Add Chocolate To Your Breakfast
Don't get us wrong when we say this. But, giving into your cravings might actually control them. Yes, you hard us! But, that does not mean that you can eat an entire chocolate upon waking, but you can, of course, eat a few chocolate pieces, or sip on a chocolate protein smoothie. Better still, make your own homemade chocolate almond protein bar. Having a little taste of something sweet (what you always like) in a healthy way will keep you satisfied.
Avoid Eating Alone
It is a fact that when we eat alone, we mostly end up eating up more than we normally would, almost two to three times. Eating with friends or family, or with strangers will make you less binge on those exotic dishes. In other words, you become little conscious, therefore, less likely to overeat or avoid eating foods you normally wouldn't.
Go For Big Chunks
While making your salad or soup, make sure you cut your veggies into big chunks. First, it takes less time to prepare, and second, it may help you drop a few kilograms. Eating big pieces of veggies makes you chew more, meaning more effort to eat. Therefore, this will eventually slow down your eating speed and will also make you feel more satisfied. You can also take the reverse approach - cut down your food into tiny bites, this will trick your brain into thinking that you have a plate full of meal and you're consuming food more than you actually are.
This may sound a little silly, but this actually works. Smelling vanilla may actually help satiate our cravings for desserts. The sweet scent of vanilla provides a calming effect to our brain, which helps curb our appetite. The sweet smell of vanilla helps pacify our need to eat something sweet. There is also a reverse theory that if we smell something revolting, our appetite usually goes down.
Turn The Lights Up When You Eat
Have you noticed that when you dine out in a restaurant, the lights are usually dim? This is because they set your mood and you order more food. Dimming the lights usually increases our eating time, as we feel more relaxed and calm. This increases our satisfaction and decreases how much food we eat.
Hang A Mirror In Front Of Your Dining Table
As per an international study, it is believed that eating food in front a mirror will slash down the amount of food by nearly one-third we consume. Looking ourselves in the mirror while eating reflects back some of our own hidden goals that reminds us of why we want to lose weight in the first place.
Eat In Blue Plate
Mostly all the fast-food restaurants are decorated in red. Apparently, red is the colour that is known to increase your appetite. On the contrary, blue is the colour that functions as an appetite suppressant. Studies say that people eat less when they are eating on blue-coloured cutlery; this is because the bluish light colour of your plate will make food look less appealing. Remember to avoid colours like red, yellow and orange; studies find they encourage eating.
Tie Ribbons Before You Step Out For Dinner
As per a famous fitness expert, before going out to eat at a restaurant wear a ribbon around your waist or underneath your dress. This will keep you conscious of your tummy, so if the ribbon starts to feel tighter, it's a signal that you maybe over eating.
Opt For Footie Tours
Planning a holiday this summer? Make sure to add more of footie tours in your itinerary than those leisure ones. Think of historic walking tours or find an exotic nature path with a killer view. Experts say that walking is easy on the joints, moreover, it burns a good amount of fat and is an ideal way to soak in some new sites and sounds.