Dieting is not an easy task. You believe that the main objective is to start eating healthy foods, but the difficult thing is to adopt new eating habits. To facilitate the process of losing those extra kilos, we decided to share these 6 tricks that no one ever told you about.
Psychological Tricks to Lose Weight
6. When You’re Eating Out, Always Choose The Smallest Portion Available
Take your time to read the menu. Even if it is a place where they sell hamburgers and other unhealthy foods, choose the smallest portion they have (mini burger, junior popcorn, personal pizza, or light salad).
According to recent studies, people who don’t order their own main course tend to eat everything on the table, even if they’re already full.
5. Be More Optimistic! Every Positive Thought Matters
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The idea is to focus only on good thoughts and repeat your goals in a positive way as if they were your mantra.
For example: “I lost half a pound! That’s just great!” “Slowly but surely!” “I can eat only the portion I took.” “I can say NO to dessert.”
These optimistic phrases will help you achieve your goals with a positive attitude.
4. Eating Alone Is Better Than Eating With Company
When you start making changes to your diet, you generally want your friends and family to help you along this path. However, it is scientifically proven that people who eat in groups eat more.
This is because you spend more time at the table, and also, while you talk and laugh, you can’t control how much you ate.
It does not mean that you should eat alone all the time, but try to bring to the table only what you’re going to eat, your personal portion, so that you can always enjoy good conversation without worrying about the amount you eat.
3. If You’re Hungry, Smell Bananas
This may sound a little crazy, but actually smelling foods like apples, mint, or bananas have been shown to trick your brain into thinking you’re eating.
A study of 3,000 volunteers who smelled these foods when they were hungry found that their appetite decreased and the results were soon reflected in the balance. Amazing, huh?!
2. Blue Is Your New Favorite Color
A recent study showed that blue color decreases appetite. Try some changes, like decorating your table with a blue tablecloth, blue napkins, blue plates, and glasses.
This is called color psychology, and there are colors that really stimulate your appetite. But blue will do the opposite for you.
1. Eat In Front Of A Mirror
You will probably say it is ridiculous, but scientific facts guarantee that eating while looking in the mirror reduces the amount of food you eat by a third.