If you are trying to lose weight, here are some useful tips to help you in your weight lose process
1. After breakfast, stick to water. For breakfast, go ahead and drink orange juice, but for the rest of the day, focus on water and skip juice and soda.
2. Eat three fewer bites of your meal. One less treat a day, or one less orange juice. Doing any of these can save you about 100 calories a day.
3. Watch one less hour of tv. Study found that the more people watch tv, the more often they eat and the more they eat overall.
4. Wash something thoroughly once a week. Whether it’s the floor, windows in your house, or your car, a 150-pound person will burn about 4 calories for every minute spend cleaning. Scrub for 30 minutes and you could work off about 120 calories.
5. Wait until your stomach rumbles before you reach for food. Sometimes we eat out of boredom, nervousness, frustration or habit. If you are hankering for a specific food, it’s most likely a craving, not hunger. Find other ways to relieve your boredom and tame stress.
6. Sniff a banana, apple or peppermint when you feel hungry. Studies have found that the more frequently people sniffed, the less hungry they were and the more weight they lost. One theory is that sniffing tricks the brain into believing you are actually eating it.
7. Eat in front of the mirror. One study found that eating in front of the mirror slashed the amount people ate by nearly one-third.
8. Spend 10 minutes a day walking up and down the stairs. The Center for Disease Control says that’s all it takes to help you lose as much as 10 pounds a year. (assuming you don’t start eating more).
9. you will lose weight and fat if you walk 45 minutes a day. While walking 30 minutes a day is enough to prevent weight gain, exercise beyond 30 minutes result in weight and fat loss. 45 minutes daily walk will help you lose 30 pounds in a year.
10. Walk before dinner and you will cut calories AND your appetite. In a study of 10 obese women conducted at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, 20 minutes of walking reduced appetite and increased sensations of fullness as effectively as a light meal.
11. Brush your teeth after every meal, especially dinner. That clean, minty freshness will serve as a cue to your brain and body that mealtime is over.
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