Weird Weight Loss Tricks That Work

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Eat soup for dinner

You may be used to a salad before dinner as a calorie-saving measure, but if leafy greens aren’t your thing, research suggests you can eat soup for dinner and eat less when it’s the main course. served. Research in the magazine pull found that people who had a low-calorie, thick soup for lunch ate 20 percent less food at mealtime compared to people who didn’t eat any soup at all. In addition, people who ate soup did not report feeling hungry or less full at the end of the meal. These are the best and worst soups for weight loss.

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Make your smoothies thicker

Smoothies are considered one of the most efficient ways to eat a lot of fruits, even vegetables, at once, but one element of your smoothie can affect your waistline more than you realize: the density of the drink. Investigation The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that the thicker the drink, the fuller a person feels, regardless of the amount of calories in the smoothie. This “phantom fullness” — or feeling full because a food is thick, not high in calories — can help people reach for even more calories later, eliminating the feeling of fullness.

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Sleep in a dark room

Getting a full night’s sleep is one of the best ways to control appetite and reduce your risk of weight gain, but the brightness in the room you sleep in can also affect your height. According to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, mice that slept in environments with bright lights or dim lighting (think a television flickering across the room) eat more compared to mice that snooze in total darkness. In addition, the study found that mice who slept with the lights on ate at odd times and had disrupted metabolic signals that affected how often they felt hungry. Turn off all lights in your bedroom or put on a light-blocking sleep mask to boost your weight loss goals.

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