‘Just eat less and exercise more’ – how many times have you heard people say that this is the key to weight loss? The problem is you might try to do this for a number of days (or even weeks) yet it does not seem to make a difference on the scales. This week I want to share with you some more ‘obscure’ weight loss tips that you should try…you never know, these could be the key to your success.
- Eat your dinner on a black or dark coloured plate. According to the principles of Feng Shui, the color of the plate subconsciously diminishes your appetite – so the darker the plate, the less hungry you feel. Dinner meals should be served on dark plates while lunch and breakfast meals on bright colors (to keep energy levels high).
- It turns out that slicing up food into smaller portions tricks the brain into thinking the serving size is larger, which may help you eat less. Researchers found that when a meal is sliced into small pieces, most people eat 25 per cent less food.
- Using your dominant hand to eat and drink is a behaviour you rarely think about. It’s an automatic pattern ingrained into our brain, which makes it easier to overeat without realizing it. However, if you are right handed, put your fork or spoon in your left hand for a change. This simple swap will shift you out of mindless eating and it will take longer for you to eat the meal (helping you to register fullness much quicker). Better still, forget the cutlery and try chopsticks occasionally.
- Put away the phone / Ipad, turn off the TV and focus on the meal in front of you. It has been proven that eating while distracted blocks the feeling of fulfillment because your brain is focused on something else — making it harder to recall the amount of food consumed, prompting you to eat more.
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