7 Tricks to Lose Weight No One Ever Told You About

Losing weight is not always an easy task. So, we can certainly use all the helpful tips we can get to start moving the scale in the direction that we’d like. Here are 7 interesting weight loss tricksthat no oneprobably has told you about:

1. Activate your imagination.

Believe itor not, your imagination is the greatest weaponto your weight loss success. Visualization, the act of creating strong images in your mind– may be the most underused success tool that you have –because it greatly accelerates the achievement of your weight loss by activating the creative powers of your subconscious mind.

Visualization also programs your brain to notice available resources that were always there but were previously unnoticed, and attracts you to the right resources and opportunities to reach your weight loss goal. Visualization simply makes the brain achieve greater results. In fact, almost all Olympic and professional athletes use this technique.

The process is really simple. All you have to do is set aside time each day to visualize your weight loss goal as already achieved. Close your eyes and picture yourself at your perfect weight and doing all the things you’d like to do when reach your desired fitness goal. Be sure to make your images as clear and vivid as possible. It doesn’t have to take any longer than a few minutes each day. When you awake in the morning and each night before you go to bed, close your eyes and see the image of the ‘skinny’ you in your mind and just imagine what will happen as you apply your imagination to your weight loss arsenal.


2.Act as if you are at your desired weight.

One of the greatest keys for weight loss success is to act as if you are already at your desired weight. This means thinking like, talking like, acting like, and feeling like the person who has already achieved your weight loss goal. Acting as if sends powerful signals to your brain to find ways to achieve your goal and it sends powerful messages out to the world that this is the goal that you really desire to have.


3. Add apple cider vinegar to your diet.

Apple cider vinegar has been known for quite some time for its many health benefits. And while there is never an easy fix to weight loss success, this cherished liquid substance can be incorporated into your daily exercise and diet regimen to help achieve maximal results.

In fact, a study published by The Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry journal found that drinking 2 tablespoons a day for just three months caused significant decrease in body weight, abdominal fat, weight circumference and triglycerides.


Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid, a short-chain fatty acid that dissolves into acetate and hydrogen in the body. According to Authority Nutrition,acetic acid may lead to weight loss in the follow ways:


Lowers blood sugar levels: In one rat study, acetic acid improved the ability of the liver and muscles to take up sugar from the blood.
Decreases insulin levels: In the same rat study, acetic acid also reduced the ratio of insulin to glucagon, which might favor fat burning.
Improves metabolism: Another study in rats exposed to acetic acid showed an increase in the enzyme AMPK, which increases fat burning and decreases fat and sugar production in the liver.
Reduces fat storage: Treating obese diabetic rats with acetic acid or acetate protected them from obesity and increased the expression of genes that reduced belly fat storage and liver fat.
Burns fat: A study in mice fed a high-fat diet found a significant increase in the genes responsible for fat burning, which led to less body fat buildup.
Suppresses appetite: Another study suggests acetate may suppress centers in the brain that control appetite, which can lead to reduced food intake.


Bottom line: Apple cider vinegar is a liquid remedy that will help promote permanent weight loss, especially when incorporated into a routine of daily exercise, good nutrition, quality sleep, and other healthy lifestyle changes. Two tablespoons a day is all it takes to reap the benefits.

4. Get plenty of quality sleep.

Quality sleep is a critical component to reaching your desired weight. Adequate sleep stabilizes appetite hormones, which aids in weight control.

On the other hand, insufficient sleep affects your hunger and fullness hormones, including ghrelin and leptin.

Ghrelin is the hormone that messages your brain to tell it that it’s time to eat. When you are sleep-deprived, your body makes more ghrelin, which causes increased food intake.Leptin tells your brain that you are full and that it’s time to stop eating. When you’re sleep-deprived,leptin levels drop, which signals to your brain to keep eating. Put these two hormones together and we can see why lack of sleep can contribute to weight gain.

In fact, a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that when people were starved of sleep, late-night snacking increased, and they were more likely to choose high-carb snacks.


In another study done at the University of Chicago, sleep-deprived participants chose snacks with twice as much fat as those who slept at least 8 hours.


Make sure to get 6 to 8 hours of quality sleep every night. Here are basic tips to help you:

1. Stick to a schedule, waking up and going to sleep at the same time every day, even on the weekends.

2. Avoid heavy meals and alcohol close to bedtime, which may cause heartburn and make it more difficult to fall asleep. Stay away from caffeine after 2 p.m.

3. Turn off the lights. Darkness tells your body to release melatonin, the natural sleep hormone.

4. Create a bedtime routine. Take a bath, pray, meditate or read.

5. Shut down your computer and other electronics at least an hour before you go to bed.


5.Use a blue plate at dinner.

Sounds a bit silly, doesn’t it? However, astudy conducted by Fast Food Nation suggests that the color blue decreases the appetite.


There is certainly psychology in colors and blue seems to be the color that does not stimulate the appetite, but rather the opposite.

According to FITDAY.COM:

“Blue suppresses your appetite because there aren’t many naturally-occurring blue-hued foods other than blueberries, gooseberries, eggplant and perhaps bluish-purple potatoes. Long ago when your ancestors were out foraging for sources of food, blue, black and purple signaled that something was poisonous and it’s possible that the behavior of avoiding those colors in food are still with you.”


So, be sure to decorate your dining room table with a blue tablecloth, blue napkins, blue plates and glasses to help keep you from overeating at your meals.

6.Drink lemon water.

Lemon water is a water beverage that can be consumed either hot or cold. One reason it aids in weight loss is because it is a tasty low-calorie alternative to many of the sugary, high-calorie drink options. Replacing even just one bottle of soda (182 calories) with lemon water can reduce daily calorie intake by nearly 200 calories.

Because of its potential effects on the metabolism, satiety, and hydration, some evidence suggests that water (including lemon water) could enhance weight loss. According to Authority Nutrition:


“Drinking water increases the amount of calories you burn, which is known as resting energy expenditure.
In adults, resting energy expenditure has been shown to increase by 24–30% within 10 minutes of drinking water. This lasts at least 60 minutes.
Supporting this, one study of overweight and obese children found a 25% increase in resting energy expenditure after drinking cold water.
A study of overweight women examined the effects of increasing water intake to over 1 liter (34 oz) per day. They found that over a 12-month period, this resulted in an extra 2 kg (4.4 lbs) of weight loss.
Since these women didn’t make any lifestyle changes except to drink more water, these results are very impressive.
Additionally, both of these studies indicate that drinking 0.5 liters (17 oz) of water results in an extra 23 calories burned. On a yearly basis, that sums up to roughly 17,000 calories — or over 2 kg (4.4 lbs) of fat.
Several other studies have monitored overweight people who drank 1-1.5 liters (34–50 oz) of water daily for a few weeks. They found a significant reduction in weight, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference and body fat.
These results may be even more impressive when the water is cold. When you drink cold water, your body uses extra calories to warm the water up to body temperature.”


Water (including lemon water) can promote fullness, provide adequate and help boost the metabolism.So, be sure to drink 8 to 10 glasses each day for the most benefit.

7. Eat in front of a mirror.

Recent research conducted at the University of Central Florida suggests that if you eat while looking at yourself in the mirror, it reduces the amount of food you eat by up to one-third.


According to TECHTIMES:
“Researchers found that eating in front of a mirror and watching yourself wolf down unhealthy food such as cake and fries make food seem less appetizing. The practice can help people eat less and lose weight along the way.”


So, be sure to put a mirror, mirror on the wall where you are eating.

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