Everyone wants to drop weight, and fast, however we all know that most quick-loss diet plans and pills don’t ever work as promised. Don’t fall for those “magical”, “miracle”, “revolutionary” scams that guarantee unrealistic immediate results for little to no effort, because they won’t work. Losing weight is a commitment to a new lifestyle that includes changes in one’s diet and exercise schedule, that with time will result in a healthier and slimmer you. That being said, there are many effective tricks to jumpstart weight loss, when combined with regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle, that have been proven to work!
This may seem like a very silly idea, but when Dr Alan R. Hirsch of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago tried this sniff tactic with over 3,000 subjects, he found the more someone sniffed, the less hungry he or she was, which resulted in lower calorie intake. This idea is based off the notion that when a person sniffs, the brain is tricked into thinking it has eaten.
Research has shown that people who ate a breakfast with a higher number of calories than their dinner, lost more weight than those who consumed the same number of calories in a day but ate more of them at night. This makes a lot of sense because we burn more calories throughout the day than before nighttime so because make sure you aren’t going to bed with a full belly of unburned calories.
People are often unaware of how full they actually are until its time to get up and their stomach feels uncomfortably full. Yet, if a person was to wear something that physically restricted their stomach he or she is more likely to feel the swelling as it begins, which serves as a reminder to slow down or stop eating.
Psychologically a person will eat 30% less when he or she has to unwrap or open a new snack each time. Avoid eating foods straight of the box or bag because you will unintentionally consume more this way. Individual portions can slow down impulsive eating because they trigger our brain to think “Oh wait, I'm not supposed to eat 2 of them, because you have to open a new package or wrapper”.
Sure a glass of orange juice for breakfast is fine, but afterwards stick to water. Scientists have proven that sugary drinks and juices don’t make a person feel as full as water does. On average, people consume 245 calories a day from drinks. That’s an additional 90,000 calories a year, which adds up to roughly 25 pounds. Water is the best way to help you stay hydrated, full, and looking healthy!
This should seem obvious, but it’s shocking how often we eat out of boredom, stress or habit. Waiting until our stomach rumbles is a great habit to get into. If you notice yourself just getting up to rummage through cabinets during the day, try drinking a glass of water instead. You will be surprised how much snacking occurs simply because you are either thirsty or just looking for something to do.
This may seem like there is a small difference between 45 minutes and 30, however researchers at Duke University found that walking 30 minutes a day prevented weight gain, but getting exercise beyond 30 minutes resulted in weight loss. A brisk 3 mile, 45 minute walk burns roughly an additional 300 calories a day, which could result in the loss of 30 pounds over the course of a year.