For everyone adopting a New Year’s resolution of losing weight, here’s a roundup of 10 easy ways to lose weight…
1. Chew Gum Before Eating An Afternoon Snack
This will help you to feel more full as well as reduce your hunger and food cravings.
But be careful not to chew too much sugar-free gum because large amounts of sorbitol, a common sweetener, can cause chronic diarrhea.
2. Add Oatmeal To Your Diet
Oatmeal is supposed to lower your risk of weight gain as well as reduce your cholesterol.
3. Find Easy Calorie-Burning Alternatives To Sitting
If you don’t have time to go to the gym, you can make small changes to your lifestyle to trim your waistline.
When you sit for long periods, your fat-burning enzymes can shut down.
So to get your metabolism going again and burn twice the calories, you can stand (instead of sitting) while reading, watching TV, talking on the phone, or using your computer.
4. Eat Chile Peppers
According to an earlier study, eating hot peppers will boost your metabolism for a little while and cause you to burn extra calories.
The effect is temporary, though.
5. Move The Candy Dish Off Your Desk At Work
Studies have shown that secretaries will eat a lot less candy if they have to walk to a candy dish that is 5 or 10 feet away from their desk.
Of course, this works for everyone, so move that candy dish to a galaxy far, far away.
6. Walk With A Pedometer
Even if you don’t go on a diet, you could lose up to 5 pounds a year just by walking about 2,000 steps a day.
If you walk for 30 minutes a day, you may also notice blood pressure and cholesterol benefits.
7. Substitute Mushrooms For Meat
Scientists have found that we eat more calories when we eat meat.
So if you exchange your 4-ounce hamburger for a 4-ounce Portabella mushroom each time you would typically eat the burger, you may lose up to 5 pounds in one year.
8. Split Your Exercise Session With A Rest Period
Japanese researchers found that people who took a rest period instead of exercising in one longer session burned more fat.
In their study, the greatest amount of fat breakdown occurred with two 30-minute exercise sessions that had a 20-minute rest period in between and a 60-minute recovery period following the second session.
9 & 10. Eat Slowly And Eat Appropriate Portion Sizes Instead Of Eating Until Full
Researchers have concluded that these two small changes alone will reduce your risk of being overweight by about three times.
So even if you haven’t started a full-blown diet and exercise program, these are ten simple and easy ways to lose weight.