Are you trying to lose weight but are finding that your methods are not giving you the results you had hoped for?
If so then perhaps the following weird and wacky weight loss methods will help you to reach your weight loss goals. Perhaps trying something that little bit different is all that you needed.
#1: Eat Blindfolded
Probably the last time you used a blindfold was while doing a little role-play after reading ‘50 Shades of Grey’, but it may also be a tool that you can use to help you with your weight loss efforts.
When you are blindfolded your food will taste more intense, as without your vision your other senses will be heightened.
Also, without actually seeing the food in front of you, then you will be left to rely on your stomach, and how full it is to decide when you are full.
Usually you would simply finish whatever is on your plate, regardless of whether you are full or not.
This method will likely result in fewer calories being consumed overall, plus greater satisfaction with the food consumed, as it will taste better.
#2: Count Those Mouthfuls
This technique is to designed to make you more mindful of what you are eating, which should in theory stop you from clearing your plate of food, but to instead stop eating when you have had enough.
All you have to do is count each time you put food into your mouth, which may sound simple but has been shown to work.
#3: Eat in Front of a Mirror
Eating in front of a mirror also teaches you to be more mindful of what you are eating, plus it helps to make you more accountable for the food you are eating.
When eating in front of the mirror you may feel guilty if you choose to eat unhealthy foods, or a lot of food, so you may choose to make healthier choices.
#4: Swap Cutlery
This final technique basically makes eating your food that little bit more difficult. As your cutlery will be in the opposite hands to the ones that they are normally in.
Doing so will slow down the rate that you are able to consume your meals, which will give your brain the opportunity to receive the signal from your stomach that it is getting full.
Usually this signal would take 20 minutes to arrive, which for those who eat quickly could mean that quite a few additional calories could be consumed.