Losing weight isn’t easy if it were we’d all be a size zero! If you are trying to shed some pounds, why not make it a little easier on yourself? A small change here and there can really show in you weight loss results.
A current trend at the moment is for all singing and dancing fitness trackers. Unlike the pedometers of old, you can use them to track the type of exercise you are doing, your sleep, your water intake and how many calories you have had. For the digital ones, you will need to download the relevant app to your mobile or smart device. The Fitbit is a good option as it’s made of rubber, perfect when exercising as it doesn’t rub or absorb sweat. It also has a simple light up display, which tells you how far along you are towards meeting your daily activity goal. When you do reach your goal, it vibrates and flashes, and it’s a great way of positively reinforcing your achievement.
A more low-tech option is the mojo fit bracelet which you can use to track calories and water consumption. Just swivel the beads up and down the bracelet to keep track and help you prevent cheating yourself.
For effective weight loss, it is important that your digestive system is at full health. Lactobacillus can help with this.
This probiotic naturally produces Bacteriocin, which slows the development of harmful bacteria in your digestive system. This promotes good digestive health.
Fat binders are another option to consider for your weightloss journey. Fat binders attach to that fat that you consume, making it more difficult for the body to absorb. While you can lose up to two times what you would loose with your own efforts, there can be some unpleasant side effects. I won’t go into too much detail about here, but suffice it to say, you’re going to need to be near a restroom for quite a lot of the time.
Another popular way of making weight loss easier is through hypnosis. Hypnosis works by putting you into a trance like state. During this state your subconscious is more suggestible, so you can introduce ideas about eating. This can include stopping when you’re full, not eating junk food and even the idea that you have a gastric band! All of these techniques can help you lose weight as you will consume less bad food and fewer calories altogether. There are many books available on the subject of hypnotism and weight loss. Try Paul Mckenna’s I Can Make You Thin. Along with the hypnosis CD, that you listen to once a day, he also includes others tips to put you off the bad foods you crave and to get you up and exercising.
Eat From A Smaller Plate
It’s a simple trick, but eating from a smaller plate can really help your control your portions sizes and so lose weight. As the saying goes we ‘first east with our eyes and then with our mouth’. Being presented with a large plate of food can cause some issues for dieters. While it’s easy to say that you will stop when you’re full, it may not be, once you are eating all that food that your enjoy. Having a limited plate size can end this problem before it occurs. Remember too that after a while, your stomach will shrink down to its normal size, that of an orange. Meaning you will not get those hunger pangs, even though you are eating less.
A similar way of making losing weight easier is to use a diet plate. This is a plate that is decorated to show the correct portion sizes for each type of food. You can quickly and easily see how much carbohydrates, protein and veg you should be eating at each meal, making weight loss a doddle.
Eat A Cube Of Cheese Before Your Meal
I know you are probably trying to avoid snacking, but why not give eating a small cube of full-fat cheese before your meal, a go? The concept behind this is that it takes 20 mins for the brain to recognize the full feelings from the stomach. By eating something high in fat before your main meal, you speed this process up. By the time you are eating your food, your brain is already receiving full messages from your stomach, meaning your will eat less.