When you set out to lose weight, most people will tell you to eat right and exercise. But what else can you do to lose weight? Here are some unusual and fun ways to start losing weight.
Cut Your Stress You will Eat Less
Many people don’t realize how much stress can affect their weight. Chronic stress releases higher levels of cortisol into your body, making you more hungry. If you’re stressed, you’re more likely going to search for something to relieve that stress, including comfort food that isn’t good for you. If you cut down your stress levels, you will be more likely to eat well.
Throw away “fat clothes”
If you want a drastic way to tell yourself that you mean business, go through your wardrobe and take out all the clothes you hope to never wear again. Keep a few essentials so you have something to wear as you are losing weight, but take all of your “fat clothes” and remove them from your environment. If you don’t have the heart to throw away the clothes, let a friend store them or give them away to charity.
Write the Weight Off
Journal about your weight loss journey. This can be a great way for you to track your progress and get into the reasons you are overweight in the first place, as well as the reasons you want to get thinner. Make sure to keep it positive overall; don’t let yourself whine and complain every day about it.
Chomp that Weight off
Eat facing a mirror and ask yourself this important question: are you eating too quickly? A lot of people who are watching their weight don’t realize that they are eating too fast. When you eat, make sure to chew your food about 20 times before swallowing. By allowing yourself to taste and savor your food instead of wolfing it down, you will start to feel fuller more quickly and find that you don’t need as much food as you thought you did.
Break Fast to Lose
Make sure you eat breakfast that is high in fiber and drink lots of water. Breakfast sets the tone for the entire day. To start off, have a great deal of fiber in your breakfast. Fiber helps you stay fuller for a longer period of time, so you can avoid random junk food snacking. Fiber can cause stools to be bulky, however; make sure you drink adequate amounts of water to “keep things moving.” Water can also make you feel fuller, so it helps you in more than one way.
I’ll take a saucer!!
Use smaller plates. It’s really easy to pile a lot of food onto a big plate. When there isn’t so much space, you have to make serious choices about what stays and what just won’t fit. Smaller plates ensure that there just isn’t enough for junk, and you will have smaller portions that are better for your weight loss plans.
Work it! Let me work it!
Find three physical activities you enjoy, and do them. It is well known that exercise is a vital part of losing weight, but for many people, going out to the gym every day isn’t a fun idea. However, exercise encompasses many more activities than just running or lifting weight. If you like to dance, do that. If you enjoy skating, do that. Experiment and find things that work for you.
Everything you learn about losing weight is helpful; hopefully the tips in this article are worth trying and can help you lose the weight you want to lose.