Maybe it seems impossible but you can eat all of your favorite foods and watch how the pounds disappear. Not always, a strict diet is a real way of losing weight, because it can be a disaster for you: you’ll feel hungry, deprived, cranky, and be a lack of energy for working out.
Here are a few simple tricks (insider secrets) that can save you hundreds, even thousands, of calories in each and every meal.
Enjoy this list of 15 no-diet diet tricks!
- EAT BREAKFAST
Many people think that skipping the morning meal will help to shed some pounds. However, that is not true. It causes the feeling of starving, and more likely to eat more by lunchtime. According to Jim White, RD, ACSM Health, and owner of Jim White Fitness & Nutrition Studios, the people who don’t eat enough calories, slow down their metabolism, so he recommends to eat regularly, especially to not skip the breakfast.
- DRINK COFFEE
Coffee can be the essence of productivity, as it gets you up and energized for the day, even it makes easier to tolerate your annoying coworkers.
In addition, it help you shed some pounds as it is shown in a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, that coffee can help you burn calories by an extra 12 percent.
- BE A MORNING PERSON
Those people are more likely to be thinner and happier, according to many researchers from Northwest University. One of the reasons for that condition is an early exposure to natural sunlight. The conducted studies found that people who were exposed to bright daylight earlier in the day tended to weigh less than others.
You can train yourself to be a morning person by going to bed earlier and setting your alarm back in 20-minute increments.
- WORK OUT IN THE A.M.
You should do the exercises in the morning because they are giving you more power and are more likely to pass on tempting junk food throughout the day, concluded in a study of BYU.
Sometimes, if you plan to do your workout at the office, you’re more likely to put it away if something important comes up. So, do it first in the morning, and you’ll rev up your metabolism and keep burning calories throughout the day.
- HAVE A FULL FRUIT BOWL
Always practice keeping healthy snacks visible and within reaching distance. Keep a fruit bowl full of apples, bananas, clementines, on the table, and grab one as you see them.
- SHOOT FOR 2-3 FRUITS A DAY
However, fruit serving sizes should be in check. Besides the benefits of fruit, such existing slimming fiber, and beneficial vitamins and nutrients, they also contain sugar, so you should not overdo it.
Shoot two to three fruits a day, recommends White.
- EAT UNLIMITED VEGETABLES
When it comes to vegetables, don’t restrict yourself. You should be focused especially on leafy greens. As they are filling you, you’ll not starve for other foods. You can eat them in unlimited amount, says White, especially starchy veggies, such potatoes, squash, sweet potatoes, corn and pumpkin.
- MEASURE YOUR FOOD
Focus on the foods that are healthier than others, such nut butter, crackers, hummus, however, make sure you measure out your portion sizes.
If you are eating more than you mean to without realizing it, you can take extra calories.
- STOCK UP ON LONG-LASTING VEGGIES
Store in your fridge products that you can munch on quickly: bell peppers, carrots, and squash all last for a week or so. You can also, opt for bags of frozen vegetables, which last for months and are usually the cheaper option.
- EAT PROTEIN AT EVERY MEAL
The benefits of protein are welcomed for the body, as protein helps build lean muscle and burns fat. Having it in every single meal, according to White, you’re getting healthier.
- PAIR YOUR PROTEIN WITH A CARB OR FAT
Even the protein is important, it shouldn’t be taken alone, but combined with carbohydrates and healthy fat. This combination is perfect to curb your appetite and slowing down the glycemic index of some of your higher sugar foods.
- TRY SMALLER, FREQUENT MEALS
Sticking to small, frequent meals throughout the day, is the next advice of White, as it speeds up the metabolism and makes that you’re not feeling overly hungry
In addition, eating frequently your blood sugar levels are balanced, and you have more energy throughout the day.
- CLOSE YOUR KITCHEN AFTER DINNER
Stopping eating after dinner, which means 12 hours without eating, can really help you to control and cut some of those calories late at night.
- DRINK LOTS OF WATER
That is very old weight-loss tip and experienced for centuries. Drinking water throughout the day can help rev your metabolism and lose the weight, confirmed a study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
It is even better to drink before meals and you’ll eat less. So, aim for at least 64 ounces a day.
- SIP ON DETOX H20
If you cannot drink the water alone, you can drink naturally-flavored. It will provide you with extra vitamins and antioxidants.
Mix up your plain old water with fruits and vegetables of your choice.