Trick yourself into getting thinner

trick yourself into losing weightWhy not play some mind games to fool yourself into losing weight? C’mon…the only thing you have to lose is those extra pounds!

I read about a study recently that said 81% of dieters buy clothes in a size too small so that they have a goal to reach in being able to fit into that item.

Also, half of those women used smaller plates when eating to encourage themselves to eat smaller portions.

Some dieters posted unflattering “fat” photos of themselves on the fridge and others used photos of slim celebrities that they admired to encourage them reach their goals.

Since I was interested in, and a slightly amused by, all of this mental trickery I looked up a few other techniques for tricking your brain into helping you lose weight.1 These are also a little bizarre but they seem to work for some people.

1. Sniff a banana, apple, or peppermint

The theory is that sniffing the food tricks your brain into thinking you’re eating.

2. Hang a mirror across from your seat at the table

Having to look at yourself eating seems to encourage people to eat less.

3. Surround yourself with blue

Apparently the color blue works as an appetite suppressant. Who knew?

4. Take a photo of your food

Looking at the cold, hard facts of what you’re taking in may help you make better choices.

All tricks aside, one of the most important things you can do to increase the amount of weight you lose is to have daily accountability to someone other than yourself. At the Genetix Program, our dedicated team of doctors, certified counselors/trainers, and nutritionists will work with you every step of the way to lose weight naturally, safely, and effectively. You can do it and we can help!

Author: Stephanie West

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