Weight loss is a pet subject relevant in almost any company, for people of different genders, ages, occupations and interests.
It would be reasonable to assume that you, dear Legit.ng readers, know the basic tips for years circulating in the Internet. Thus you will not be surprised to know that drinking water before meal or eating from smaller plates would allow you to cheat on your appetite monster.
In this article, however, we gathered the things you have probably never heard of. So get ready for discoveries! Scroll down to watch the top 5 compilation, specially for you!
1. Less TV
Numerous studies confirm that the more we watch television, the more often we eat. The overall amount of consumed food increases. When researchers used an electronic lock-out system to force TV hounds to watch 50% less, the test group members burned by 119 more calories per day.
Are you a TV lover? Try to sacrifice one program daily. This might pay off.
2. Stare at the colour blue
As strange as it might seem. But this is actually why you will not encounter many fast food restaurants decorated in blue. What you can do is to use blue plates, dress and everything available in blue while you are taking your meal.
Avoid red, yellow and orange - these colours only stimulate appetite.
3. Sniff banana, an apple or a peppermint when you are hungry
You are probably thinking: "What? Where did you get this?"
Alan R. Hirsch, M.D., neurological director of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, tried this with 3,000 volunteers. Outcome: the more frequently people sniffed, the less hungry they were. The participants lost an average of 30 pounds each.
4. Don’t eat with a large group
According to the study available in the published in the Journal of Physiological Behavior, we consume more food when in a company. Apparently, because we spend more time at the dining table. But eating with your significant other or your family, and using table time for talking in between chewing, can help cut down on calories.
5. Brushing teeth after each meal...
Is a good trick to tell your body and brain that the meal time is over. Especially it concerns dinner the hardest part of the day when we want to spoil ourselves with an extra bite of chocolate.
6. Sit in the right spot
Happy hour cocktails or dinners out are essentially invitations to overeat. So if you found yourself in such a situation, occupy a spot at the end of the table if you can, because "the center seats are where the bread, chips, and other sharing plates usually wind up," says psychologist Stephen Gullo.
7. The state of your desk matters
Spend time in a tidy workspace versus a messy one, and you’ll be more likely to choose a healthy snacks one of the studies. Even if it does not help you to lose weight, it will certainly make you more organized.
8. Fire up your food, but do not over do with it :)
Research conducted at Purdue University found that adding spicy ingredients like cayenne pepper, hot peppers, or hot sauce to meals can help suppress appetite and even stoke your metabolic fire a bit.
9. Alert: for girls only - Manicure!
This clever "beauty tip" just might keep you away from grabbing something you do not actually need. Distract yourself from the munchies by giving your nails a manicure. Once they're perfectly painted, you will not want to smudge wet nails by reaching into the bag for a handful of chips or cookies. By the time the polish has dried, the craving moment might be over.
10. Flex (but don't fight)
Clench your fists when you have a food craving. A series of studies contains that people better able to control their impulses when they tightened a muscle for at least 30 seconds.