We all know that the solution to weight loss is diet and exercise. By eating healthy and cutting calories, you get your body in a fat-burning state. Adding exercise into the mix will boost your metabolism and increase the number of calories you burn every day, making it easier to get rid of the calories stored as fat. Here are a few of the more strange and unusual ways to lose weight:
Smell an appleStudies have shown that sniffing a green apple can suppress your appetite between meals. You don’t even have to bite into the apple, but the smell alone does the trick! It works with bananas, too. If your stomach is growling but you know you shouldn’t eat, get a whiff of a banana or apple to shut down your hunger.
Wear a ribbon
French women have a simple trick for controlling their food intake: they tie a ribbon around their tummies, underneath their clothing. When the ribbon starts to feel tight, they know they’ve had enough to eat. This helps them to stay conscious of the amount of food they eat, making it easier to avoid overeating!
Take a picture
Before you dig into your meal, take a picture of it and really look at the picture. As you study it, you’ll notice things you didn’t when you first prepared the meal. Perhaps you added too much dressing or your serving of potatoes is far larger than it looked. This is a simple trick that will help you be conscious of what you’re eating.
Write it downThis works similar to the last tip and makes you more aware of what you’re putting in your body. Get a food journal and write down EVERYTHING you consume in a day: every cup of water, every bite of food, every snack no one sees you munching on.
Sit in front of a mirror
Eating in front of a mirror can seriously help to reduce your food intake. You will be more aware of what you’re eating, as well as how you look as you eat. One study found that people who eat in front of a mirror eat as much as 33% less.
Apples Fight Cancer
Apples have shown moderate improvement in treating various types of cancer, particularly skin, breast, and colon cancer in studies demonstrated on animals. Regular consumption of one or more apples a day may reduce the risk for lung and colon cancer. Apples show a distinct and undeniable capacity to reduce lung cancer and slow its spread if it does develop. Hypotheses usually speak about the high phytonutrient content, including kaempferol and quercetin, but the exact mechanism for apples’ impact on cancer is still to be known.