Most of us want to be slim and fit, but the numerous diets we’ve tried are torturous, and their effect disappears very quickly after we go back to our usual diet. Besides, with the rhythm of our life and all our work, studies, and multiple chores, we can hardly think about exercise.
But don’t fall into despair! Bright Side did some research and found tips that will help you to shed some pounds with no effort, no diets, and no exercises. Read and remember.
1. Don’t forget to drink.
You know that water is life, and you drink it at times. But you have probably never thought how helpful it can be for your metabolism if you drink it at the right time. It’s best for you to drink 1-2 glasses of water 30 minutes before every meal. In this way, your metabolic processes will have a fresh start, and your stomach will be partly filled, helping you to eat less. This hydration regime will also lessen your sweet tooth and prevent you from raiding the fridge.
2. Pay attention to your food.
Make eating a small ritual. It really won’t take much of your time. Sit down at the table, don’t rush, don’t try to multitask, don’t think about problems, don’t watch TV, and don’t talk on the phone. It’s only you and your food. Be mindful of what you eat and how you do it. This will help you to taste your food more clearly and eat much less. Eat as slowly as you can.
3. Use a smaller plate and chopsticks.
To avoid thinking too much about the size of your portion, take a smaller plate, and eat only the amount of food that it can hold. When using chopsticks, you eat more slowly, and this will help you to feel full with a smaller amount of food. If you have any problems with chopsticks, just use a small spoon or your nondominant hand.
4. Sleep more.
We are not joking. Now you have the perfect excuse to stay in bed for longer since it’s part of your diet. If you sleep, you don’t eat. Besides, a good night’s sleep has a great impact on good metabolism and the right hormone levels that help you stay fit. And you’re not really doing nothing while sleeping because your body is burning between 50 and 100 calories per hour.
5. Sleep in the cold.
All you have to do here is turn down your thermostat or open the window. Research from the National Institutes of Health says that sleeping with a temperature of 19°C (66°F) helps your body get rid of calories as it burns fat to maintain its temperature.
6. Add some fat burners.
You don’t have to give up on your usual food. Just diversify your menu with salmon, eggs, nuts, olive oil, hot peppers, and green tea. They will help to boost your metabolism and burn fat more efficiently. And even the scents of citrus or peppermint can reduce your appetite, so don’t neglect them.