OK, there are no easy ways to lose weight, but there are some painless ways to make a difference over time.
Number 1: Eat more. More fruits and vegetables that is. Instead of depriving yourself, fill up on healthy fruits and vegetables, and you will automatically eat less. (Sorry, raisinets and french fries do not count).
Number 2: Drink more. Water that is. Researchers found that dieters who drank two glasses of water before meals, three times per day, lost about 5 pounds more than dieters who did not increase their water intake. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100823142929.htm
Number 3: Eat off a smaller plate. You can trick your brain into eating less by serving food on a smaller plate. Larger plates make food servings look smaller (because of the empty space), so eating off a smaller plate will give you the illusion of eating more, and you will feel full faster.
|This 8 1/2 inch plate has the same amount of food as the next 11 inch plate.|
Try these three easy changes. They will not help you lose 10 pounds in a week, but over a period of months can add up to some pretty effortless and significant weight loss.
You can find other tips on how to trick yourself into eating less at this research backed web site: http://foodpsychology.cornell.edu/toolbox/tipsheets.html