Not everyone is always feeling motivated to spend lots of time dieting and exercising, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t want to lose weight. You’re in luck! There are some techniques you can use that allow you to embrace your lazy side, while still contributing to weight loss.
Try these 15 methods:
#1. Smell fruit: forget having to eat it, if you just take time to smell fresh produce, then you are more likely to make healthier choices and lose weight. Smelling the fresh fruit on a regular basis will help you choose better options, desserts, especially. Try keeping a big bowl with lots of fresh fruit around at all times.
#2. Nightly wine: you’re probably thinking this is a joke, right? Well, it isn’t! Drinking one glass of red wine before you hit the sack can help your body change fat into a type that is easier to burn, meaning you’ll be able to shed your pounds more easily.
#3. Keep laughing: your metabolism actually works faster when you laugh, which leads to you burning more calories during your funny session. Put on your favorite funny videos or stand-up specials and have some fun.
#4. Switch to black coffee: coffee can help you jump start your day and even speed up your body’s processes. But when you drink it with milk and sugar, you’re consuming unnecessary fat and sugar. Stick to black for a quick path to extra weight loss.
#5. Imagine eating candy: don’t actually eat it, though! When you just think about what it would feel like to indulge in your favorite sweets, such as candy, studies find that you will actually consume less in real life. Daydream away!
#6. Pick jeans: it’s easy to hide your body reality in loose, comfortable, and baggy clothes. When you choose to wear some nice, form-fitting jeans, you will be forced to pay attention with what’s actually going on with your body. It may motivate you to work on dropping a few pounds, if your jeans aren’t fitting well.
#7. Spoon of peanut butter: eating a quick spoonful of peanut butter before going to an event where you may be likely to overindulge can make a big difference in what you choose to eat. Eating peanut butter will fill you up and making you think twice before overeating later on.
#8. Walk it out: there’s no need to always engage in long and intense workouts. Even getting out for a 20-minute walk after dinner can help boost your weight loss and keep extra fat from just sitting on your body.
#9. Give in to green tea: you’ve probably heard it many times before, but green tea can greatly help in weight loss efforts. Just by adding one cup a day to your diet, you will be on your way to more success.
#10. Burpees: if you really want to maximize your body weight workouts, throw some burpees into the mix. They may feel super difficult, but your effort will pay off in the end.
#11. Use water: force yourself to drink a whole glass of water before every meal. This will help your body have an easier time of recognizing when it’s truly full, and you will be able to stop eating at the appropriate time.
#12. Table time: try to break the common bad habit of eating in front of the television or computer. Give yourself a treat and make your mealtimes important by eating at your actual table. It will help you practice mindfulness while you eat.
#13. Early dinner: the later you eat, the more likely that food is to be converted into fat that sticks to your body because the proper time for digestion before sleeping wasn’t allowed. Try to eat your bigger meals earlier in the day, and keep your dinner light and early.
#14. Downsize your plate: one of the easiest tricks to do is start eating from smaller bowls and plates. Just having the opportunity to fill a large plate or bowl will make you more likely to do it. #15. Use pepper and herbs: whenever possible, add fresh black pepper and herbs to your food. They both work in different to help you move towards losing weight.
Try adding these simple methods to your daily routine and watch the pounds slip away.