How to Lose Weight Without Actually "Dieting". Number 5 is the Most Unexpected!

January 22, 2015




 The reason that diets almost always fail is that they are temporary solutions to a permanent challenge. Most people are terrified with the idea of dieting because a diet is always associated with restrictions, exercising and most of all with the fear of failing. But you don’t necessarily have to be on a diet in order to lose weight. Here are some tips on how to lose weight without dieting!

1. Time Your Meals
Set a timer for 20 minutes and savor each bite, make them last until the bell chimes. Paced meals offer great pleasure from smaller portions and trigger the body's fullness hormones. When you wolf your food down in a hurry, your stomach doesn't have time to tell your brain it's full. As a result, we end up overeating.

2. Eat Soup
Soup has been shown to be more filling and to keep us full for longer per calorie compared with eating the same foods ‘dry’. This is because in soup form, foods simply take up more room in the stomach, which turns off the appetite hormone more quickly than a salad would. Even a big bowl of soup usually won't set you back more than 300 calories, so it's a great way to eat a little less without feeling like you are depriving yourself. Having soup makes you instantly feel more healthy, so you will tend to set up a positive cycle of eating well and also having more energy throughout the day.

3. Shrink Your Dishes
Choose a 10-inch lunch plate instead of a 12-inch dinner plate to automatically eat less. Once you are an adult, your stomach pretty much remains the same size, but eating less can help you reset your "appetite thermostat" so you won't feel as hungry.

4. Set rewards
Losing weight and maintaining that ideal weight is a journey, so set up little rewards along the way to keep yourself on the right path. Make your rewards at regular intervals, just like your goals. You can do this by any scale you choose. Think about what would keep you going and make that a reward.

5. Put a blue light bulb in your fridge or use a blue plate
Try eating on a blue plate, using blue napkins or laying out a blue table cloth.The color blue has been proven to decrease appetite. The reason is very simple: blue food is a rare occurrence in nature. There are no leafy blue vegetables, no blue meats and aside from blueberries and a few blue-purple potatoes, blue just doesn't exist in any significant quantity as a natural food color. Consequently, we don't have an automatic appetite response to the color blue.

Comment if you’ve tried them and tell us if they worked for you!

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