It’s common knowledge that diet, cutting down on food intake, and working out, increasing calories burned, combine into a formula for weight loss.
But the hard part is sticking to a low calorie, and often bland, diet. It won’t be 100% simple, but with a little work it sure is easier. Here are some tricks to make it easier.
Carry a notebook to jot down everything that passes your lips. Taking notes helps you eat less. Studies show that individuals who keep track of what they eat end up eating 15% less. 15% is a lot.
The typical American consumes an additional 245 calories per day just from drinks. Switch from juice, soda, and other calorie drinks to water. 245 calories each day is nearly 90,000 calories each year. Which is 25 lbs.
Water isn’t that bad, is it? Another fact is that despite their calories, drinks like soda and juice don’t trigger a feeling of fullness the way foods do.
Grazing, eating more scaled-down meals during the day rather than a few large meals, is another way to drop weight. Studies show that eating in smaller portions more often results in eating 30% fewer calories.
Furthermore, even the same number of calories eaten in smaller portions during more frequent meals can result in weight loss. You’re less likely to binge because the body releases less insulin.
Make sure your wardrobe only includes the “skinny” clothes.
If you usually do not have clothing that’s comfortable when you’re over weight, you’re more likely to be reminded to keep the weight off every time you dress. And you’re less likely to gain weight if doing so means having to purchase a whole new wardrobe.
Switch to smaller plates. It’s proven that people eat what’s in front of them. Smaller plates mean smaller portions, so put the salad plates into use as the main plate.
Similar to the idea of using smaller plates, serve your food on the plate rather than in bowls on the table. When the plate is empty the meal is over, instead of spooning another portion onto your plate.
Don’t eat white bread, sugar or white rice. Those are the foods with loads of carbohydrates which are known reasons to increased blood sugar and unwanted weight gain. Do eat whole grain breads and brown rice. Do not worry about the sugar, pretty soon you won’t miss it.
There are a lot of other tips for easy ways to lose weight. Don’t think it won’t take a little work. If weight loss were easy everyone would be slim all the time.