The struggle is real when you’re trying to lose weight, doing what feels like hours of boring and repetitive exercise on top of trying just about any diet out there simply aren’t giving you the results you’re looking for. Well, it looks like it’s time to employ some alternative, perhaps some weird methods to get rid of excess weight once and for all. What do I mean by weird? How about smelling apples before meals or changing the color of your plates, and this stuff has been tested and proven to work, so if you’re interested in getting to know some unconventional weight loss tips, then just keep on reading.
NO.1 Make a Water Drinking Schedule
I know you’ve heard it time and time again, but there really is a reason why people always tell you to drink more water. Upping your water intake is one of the cheapest yet most effective ways to shed unwanted pounds. Water helps you burn more calories and reduces your appetite, the hardest part is remembering to give your body regular doses of the h2o it desperately needs.
Here’s a simple water intake regimen that you can add to your daily routine. Drink two glasses of water with lemon in the morning to wake up your body up, hydrate your empty stomach and boost metabolism. Have one glass before lunch at around 11 A.M., so you don’t overeat. After lunch, drink two glasses because this will help with digestion. At 4 P.M., drink again to hold yourself over between lunch and dinner. And you absolutely need to hydrate at dinnertime or after to help the food move easily and make your stomach feel lighter.
NO.2 Smell Green Apples or Bananas Before Your Meals
Yep, you don’t have to eat it, just smell it. Whether you find this ridiculous or not, smelling foods like bananas or apples before mealtime will ease your hunger, making you eat less than you would have otherwise.
This technique is scientifically proven by Dr. Alan Hirsch, a neurologist and director of the smell and taste treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago. His research began with 3193 overweight volunteers who he instructed to sniff bananas, green apples and peppermint whenever they felt hungry, after six months, some of them lost as much as a hundred pounds, so how do you like them apples.
NO.3 Light a Vanilla Candle Before Dinner
This might sound absurd, considering how much vanilla goes into different cakes muffins and puddings, but one study found that the vanilla scent works wonders when you’re trying to lose weight.
It activates different chemical reactions in the brain, making you feel less hungry, it can specifically help you tone down your sweet cravings according to ICU dietitian Catherine Collins who led the study. If you want to give it a try, buy some vanilla patches or light a vanilla candle before or during dinner.
NO.4 Take Pictures of Your Dishes
Now you have one more reason and a valid one to upload your latest food conquest online just like so many people do on social media, but how can a simple picture bring the number on the scale down for you? Well, when you’re trying to get the best shot to share on your social networking page, you can’t help but notice the details of your food, and this is perfect since it might make you stop for a second and rethink what you’re about to eat.
If you’ve got a bunch of pictures on your page of pizza slices and hamburgers dripping globs of grease or anything else over the top, you just might be swayed to change your ways and starting picking healthier options.
NO.5 Buy Some Blue Plates
If you surround yourself with the color blue, like putting up blue wallpaper or eating from blue plates, you’ll lose weight much faster.
A study found that the color blue is an appetite suppressant which means it’ll help you feel less hungry. As for what colors you should avoid definitely red, yellow and orange, which you might have noticed are the go to color for fast-food chains, that’s because they stimulate your appetite and make you eat more. Try using smaller plates too, you know how we’ve all been programmed from childhood to clean our plates, well you can totally do that and eat less if you use a smaller plate, it’s like tricking your own brain.
NO.6 Eat Eggs for Breakfast and Spicy Foods for Lunch
It’s been proven time after time that having eggs for breakfast helps achieve faster weight loss. Not only eggs low in calories, they’re also really filling and hold you off for a longer time, that means you won’t feel tempted to snack in between meals, plus they’re full of vitamins A, D, E and B12 as well as protein, zinc and iron, that’s why experts consider the egg a superfood.
And if you can bind that little trick which eating something with chili or red pepper for lunch, not all the time though it’ll speed up your metabolism, helping you achieve your dream body faster. Spicy foods or the ingredients used to make them contain capsaicin which helps suppress hunger and increase satiety, but if you don’t like spicy foods then settling on eggs will do just fine.
Do you know of any other weight loss tricks that people can incorporate into their daily habits? Please let me know in the comments below.
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