Exercise and diet are the two key pillars of good health, especially for keeping one’s weight under control. However, if you are interested in losing weight without having to exercise, you surely are seeking an easy way out. And, the good news is: that’s possible!
Research has shown numerous ways for losing weight, not just through a controlled diet combined a with long-term exercise plan, but also by simply keeping a tab on what goes into your belly. So, if you have no time or inclination to exercise, it is still possible for you to lose weight, if you watch what you eat and how you eat. Consider these tested methods:
Chew your food slowly
It is said, the brain needs time to process if you’ve eaten enough. Chewing food thoroughly, slows down your food intake and induces increased fullness. Studies have shown that fast eaters are more likely to gain weight than slow eaters.
Use small, red plates
Bigger plates make portions look small, often calling for a second helping, while smaller plates can trick your brain into thinking that you are eating more than you actually are. Also, serve unhealthy fried foods in red plates – red triggers a ‘stop’ reaction in the brain.
Eat more protein
Protein has a powerful effect on appetite, it increases feelings of fullness and decreases one’s craving for food. Adding protein to your diet has been linked to weight loss, even without exercise or conscious calorie restriction.
Out of sight is out of mind
Place unhealthy foods out of sight in kitchen cabinets. If you leave them on the counter, you would me more likely to snack in between meals. So keep candy and chips on the highest shelf, behind that jar that you never touch.