7 Small Ways To Accidently Kickstart Your Diet Today

October 17, 2016

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Great news!

You can start dieting today without even knowing it!

We’d like to present the simplest ways to improve your nutritional habits and start losing weight instantly and completely effortlessly.

#1 Use Smaller Plates

Using smaller plates is a simple enough tactic to reduce meal sizes and start to shed off pounds. You can do this by:

  • Swapping dinner plates for salad plates
  • Eating out of smaller bowls

Small plates make meals appear much larger than they actually are, tricking you into thinking you’ve eaten quite a lot when in reality you’ve eaten less.

#2 Clean Your Kitchen

Cleaning your kitchen can feel like a never-ending activity that is completely futile as you simply cannot win because no matter how much you clean it’s always messy.

On the other hand, research shows that people who have messy kitchens

  • Eat 40 percent more food
  • Eat almost twice as many calories

Not only will you eat less in a clean kitchen, but the actual cleaning can serve as a workout!

#3 Eat Out Of Snack Bags

Use small snack bags to set aside small portions of food that you will consume. Research shows that eating mindlessly out of a bag or box leads to overeating, so you need to:

  • Put the snacks you tend to overeat into snack bags
  • Consume the recommended serving size
  • Don’t cheat, eat only what’s in the bag

#4 Stay Away From Instagram

Scientists agree that looking at pictures of food online can make us hungry by activating our ‘food hormone’. Stay away from ‘food porn’ by:

  • Unfollowing food enthusiasts on social networks
  • Avoiding cooking shows on TV

#5 Get A Hobby

Most people eat when they’re bored, and boredom causes us to make bad food choices. The solution is to get a hobby to sidestep this avoidable pitfall. You can take up:

  • Knitting
  • Gardening
  • Scrapbooking
  • Drawing
  • Hiking

#6 Carefully Position Your Snacks

Accessibility of healthy food can significantly help you lose weight. Store unhealthy snacks and sweets in places that are difficult to reach, and put a fruit bowl on the coffee table.

Produce that you can keep in your living room includes:

  • Carrots, cucumbers, peppers
  • Blueberries, dried fruit

We are 70 percent more likely to grab fruits and veggies over less healthy options if they’re readily available. Don’t forget to throw in a handful of nuts and seeds into that fruit bowl!

#7 Bring Lunch From Home

Eating out may seem like a more convenient and attractive option, especially if you have friends to join you.

However, many studies have shown that people who eat out once a week or more take much longer to lose weight compared to those who cook at home.

When eating lunch out you have little control over:

  • the ingredients
  • cooking methods
  • portion sizes

On the other hand, people who consume meals prepared at home take in nearly 200 calories less per meal than those who eat out.