Did you overindulge on the noche buena and other gatherings amid the holidays? There’s nothing wrong with treating yourself now and then, but anything in excess can be bad for you. On the flip side, not all hope is lost. You can try these easy hacks to lose weight without feeling like you’re depriving yourself of anything:
Drink a lot of water
As per John Hopkins University, having some H20 won’t just quench your thirst, but it can help you lose a few pounds. Drinking water can help naturally suppress your appetite, which means you consume fewer calories. Water also facilitates your excretory system, so you get rid of the toxins and extra pounds faster. Try having a full glass of water before each meal so you’ll get full faster.
Eat off a blue plate
The color of the plate you’re eating off can impact the amount of food you consume. According to Self Magazine, people eat less if there is a higher contrast in colors between the plate and the food. This means that the portion of pasta you’re eating will look larger in contrast with a blue plate. Plus, the color blue is an appetite suppressant, so it might be worth investing in blue plates.
Eat less, but more frequently
Instead of eating three large meals, you should consider opting to eat smaller portions, but more frequently throughout the day. As per Cleaveland Clinic, mini-meals can satisfy the appetite, stabilize your sugar levels and provide nutrients to your body. Plus, you don’t have to go cold turkey to follow this hack, which is a total win.
Have healthy snacks on standby
When you’re hungry or bored, resist the urge to have fast food delivered by stocking up on healthy snacks at home. From mixed nuts to fruit slices, there are a lot of delicious yet nutritious options for you to choose from. The bonus is that you’ll get to save a lot of money by not opting for food delivery.
Get enough sleep
The Sleep Foundation shared that lack of sleep can increase one’s appetite and slow down one’s metabolism, and that’s why a healthy sleeping pattern is essential for weight management. You’ll feel refreshed when you get enough zzzs as well.
By trying these hacks, it’ll be easier for you to follow your balik alindog program, and you won’t feel like you’re depriving yourself of anything. Not only are they easy, but they’re convenient for your wallet, too. Why not kill two birds with one stone, right?
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