music, which, when combined, can increase calorie intake by up to 18%! Soft lights cause relaxation and an increased appetite. As for music, it makes us eat faster.
Control your bedroom light and temperature
Don’t underestimate the power of sleep: it influences more processes in your system than you think! And your weight is one of them. As it turns out, the risk of becoming overweight often depends on the lighting in the room where we sleep. There are two types of body fat: “bad” white fat that likes to build up and cling to our hips and midsection; and then there’s “good” brown fat that’s responsible for burning white fat and producing energy. But to kick-start these important processes, the temperature of the room you spend most of your time in should be pretty low. Experts suggest that the most appropriate temperature is around 66° F.
-Canadian scientists have proven that hot spices and sauces increase metabolism and keep us from wanting to eat something salty or sweet.
-The heat makes you sweat, ridding your body of excess water weight. So instead of torturing yourself at the gym, just grab a hair dryer.
-People are more likely to overeat if the color of their plate is the same or similar to the color of the dish on it.
-Сinnamon can reduce hunger and decrease appetite when eaten every day. And that’s because the components in this spice break down carbs.
-Soft lights cause relaxation and an increased appetite. As for music, it makes us eat faster.
-Сhoose your workout plan according to your age and fitness level, stick to it, and you’ll love the results.
-People tend to have the same meals as their friends when they eat out together.
-Sleeping in dark rooms makes you less prone to weight issues than those who sleep in slightly lit rooms.
-People who eat dairy products 3 times a day lose weight much faster than those who don’t.
-Consuming 5 oz of beans reduces our appetite and helps us lose about 11 oz of body weight in 6 weeks.
-Eating soup before your main course reduces the number of calories you consume.
-To kick-start the fat burning process, the temperature of the room you spend most of your time in should be pretty low.