Women have always dreamed of having that perfect silhouette, however most people would refuse to stick to a fitness program that requires them to stretch muscles and make an effort to go to the gym. So here’s a couple of ways to lose weight without the sweat!
Here’s my favorite 5 diet tricks to share:
1. Drink Cold Water
People normally thinks that if you want to burn fat after a meal, drink hot water. Well, that’s what i’ve been told. People say that drinking cold water will “solidify” the oily food that you have digested. But i’s actually quite the opposite.
Truth is, the human body is trying to maintain a certain temperature. Drinking cold water will make the body compensate for the sudden temperature drop, thus making us burn fuel to keep the body warm. According to studies, One 16 ounce glass of cold water can burn up to 17.5 calories, no treadmill required.
2. Eat at a smaller plate.
Dishware size is an influencing factor in the portion sizes that we eat. According to the Small Plate Movement, you can drop 18 pounds this year just by changing plates. Of course, eating at a larger plate would make you eat more. This is because we have the tendency to fill in the spaces in our plate and which results to over-eating. So if you don’t want over consumption, you need to consider dishware size.
You can start with a plate that’s between 9 and 10 inches in diameter, closer to the size of your grandmother’s china. In my case, eating at a bowl is better. It makes me feel like i’ve already eaten a lot when I really haven’t. So just use the kind of plate that works for you.
3. Warm up your oil.
Honestly, I would never suggest frying your food. Obvious reason is because of the oil that the food will absorb, which will eventually get into your body. But if you are a fan of deep fried foods, and its just too difficult to resist it, then you should warm up your oil properly.
Cold oil is often absorbed by meat and veggies. Of course, you cannot lose weight by just doing this trick, but at least it will reduce the calorie intake so you can enjoy your delicious fried foods.
4. Eat slowly
Our brains registers fullness about 20 minutes after our stomachs. So for long-term success at weight control, slowing down the pace of eating is key. You can try behavioral techniques such as chewing foods 15 chews before swallowing, or putting your fork down between bites. Even using a baby spoon can help you slow down.
You can also try drinking water in between. This will help slow down your eating process. And it’s certainly healthy for you. So after every swallow of food, take a small sip of water before picking up the fork again.
By making a few easy changes to your eating style, you can slow down your swallowing and allow your brain to catch up with your belly. As a result, you’ll consume fewer calories without feeling any less satisfied. Plus, you’ll be able to continue to enjoy your favorite foods because you’ll be at less risk of overindulging.
5. Spicy foods help
Spicy foods speeds up your metabolism. The main element that gives chilis their heat – capsaicin – is responsible for creating this effect, as it creates heat generation and raises body temperature upon consumption.
Many scientists are now claiming that capsaicin not only tells the body to burn off calories (rather than store them) but it also turns your existing fat into a form of fat that can easily “self-destruct”. They also claim that capsaicin helps decrease your appetite and it’s also a powerful antioxidant. Sounds good, right?
So the next time you’re going to cook dinner, you might want to consider adding chili to your recipe.
6. Sleep well
A hungry tummy plus lack of sleep is the perfect recipe to sabotage your waistline. Believe me. I’ve experienced this many times. Consider this, when you’re low at energy, you are most likely to grab a cup of coffee, and of course doughnuts usually goes with it. Humans have always have the tendency to grab a comfort food when we need a kick of energy.
Another thing about it is it slows down your metabolism. Sleeping is the time for our muscles to recover, if you’re not getting much of it then you are most likely to lose muscles and store up more fat. Maybe you have even heard about the sleep diet, which suggests you can lose weight while you catch your sleep, and its true in a way.
According to research, on average, we need about 7.5 hours of quality sleep per night, he says. “If you are getting this already, another half hour will not help you lose 10 pounds, but if you are a five-hour sleeper and start to sleep for seven hours a night, you will start dropping weight”. explains Michael Breus, PhD.
And of course, if you had enough sleep the night before, you are most likely to have enough energy to workout again the next day. So stop staying up late and hit the hay!
Reminder: These 6 items are just tricks. It does not guarantee that doing these 6 steps will help you shed enormous amount of weight. Of course, diet and exercise is still the best way to stay in shape.
I hope this blog helps.
Stay Happy and Pretty ladies!
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”