Try These 5 Weird Weight Loss Strategies Today
Fad diets come and go, and really – you’re better off without them. But there are some weird strategies that are completely healthy and that really do work. These strategies aren’t fads, and they don’t require you to consume weird foods or to change up your routine in unforeseen ways. They’re just little tweaks that can make all the difference in your weight loss routine because of their creativity. If anything, you can think of them as weight loss “hacks” that will help you in your weight loss efforts.
- Spice things up. One of the biggest complaints people have about dieting is the fact that the food is just so… bland. But spices don’t add additional calories to food, and you can add them to everything from air popped popcorn to fresh chicken and fish to steamed veggies without altering their calorie count.
- Have a sweet while cooking. If you’re one of those chefs who can’t help but sample everything in the kitchen while you’re preparing your food, then sucking on a hard candy will help keep your mouth occupied while you’re cooking dinner. It’s an easy way to keep extra calories at bay.
- Buy smaller plates. Smaller plates automatically signal you to craft smaller serving sizes, allowing you to get a handle on portion control. It’s a simple solution to one of people’s biggest weight loss problems.
- Keep a photo diary of your food. Most of us have a tendency to get lazy with diet logs, but it’s easy to visually keep track of everything that we eat. Once you start doing this, you can more accurately assess just how much you’re eating.
- Use the power of scent. Peppermint has been shown to reduce food cravings and calorie intake while vanilla has been shown to reduce people’s cravings for dessert after a meal. Perhaps it might be time to bust out some scented candles and keep them around the house.
While it’s true that there’s no one “trick” that can help you lose weight, actively thinking about weight loss – and doing even small things to promote weight loss – can help to make it a part of your daily life.