5 Free Things To Do When Trying to Diet

With the current economic climate affecting many aspects of our lives with regards to spending money – losing weight need not be one of them.

Here are 5 weight loss principles and techniques to use or apply that are either free or cost very little

1. Drinking Water – suppressing appetite is a vital process in the dieting process. Water has excellent appetite suppressing qualities.

It is a little known fact that sometimes when you feel hungry it is not actually food that the body craves, it could be water or liquid. Hunger and thirst signals are remarkably similar.

Next time you feel peckish, have a glass of water instead.

2. Chew Your Food – there have been many studies into the relationship between chewing food and satiety (fullness).

Experts appear to be in agreement that people who chew their food approximately 40 times reached satiety quicker than those who didn’t and as a result, ate less.

It does’t require the mind of Stephen Hawking to realise that eating less food equates to less calories taken on.

3. Dont Buy Snacks –  out of sight is out of mind. If you do not have snacks (biscuits, chocolates or cakes) on hand you cannot eat them.

This does not mean you have to go without – it just means that if you absolutely have to have a mars bar then go out to get one – but just one.

Associate snacks and treats with going out rather than a constant accompaniment to a cup of tea at home.

4. Detox Once A Week – most of us are usually well overdrawn in the “calorie bank” – give one day out of seven to eat the bare minimum. Eat fresh fruit and vegetables and forgo meat and carbohydrates such as pasta or rice.

Replace tea and coffee with water or fruit juice. Its not for ever its just for one day.

5. Spice Up Your Food – latest clinical study and expert opinion suggests that eating spicy food or adding spice to your food has tremendous fat burning capabilities.

Chili pepper, paprika and cinnamon are considered to be a dieters best friend.

Red hot chili pepper (cayenne pepper) in particular is considered to be the number one fat burning spice with decades of research attached to it.

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