Hey guys! So a lot of people will try and
tell you how to lose weight. They’ll tell you, lift weights, eat solid amount of macro
nutrients, blah, blah, blah, all of that is good and is important but today I wanted to
share some fun tips n tricks that could help you on your weight loss journey. One: drink
water before your meal to fill up. Try to drink a glass before every single meal plus
it will help with digestion, your skin, everything. Just drink a lot of water. Eat a salad before your big meal. This will
fill you up on low calorie, greens and vegetables and keep you from eating too much afterwards.
When you go out to eat, leave something on your plate. Portions are bigger than we need
generally when we go out to eat and I really struggle with this because when I go out there
are never leftovers but I’m working on it this year. I don’t need to finish everything
that’s on my plate. One fun and odd trick that I use is to pour my water or beverage
on to my plate once I know I really want to stop eating it. Because if it’s sitting there
even if I’m full, I’m not hungry but it’s staring me down I’m going to keep noshing.
So just pour your beverage on top and the temptation will be gone. A little bit weird. Brush your teeth right after dinner. Once
you’re done eating, brush them so that you don’t feel tempted to go back to the pantry
later on. Never shop at the grocery store when you’re hungry. We have been there, we’re
grabbing this and everything looks good especially those less healthy options. You will probably
end up with more in your cart than you need. So go to the grocery store when you’re full.
Sit at the ends of a table at a social gathering. The bread and chips and appetizers are usually
placed in the center of the table and if I’m in the middle, I’m pretty much the only one
eating them. If you are in the ends of the table it will be a little more work for you
to get those foods in the middle. Take progress photos. Not just at the beginning
and at the end of your journey but throughout the journey. I know progress photos are really
sucky especially when you’re not where you want to be, but they are so important because
as you progress you look back and see where you were and you’ll really appreciate how
far you’ve come. Keep moving throughout the day. If you’re someone who works at a desk
all day or a computer, set your alarm on your phone to go off every 60 minutes to remind
you to get up and stretch and move around. Force yourself to get up. Take a walk across
the office, get some water, go downstairs, whatever. Just get moving. And a final tip that I haven’t actually tried
but I recently read about is to smell peppermint. A recent study that I was reading about said
that you can smell peppermint and some fruits and it will actually decrease your hunger.
Does it work? Who can know? If you try it out, comment below and let me know. Those
are my tips. If you have any other fun weight loss tips and tricks please feel free to leave
them in the comments below. There is more coming at you every single day this month.
These tips and tricks are of course available for you in a PDF download in the description
box below. And tomorrow is your second Workout Wednesday so you do not want to miss it. Come
ready. Let’s Kickstart to a healthier you and remember it’s all a matter of Mind Over