So you’ve heard everything from environment, to mental stress, to biology having an influence on weight and the size of your pants.
And that’s true – there are a number of factors that can contribute to weight loss. By that logic, there are a number of ways you can influence weight loss, including ways you probably would never think of. Thankfully, some forward-thinking minds are their weight loss tricks you’ve never tried before.
Dim The Lights Before Eating
Having trouble with meal portion sizes?
Try dimming the lights and put on some soft music. No, it’s not date night; according to a study published in Psychological Reports, soft lighting and music leads to less eating, and more enjoyment of food. Now that’s a win-win.
Reorganize Your Plate
Your meals are probably always organized based on the protein or meat – aka, the star of the plate.
It’s time to change the way you think. “Place flavorful vegetables front and center on lunch and dinner plates, accompanied by sides of protein and whole grains,” says dietitian and author of A Small Guide to Losing Big Cheryl Forberg.
By simply rearranging your plate, you’ll automatically consume fewer calories and take in more beneficial vitamins and nutrients.
Do Your Grocery Shopping Online
“One of the easiest ways to ensure your pantry is stocked with healthy foods is to shop online,” says celebrity chef and clean eating expert Amie Valpone.
“I was always skeptical of ordering food from a website for my organic necessities, until I found sites like frontiercoop.com, abesmarket.com, thrivemarket.com and vitacost.com. I can order everything from gluten-free oats and organic mustard to raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar and have them delivered to my door without rummaging through ten health-food stores. It has changed my life and has allowed me to use that saved time for taking care of myself.”
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