WEB DESK: To lose weight, the endless diets, gym is not all you need. Sometimes stepping away from a few things and avoiding a little will go a long way. According to Reader’s Digest, here is one second diets that will help a lot.
Open a pack of gum
When adults chewed gum for a total of one hour in the morning, they felt significantly less hungry and ate 67 fewer calories at lunch. That number may seem small, but it makes a difference if you chew gum regularly.
Grab a bigger glass
Of water, that is. Staying hydrated can curb your hunger, especially since many people think they’re hungry when they’re actually thirsty. Next time you think you want a snack, drink a glass of water and wait 30 minutes to see if you were actually hungry
Step away from the salt shaker
Excess salt in your diet increases water retention and can make you feel bloated. Think twice before seasoning with more salt. That change in water weight means a fast change on the scale.
Next time you add jalapenos to your meal, you could burn extra calories while you burn your tongue. Hot peppers can also curb your appetite, so you’re less likely to overeat during a spicy meal.
Eat on a small plate
Ditch your large plates for smaller ones. Researchers at Cornell University gave one group of people large bowls for cereal and another group smaller bowls. Those with large bowls ate 16 percent more, even though they thought they were eating less than the people with small bowls.