Science backed ways to lose weight without strict diets .
Strict dieting isn't the only way to slim down .
There are a few small changes you can make in your lifestyle and eating habits that will help you lose more weight than you think .
What exactly should you do ?
Keep watching to find out .
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Number 12 , eat spicy foods .
Good news for everyone who loves spicy food .
Canadian scientists have proven that hot spices and sauces increase metabolism and keep us from wanting to eat something salty or sweet .
Now , you can put as much spicy ketchup on your meat loaf as you want .
It all comes down to capsize the compound that gives chili peppers their powerful kick awakens our immune system and decreases our appetite .
You can Sprinkle some red pepper on your scrambled eggs , pasta or risotto or try dipping your steak in a spicy sauce .
Now , this doesn't mean you should make hot spicy dishes , your breakfast , lunch and dinner because that won't do your system any good .
Just find your happy medium and stick to it .
Number 11 , use a hair dryer .
Guess what ?
Hair dryers aren't just four well drying hair .
You can also use one to help you lose weight .
You see the heat makes you sweat , ridding your body of excess water weight .
So instead of torturing yourself at the gym , just grab a hair dryer .
You can also make a hot ginger compress for even better results .
All you've got to do is boil some fresh ginger root in a sauce .
Pan , submerge a wash cloth in the hot ginger water , let it cool down a bit and put your diy compress on your troublesome area .
Just don't forget to place another towel over the compress to hold the heat in number 10 , choose your plate wisely .
Researchers at Cornell University came to some pretty interesting conclusions regarding the effect your plate has on your eating habits .
They found that people are more likely to overeat if the color of their plate is the same or similar to the color of the dish on it .
The same goes the other way around too .
We eat less when the colors of our plate and food are highly contrasting .
According to the scientists eating off blue dishes is the best way to go since products like fish , meat and vegetables are a different color .
Plus blue is known to slow down the heart rate and decrease appetite .
Of course , this doesn't mean that all of your plates should be blue from now on .
Just try to make sure the colors of your plate and the food on it don't match this weird trick actually works .
Number nine , eat cinnamon on a regular basis .
If you love cinnamon , it shouldn't be a problem for you to stick to this recommendation .
And if you don't , well , maybe you'll change your mind once you find out what it can do for your waistline , a study published in the American Journal of clinical nutrition found that cinnamon can reduce hunger and decrease appetite when eaten every day .
And that's because the components in this spice break down carbs .
During the experiment , participants that ate rice pudding with added cinnamon were full for a longer period of time than those who ate pudding without it .
So cinnamon can keep you from overeating and packing on the pounds .
Hey , the proof is in the pudding .
Number eight , turn the lights up and the music off .
You might be surprised and maybe a little mad to find out that restaurants use special ploys to make you eat more and thus spend more money .
And their two favorite tricks according to scientists at Cornell University are lighting and music which when combined can increase calorie intake by up to 18% soft lights cause relaxation and an increased appetite .
As for music , it makes us heat faster .
So try this little experiment , make your dining environment at home , the complete opposite .
Eat under bright lights and turn off the music .
Trust me , you'll be shocked by the results .
Number seven , do aerobic exercises no matter how healthy you eat , incorporating at least a little bit of exercise in your life is a must if you want your body to look and feel good on the inside and out .
A study published in the journal of applied physiology recommends getting in more cardio activities such as running , jogging and swimming if you want to burn fat and lose weight .
However , there are some important nuances , you should be aware of aerobic exercises are fine for younger and healthier crowds , but for more mature people , weight training is the way to go since it's more low impact and helps them achieve better results .
So choose your workout plan according to your age and fitness level , stick to it and you'll be welcoming your brand new Rockin Bod in no time .
Number six , surround yourself with good company eating in the company of someone you like versus somebody you can't stand or feel awkward around are two completely different things .
Even from a scientific point of view studies have confirmed that our dining companion has a huge impact on our eating habits .
Experiments have shown that people tend to have the same meals as their friends when they eat out together .
And that's great if your friends eat healthy food .
But what if they don't ?
Plus it's also known that if the person next to us eats fast , we speed up too .
So it's better to be mindful of the people sitting with you at the dinner table .
If you know that somebody is a big fan of burgers and you're on a diet , try not to tempt yourself and instead suggest going to the movies , the park or at least to a restaurant that doesn't serve burgers .
I'm sure your friend will understand .
Number five , be mindful of your sleep .
Don't underestimate the power of sleep .
It influences more processes in your system than you think .
And your weight is one of them .
As it turns out , the risk of becoming overweight often depends on the lighting in the room where we sleep in their research .
Scientists , Sunil Sharma and Mani Kru found that people who slept in dark rooms were less prone to weight issues than those who slept in slightly lit rooms .
That's why all light emitting electronics in your bedroom should always be turned off at night .
The duration of your sleep also makes a big difference to keep your weight down .
You need to get about 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night .
Those who sleep less , get hungry faster because of a hormone secretion disorder .
So check your sleeping habits and make the necessary changes .
Number four , consume more dairy products , dairy products can definitely become your ally on your journey to physical fitness .
And again , this claim is backed by science , Dr Michael Zemel , a professor of Nutrition and Medicine at the University of Tennessee confirms that people who eat dairy products three times a day , lose weight much faster than those who don't .
The best dairy products for weight loss include Greek yogurt , cottage cheese , fortified milk and hard cheese .
Among others , add them to your personal menu and enjoy the results .
Number three , eat more beans and lagoons .
In his research , Dr Russell de Souza proved that consuming five ounces of beans reduces our appetite and helps us lose about 11 ounces of body weight .
In six weeks .
Plus beans , peas , chickpeas and lentils contain lots of protein and fiber .
Not to mention the complex carbohydrates .
And these products don't increase our blood sugar levels as fast as the simple carbs and bread do .
And if you're not really used to eating a lot of beans or lentils , you should start with small amounts , add beans to your soup , eat them instead of rice and potatoes or add cooked chickpeas to salads .
Taking it slow , won't stop it from doing the job .
Number two have soup .
First studies show that eating soup before your main course reduces the number of calories you consume .
And the best thing is that it doesn't matter what kind of soup it is , just choose whatever one you like .
The main rule is that it shouldn't contain more than 100 to 150 calories .
Try to keep it below this limit since really rich soups can have the complete opposite effect .
The best choice for your pre course soup is any vegetable soup you can think of .
Number one control .
The room temperature .
Scientists in Australia have made yet another interesting discovery that can help anybody struggling with their weight .
According to their research , even the room temperature matters when it comes to weight loss .
You see , there are two types of body fat , bad white fat that likes to build up and cling to our hips and midsection and then there's good brown fat that's responsible for burning white fat and producing energy .
But to kick start these important processes , the temperature of the room you spend most of your time in should be pretty low .
Experts suggest that the most appropriate temperature is around 66 °F .
So try this trick out along with all the other ones on this list and you'll finally forget about strict diets once and for all .
And what about you ?
What helps you stay in shape ?
And which of these tips do you plan on ?
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