Written By Ugochi Obiajunwa
Losing weight can be an uphill journey and not everyone is motivated enough to sweat it out at the gym every day. Fortunately, there are many other things you can do to lose those extra pounds. These tips and tricks may not be legit and definitely border on weird but might just work. Here are the weird ways to lose weight if you’re game for it:
- Turning Off The Lights
Scientists at Ohio State University conducted an experiment on mice and found that mice that slept in darkness were far less prone to obesity than other mice snoozing in dim illumination or bright light. So make sure your room is as dark as possible when you sleep.
- Chewing Food But Not Eating
Have you ever considered that taste and hunger are two different things and you don’t really have to fill your stomach to satisfy your taste buds? Just chew on whatever you want but just spit the food out without swallowing.
- Having Food In Front Of A Mirror
This sounds like a crazy idea but try giving it a shot. Just keep a mirror on the table and watch yourself eating. The idea is to make yourself conscious about the quantity of food you consume and how you are eating so that you eat less food.
- Eating Slowly
Eat like the French. Most French people love to take their time with the food they are eating. Eating slowly will help you feel fuller and stay full longer. It will also cut down the quantity of food you’re eating. Use your meal time to spend some quality time with your loved ones.
- Eating Off Of Small Plates
This is an easy trick which works for most people. You don’t realize this but when you serve yourself food on a plate, the quantity of food is usually in proportion to the size of the plate. When you use plates that are smaller, you invariably serve smaller portions, thereby cutting your food intake.
- Sleeping Well
It is assumed that sleeping will make them fat, the reality is that lack of sleep is what contributes to weight gain. Get in sync with your circadian rhythm and stop being a night owl. Hit the pause button on your favorite series and go to bed on time. Your body will thank you for it.
- Cooking With Turmeric
A study from Tufts University in Boston discovered that rats that were fed a diet high in fat with small amounts of “curcumin” could gain less body fat and extra weight than other rats given meals that are similar but do not contain curcumin. This easy hack can help fast track your weight loss.