Here are 5 easy peasy but surprisingly effective ways to trick your body into losing weight …
- Do the String Trick
Tie a piece of string or cord around your waist – so when you sit down it won’t stretch to accommodate a huge blow out meal. It’s an unconscious reminder through the day that you are trying to lose weight. One woman lost 5 stone doing this!
- Eat From a Smaller Plate
Portion control means calorie control means weight loss and this is a really easy way to cut back on the amount you’re eating. So start eating your main meals off a side plate. Do that for a week and you’ll definitely see a difference. No piling up allowed though!
- Pre-Load with Soup!
In scientific studies soup has been shown to fill the stomach for longer than solid food. Sounds counter-intuitive but it’s true. So try drinking a cup of soup before your main meal, so you will feel fuller and be less inclined to over-eat.
- Photo Diary
Photograph everything you eat and drink for a week so you keep a photo diary of e very single morsel that crosses your lips – including bites off someone else’s plate! Studies have shown that recording what you consume makes you eat and drink less.
- Phone a Friend
Get yourself a weight-loss buddy who can join you on your journey. It’s tough on your own and easy to fall off the wagon – but if you have a friend who’s going through it too you can support and keep each other on the right track.