We already know that eating healthy, drinking water, and hitting the gym regularly will help you lose a pound or two.
Well, how about even MORE tips and tricks that can help speed it up your weight loss?
Some of these tricks may even seem too good to be true, but give them a chance!
1. Pack your lunch!
Studies have proven that women who go out to lunch once a week, weigh approximately 5 pounds more than those who prep and pack their meals.
When you pack your lunch you know exactly how many calories you will consume.
Also, you won’t be tempted to make a bad decision based on a rough morning.
2. Keep a food journal.
Write down everything that goes into your mouth, including gum and mints.
- Research has showed that woman who log what they eat weighed 6 pounds less than those who do not use a log.
- You are more accountable if you have to write and read what you are eating.
3. Eat chocolate.
Say what?! YES: I said it. Eat chocolate.
- Studies have shown that those who ate chocolate on a regular basis are slimmer than those who ate it occasionally.
- Maybe because if we limit ourselves, we are more likely to overindulge and binge!
So go grab a small a piece, and enjoy!
4. Sniff before you nibble.
Studies have shown that strong aromas cause people to take smaller bites of food.
When you take smaller bites, you end up eating less.
So always take a whiff before you eat.
5. Water, water everywhere!
Not just drinking your water, but holding your cold water bottle while you work out.
Cooler hands will help you work out longer, thus, lose weight faster.
6. Don’t skip rest days!
Rest days are very important, not just physically, but to give your muscles a break and grow.
This break also helps mental motivation, and it alleviates exercise burnouts.
7. Cut out the creamer.
It has been proven that cutting 10 calories, the equivalent to 1 teaspoon of creamer, out of your diet daily, you can lose 1 pound each year!
8. Are you a coffee *bean* lover?
Not drinking it, but actually snacking on unroasted coffee beans can help you shed those pounds.
The bean slows down the absorption of fat and glucose in your stomach.
Use these tips, share them with friends, and happy healthy living!