Do These 12 Tricks and Lose Weight in a Week

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Most of the time we tend to consume food not because we are hungry, but perhaps to increase our sense of comfort. A lot of things can influence how much we eat and some of those are climate, stress, that time of the day etc. Thus, we are here to present you with some ways that can make our psyche and surroundings help us lose weight, at least that is what Brian Wansink- a psychologist, marketer, and food cravings researcher says. Also, you are in luck because today we will show those ways that will help you lose some weight.

12 Tricks to Help You Lose Weight

1. Eat Food in Portions

  • People who prefer to sit with their backs to cafe pastry shelves of sweet stands are able to maintain a slim figure much easier.
  • You can also do this at home if you serve the meals in portions, with plates only.
  • When it comes to bowls and frying pans, leave them in the kitchen and do not put them on the table.
  • If you see less, then you will eat less as well.

2. Don’t Serve Calories in the Morning

  • According to Wansink’s statistics, breakfast habits are 96% of the art of keeping a slim figure.
  • Only 4 out of 100 slim women said they do not touch food in the mornings.
  • Whereas, those that had the excess weight said that they usually skip breakfast for the sole purpose of skipping a meal to become thinner.

3. Chew Everything Thoroughly

  • Some studies have proven that you need to chew each mouthful of food at least 32 times to saturate the taste receptors.
  • This will, in turn, reduce the appetite and make you feel full for a longer time.

4. Say no to Yummies

  • You should put away all the yummy snacks that you have at home in a place that is far away from your sight and reach.
  • Of course, it would be better to just not buy them, however, if your home is junk-free this will cause you to eat more outside of the home.
  • Thus, the best option would be to keep buying them, but with moderation.

5. Keep to the Shopping List

  • When you go shopping and you make a complete list of everything you need when it comes to food, make sure you check the list and only buy the products that you are really missing.

6. Company

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  • Usually, when we eat alone, we eat less 30% less than when we eat with someone.
  • Also, when we share dinner with 3 or 4 friends, we usually end up consuming 2 times more food that when we eat by ourselves.
  • Thus, you should definitely try to eat meals alone and limit yourself when it comes to snacks and drinks when in the company.

7. The ‘Bottomless Plate’ Phenomenon

  • According to some research, a lot of people tend to eat until the plate is empty, or until they feel full.
  • Thus, to solve this is to eat mindfully and in smaller plates.
  • Just make sure you keep watch over the sense of hunger and ignore the food left on the table.

8. Leave ‘Evidence’ of your Crime

  • People who try to get rid of the evidence that shows their overeating habits eat more than those who just leave it when they finish the meal, just preferring to be guided by their feeling of fullness.

9. Getting a Second Helping

  • Try to change dining locations. Just pick the place and utensils and go to another room.
  • You can eat on the balcony, terrace or just in the garden.
  • This way you will be stopped of getting a second helping because your hunger might subside by the time you reach the kitchen.

10. Observe the Rule of Two

  • Make sure your plate always has two type of food and that is meat and side dish, or side dish and salad, or fish and vegetables.
  • If you arrange the food like this, you will eat more sensibly.

11. Don’t be Afraid of Relapses

  • If you are for instance one week into a diet and it looks like the hardest part is behind, there comes a night where you are by the fridge, just craving some food and relapsing.
  • At times like these, you will need to keep calm and refrain from more unhealthy food.
  • Just let go of the food you have taken, pick a cabbage leaf and take a fresh bite.

12. Be Calm and Consistent

  • Our final advice would be to not try all of these tips at once.
  • The best thing here would be to implement one piece of advice a week.
  • With time, with small steps, you will get used to this way of life and you will have a slim, beautiful and healthy body.
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