Losing weight is a difficult task, sometimes even impossible. And yet, several studies have shown that we can lose weight just by changing a few little habits, and without even thinking about it. Boredmojo invites you to try these 15 infallible tips that will allow you to lose weight without you realizing it.
1. Take a deep breath
Apparently, breathing deeply and intensely lowers cortisol levels in the body. Cortisol is a hormone that has a lot to do with weight gain and stress. What’s more, by breathing this way, you increase the amount of oxygen entering your body, and you speed up your metabolism. If you exhale faster than usual, you eliminate more carbon dioxide, and you force your cells to spend more energy.
2. Eat vegetables for breakfast
3. Stand up straight
When you work, or when you eat, or when you go to the movies, stand up straight: this is a great way to lose weight fast. This habit also lowers cortisol in your body and uses more energy than you can imagine.
4. Spicy eats
Hot foods contain capsaicin, which helps you burn calories quickly. In addition, this substance helps you shed body fat, as it motivates the destruction of immature fat cells. On the other hand, consuming hot food increases metabolism by 20% for at least 30 minutes, during which time the body will burn fat absolutely on its own.
5. Remove fat from meals with paper
If you can’t do without eating fried, oil-soaked foods, at least cut calories by soaking up the excess fat with a paper towel. This will allow you to continue to eat your favorite meals, but with a lot less calories.
6. Eat in front of a mirror
Obviously, if you watch yourself eating, you eat less, it’s proven. Keep a mirror in front of you as you eat your meals, so you can be aware of every bite you put in your mouth, and to avoid eating more.
7. Climb the stairs
Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Research from the University of Mexico reported that if you climb two floors each day, you can lose up to three pounds per year. And if you increase the effort to six stages, you will lose eight kilos, and this, almost without providing any effort!
8. Do strength sports
9. Drink two glasses of water before eating
12. Eat from smaller plates
A full dish is a sure-fire trick to trick your brain, because it’ll think you’ve eaten enough, and send out the full signal long before. It doesn’t matter if you only have vegetables on your meal, this habit will help your brain feel like it’s full faster.