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Wacky Weight Loss Tricks

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Are you having difficulty sticking to your diet? Read on to discover 10 wacky weight loss tricks that even the experts admit work — they’ll help you shed pounds and keep them off for good.

Some of them may seem unrealistic or far-fetched, but they’ve stood the test of time!

Here are some of the best ones:

  1. The toothpaste diet - Brush your teeth and that minty fresh flavor will signal to your brain that you’re done eating. Plus, food won’t taste good right after you’ve brushed. So, brush away! Your dentist will be happy too.
  2. Gross yourself out - It really works when you gross yourself out to avoid eating too much at meals. Try sinking the handles of your silverware into your food to help prevent you from picking up that fork.
  3. Cleaning your cupboards- Clean junk foods from your cabinets, pantry and refrigerator to avoid temptation.
  4. Eat cake - Don’t give up what you love, just find recipes with lower-calorie substitutes. It’s better to satisfy your craving with a healthier, lower calorie version than denying yourself and hence overeating to fill the void.
  5. Try on a pair of skinny jeans - Don your favorite pair of too-skinny skinny jeans and it will be a constant reminder to watch how much you eat.
  6. Tell a joke - Laughing is great for your heart … and your abs. When you laugh, your abs contract, which gives them a mini-workout. Laughing also increases blood circulation by more than 20% and keeps arteries from hardening.
  7. Fidget to lose weight - Studies have shown that people who fidget burn an extra 350 calories per day, as opposed to their counterparts who sit still.
  8. Purchase smaller dishes - No joke. Plates are bigger, now raning about 12 inches across instead of 10 inches. Those two extra inches tend to increase the amount of food you put on your plate (you’ll fill it to make it look full).
  9. Do the couch workout - Addicted to your TV shows? Use commercials to get in 10 good push-ups and 20 sit-ups.
  10. Drink clean - We’re talking about water, which is healthy and can be free iif you get it from your filtered tap! And zero calories, as well.

For more wacky weight-loss tricks, visit Lifescript.com, your online resource for women’s health.

The information contained in this article is provided for informational purposes only and is not, nor is it ever intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice or professional recommendations, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician(s) or other qualified healthcare provider(s).

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