Shedding away extra pounds that you’ve gained after lounging around and watching Netflix throughout the summer break is never easy. Are trying to leave behind those flabby sweatpants and get your curvy figure back in shape? Or wait, maybe you want to avoid getting in such a situation, and find out the perfect way of enjoying a sweet and sublime vacation without having to deal with weight issues when its over! That’s probably the smartest way to go about it, because you know what they say, prevention is always better than cure.
There’s nothing to worry about for we have ample research that proves that cutting off say a 100 calories from your daily diet is extremely easy without even disappointing your taste buds. So basically, if you’re someone who hates stepping foot in the gym or doing any kind of physical exertion except getting out of the couch and seating yourself back on it, you can still shed those nasty pounds. Even if you begin as small as loosing 100 calories each day, you can still shed off 10 pounds, or maybe even more each year. An ocean is created drop by drop, well there you go, the journey to weight loss is simple and all it requires is dedication.
All you need on your journey are these amazing and scientifically tested calories shedding tricks that you make your diet more wholesome and your body healthier, shapely and fit. Are you ready to get started? Here we go!
1. Manipulate the lights to manipulate the calories!
Now this may come as a bit of surprise to most of you, but the effects of lighting have a great deal to do with your calorie intake. You know how as children we were always so afraid of the dark, well, after you read this one out, you’d always want to have all your meals in the dark.
Cornell University conducted a study recently, and it revealed some awe-inspiring facts that unveil some amazing secrets to help you not only eat less, but enjoy your meal to the core and feel more wholesome. And that simple trick is, dimming down the lights to create a soft, warm glow. The researchers proved that participants who ate their meal under a subtle and warm light took around 175 calories less than those participants that dined in very bright lighting. Moreover, the people who ate under the soft and mood glow consumed 18% less amount of food placed on their plates. They also revealed to have had a much “more enjoyable” and wholesome meal as compared to when the room was brightly lit.
Scientific evidence proves that bright and fluorescent lighting serves as a trigger for hunger, particularly the need to consume more and more food. For instance, the harshly bright and loud lighting that is so common of fast food places serves as a psychological stimulant that triggers a hurry to get your meal, hurriedly consume and get yourself another one. On the other hand, when you are in a romantic candle lit setting where the mood of the lighting is soft, you feel more stimulated to make conversation and feel lighter, rather than wanting to dig into your plate right away. Unless you’re starving of course.
So, you know what to do, just dim the lighting and enjoy a more wholesome meal with your family as you savor each bite as you chew.
2. Put away your stylish curvy wine glasses!
Another surprise here ladies, and this one might hurt a little bit. You know how we just love enjoying cold and crisp red wine in one those swanky and curvy glasses as our fingers curl around their stylish shape. Let’s admit it, we all like a glass of wine when we’re all dressed up and waiting for our date to pick us. And most definitely when we’re tired after an exhausting day at work and we just want to curl up in the couch and eat take-out pizza.
Now here’s a hard truth, scientific research has proven that curvy drinking glasses make a great contribution to the flabby flesh that tends to accumulate on your things and that spare tire like layer in the middle of your tummy. Let me throw some facts at you if I sound unbelievable. A recent study conduction in Britain has revealed that individuals who have a habit of drinking from curvy glasses consume 60% more alcohol, sweet juices, sodas and other beverages as compared to those who drink from straight glasses.
Scientific evidence concludes that when one is drinking from a curvy glass, one tends to drink faster since it’s difficult to know when you’ve drunk half of your drink. That makes you reach for another drink soon after, and before you know it, that’s gone too.
Healthy and balanced eating has a lot to do with spacing out your sips, and feeling content with the amount you drink. The trick is to make your drinks in straight glasses, and that alone can help you cut down around 67 calories per meal.
And if you want to really speed up the calorie burning, replace alcohol and sweet sodas with orange juice, green tea and other fresh no-sugar juices.