Easy Ways to Lose Weight Without Dieting
Time Your Meals
Set a timer for 20 minutes and get a habit of slow eating. This is one of the popular habits for cutting down weight without involving a complicated diet plan. Enjoy each bite and let them last until the bell chimes. When you eat your food in a hurry, your stomach does not have time to let your brain know that it’s full. This leads to overeating.
Sleep More, Weigh Less
According to University of Michigan researchers, sleeping an extra hour each night can help a person to lose 14 pounds in a year. His study showed that when sleep replaces other idle activities and mindless snacking then you can easily cut calories by 6%. Though results will vary from person to person.
Serve More, Eat More Veggies
Serve at least three vegetables in your meal, instead of just one, and you will eat more without much effort. Variety tricks people to eat more food and having more vegetables and fruits is a good way to lose weight. These are rich in fiber and water content which keeps you fill with fewer calories.
When Soup’s On, Weight Comes Off
Include a broth-based soup to your daily diet and you will fill up on fewer calories. Think tortilla soup, minestrone, or Chinese won-ton. Soups are handy at the start of the meal since it slows down your hunger and also curbs your appetite. You can begin with can soup or low-sodium broth, you can add fresh or frozen veggies and simmer. Avoid creamy soups, as they are high in fat and calories.
Go for Whole Grains
Prefer whole grains like brown rice, oats, buckwheat, barley, and whole wheat for stealthy weight loss strategy. They can fill you up with few calories and will also improve your cholesterol level too. Now whole grains are present in most products including pizza crust, waffles, English muffins, pasta etc.
Eyeball Your Skinny Clothes
Hang your old favorite skirt, dress, or a smokin’ pair of jeans which you will see them every day – every moment. This will be your prize – don’t take your eyes off it. Select an item that is just a little too comfortable, so that you can reach this reward in relatively short period of time. Then make the last year’s cocktail dress as your next small, attainable target.
Build a Better Slice of Pizza
Prefer a vegetable topping for pizza rather than meat which will slash out 100 calories from your meal. You can go for light cheese or reduced-fat cheese. Pick a thin, bread-like crust prepared with a touch of olive oil.
Sip Smart: Cut Back on Sugar
Replace sugary drink such as regular soda with zero-calorie seltzer or water and you will cut out 10 teaspoons of sugar. You can also add mint, lemon, or frozen strawberries for fun and flavor.
The liquid sugar in soda detour the body’s normal fullness signs. In one study, there was a comparison of an extra 450 calories of each day from jelly beans vs. soda. The candy eaters unconsciously eat fewer calories overall as compared to the soda drinkers.
Sip Smart: Use a Tall, Thin Glass
Use tall, skinny glass rather than a short, wide tumbler to slash out liquid calories and your weight with zero efforts for dieting. You will intake 25%-30% less soda, juice, wine, or other beverage.
According to Brian Wansink, Ph.D., the visual cues often trick us into drinking more or less. His study at Cornell University suggests that all kinds of people poured more when the glass was and wide even the experienced bartenders.
Sip Smart: Limit Alcohol
When you are at an event or party and want to indulge alcohol, follow the first drink rule – a nonalcoholic, low-calorie drink such as sparkling water instead of moving directly to beer, cocktail, or glass of wine. Alcohol has more calories per gram ie. 7 than carbohydrates which have 4 or protein too has 4 Cal. It will also loosen your resolve, misleading you to eat more and more nuts, chips and other foods you would normally limit.
Sip Smart: Go For Green Tea
Drinking green tea is also a good weight loss strategy. Some studies suggest that it can even rev up your body’s calorie and burn your engine temporarily, through the action of phytochemicals known as catechins. Giving you a refreshing drink without calories.
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