There are a lot of people who want to lose weight, but they do not do anything about it. They continue living their lives the way they normally would and the only thing they do is to continue complaining about being too fat and that they needed to lose weight.
Well, it is in a way normal that people want to achieve everything without too much efforts just because it is easier. It is not that simple, though, when we talk about losing weight. If one wants to, they need to put some efforts into it.
The good news is that there is still a way to cheat and not to put all of our efforts into losing weight. One can change some minor things in their life and still to lose weight. If you want to find out what to do, then read further.
#1 Stop watching food commercials
Experts claim that a person can go hungry even by looking at some delicious meal. This means that when you look at commercials, pictures, ads, videos of cooking, you go hungry even if you were not hungry before that.
The visual contact with the food makes one hungry as well. So, if you do not want to feel tempted or seduced, it is better to avoid watching food commercials and cooking shows, especially when you are not that much hungry.
#2 Eat in smaller plates
As it was mentioned in the previous hack, people “eat” with their eyes. This means that if they have a big portion, they will continue eating until they do not eat the whole of it because their eyes will still know that there is food left. Sometimes people think that they can eat a really big meal because they are very hungry.
Well, once they start having their meal they realize that they were not as hungry as they imagined. But still their eyes make them finish the whole of their meal. If you do not want to overeat and to eat less, a good idea is to eat in smaller plates. This way you will have smaller portions and you will eat less.
#3 Drink lemon juice
It is very important to drink a lot of water in general, because it is not only healthy but also it does not allow your body to retain water and boosts your metabolism. If you want to lose weight in a lazy way, start by drinking at least 2 liters of water a day, and even more if you can.
Another important thing you can do is to drink three tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice. This juice will help clean the fat gaining cells by 10 percent and at the same time will remove the toxins from your body. If you find it too sour to drink, you could simply mix it with water and drink it this way, or even mix it with mint leaves and cucumber. This drink will boost your metabolism.
#4 Drink cold water
If you drink cold water and not lukewarm water, you will boost your metabolism by 30%. This is actually a very useful information and it means that there is nothing bad in adding a couple of ice cubes in your glasses of water. This is happens because your body uses more energy to warm up the water that goes in your body and this way burns more calories and speeds up your metabolism. Cool, right?
#5 Get plenty of sleep
This is probably the best hack there is for lazy people – get enough sleep and you will lose weight. If you think that it sounds too good to be true, think again. It has actually been proven that getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep daily boosts one’s metabolism and reduces the stress hormone levels.
Which means that you will help your body if you simply get plenty of sleep. This means, however, that you need to do it every day, and to forget about staying up late to play games, chat, or simply watch movies.
#6 Turn down the air-conditioning
The next hack would probably not appeal to those of you who like the heat, but guess what, you can actually burn more calories when you are cold. It turns out that if you simply turn down the thermostat.
When your body shivers it burns more calories than if it is feeling comfortable, so if you have to take a long walk in the cold weather, think of the positive aspects – you are going to burn some more calories even if you feel uncomfortable and cold.