There’s no easy way to lose weight. Sorry! We’ve all tried some completely crazy diet at one point or another that left us tired, cranky, hungrier, angrier, and who knows what else. Maybe we even had some success here and there. And maybe that's the craziest thing. Some of those weird ideas actually work! For the most part. Well, that's what we have got for you here: some silly, some serious, all unexpected.
And don't worry, none of them are crazy or harmful. They're just a teensy bit odd.
Pay with Cash
If you're not swiping a card, you'll literally be seeing where your money is going. You might just opt for a cheaper, healthier meal when the spending is physical.
Ya gotta drink it though. The skinny on warm water is that it might just make you feel fuller if you drink a glass of warm water before a meal.
Wine About It
A glass of wine has all sorts of good stuff in it. And some studies have shown that wine drinkers gain less weight and in some cases burned calories more effectively.
Get Some Herb
Peppermint that is. The fresh scent may help curb appetite and help you feel more satiated after meals.
Keep It Tidy
If you eat at your desk during the day (and you probably do), try keeping your work space neater than normal. Some people say it'll help you choose healthier snacks.
Hit the Spot
Sit anywhere but the center of the table. At restaurants or family meals, it tends to be where breads, dips, and basically all the good stuff ends up. You'll eat less if you're not near it.
Light 'em Up
A vanilla scented candle may help calm your mood, alleviate anxiety, and thus help you eat a little less.
Set a Tiny Table
Maybe not this small, but if you eat off smaller plates you'll eat smaller helpings.
Spicy foods may boost your metabolism and they will definitely help you feel more full. No peppers around? Grab a bottle of hot sauce and bring it with you.
You actually can indulge though. Just enjoy sparingly. Chocolate for breakfast is a big one, try to throw some oats in there.
Embrace Your Childhood
Try hula hooping! Works for some people. At the very least you'll have a little bit of fun.