10 Ways to Lose Weight Without Dieting
My Bariatric Life | July 26, 2013
Hate dieting? Here are 10 ways to lose the pounds without stressing about a structured diet.
Get some sleep
Studies have found that people who get too little sleep tend to overeat, as well as make poor food choices. One study found that the sleep deprived can eat as much as 500 additional calories per day.
Use smaller plates
The average American dinner plate has increased in size by 25%since the early 1900’s. The plates of the 1960s were about 9 inches in diameter, the plates of the 1980s about 10 inches, and by 2000 had grown to eleven inches. Studies have shown that using a smaller plate for your meals reduces the amount of food (calories) eaten.
If you want to elevate your mood and slim down at the same time, a dietary adjustment might be in order. Certain foods can help stimulate dopamine production in your brain which can help elevate mood and promote weight loss.
Drink more water
When the body has the proper of amount of water and is functioning at optimum degree, there is an alleviation of water retention, fat becomes fuel because the liver can metabolize it, thirst is normal, and hunger is reduced.
Eat these four foods
You cannot eliminate feeling hungry altogether, but you can make it manageable. Foods such as pickles, water/broth, green vegetables, and protein shakes are a few foods you can eat that will help you to feel full.
Read, “Appetite Control Foods”
Take these visual cues
There are a few easy visual tricks to fool the eye into eating less. These include: eat off blue plates, eat at the table, keep serving dishes off the table (and out of sight), keep fruit in plain sight, turn off the TV, fill your plate with veggies, and shop the perimeter of the grocery store.
Eat super foods
Here are my picks for 10 super foods that delivery maximum nutrition per calorie and help you lose weight and keep it off: Almond milk, wild-caught seafood, farm-fresh eggs, whey protein, organic Greek yogurt, nut flours, black beans, organic coffee, raw honey, and water (of course)!
Keep your cool
A University of Utah study has shown that basal metabolic rate - the burning of calories without expending energy -increases a bit in colder temperatures. In other words, our bodies must work harder to stay warm. Should we begin to shiver, the work done by the body increases again.
Get fit at your desk
We all lead busy lives – and exercise often seems to fall to the bottom of our to-do lists! In fact, the most common excuse for not exercising is “I don’t have time.” Well, there are 8 exercises that you can sneak-in without adding more time to your busy schedule. So, take 10-minutes and get fit at your desk!
Take amino acids
Amino acids can aid weight loss by maintaining muscle mass while fat is being lost. Getting enough of essential amino acids will help to address over-eating. Supplements can be used, but it is important to determine current levels of amino acids in the body. Consultation with a physician is recommended so that a specialized program can be mapped to fit individual needs.