Monday, 28 April 2014

Unusual Weight Loss Methods!

Peppermint: the scent of peppermint can reduce hunger before a meal (lower caloric intake)
- brushing your teeth w. mint flavoured toothpaste right after eating tells your brain the meal is done and you'll be less tempted to take another bite of food

Vanilla: the scent of vanilla after eating suppresses dessert cravings (light a vanilla candle after eating) 

Colour: blue is an appetite suppressant
- wearing blue, eating off of a blue plate or tablecloth, and/or eating in a blue room will make your food look less appealing and you'll likely eat less

Size: eating off of smaller plates will cause you to serve yourself smaller portions, and often you'll find you're satisfied with these smaller meals

Temperature: sleeping in a colder room can increase weight loss (revs metabolism)
- you'll likely burn more calories while sleeping

Pictures: keeping pictures of healthy foods on your fridge and seeing them before snacking can help you stick to the healthy foods when choosing what to munch on
OCD: studies show that if you keep your desk tidy you'll be more likely to snack healthy

Seating: if you're out for dinner try to sit at the end of the table
- chairs near the centre of the dining table are within arms reach of the shared items (ex. bread baskets)

Guilt: if you eat an unhealthy meal it's better to not feel guilty afterwards
- dieters often overeat due to stress, so if you feel guilty after a meal it'll often cause you to eat another unhealthy meal

Snack Whole: eat unprocessed whole foods as much as possible, it requires more energy to break them down and digest therefore you burn more calories when you eat them (vs. refined foods)


Enjoy!
R