11 Bizarre Weight Loss Tricks That Work

Physical activity helps your body burn the calories you eat. If you learn a fun tip or two to trim your waist with greater discipline or efficiency, that's worth a try, right?

Obese women ate 700 calories at breakfast, 500 at lunch, and 200 at dinner, according to a research in Obesity. Another group had 200 calories in the morning and 700 at night (lunch stayed the same).

Eat a bigger breakfast than dinner

For every piece of junk mail you pull from the mailbox each day, run a lap or climb a flight of stairs. A typical workout burns 35 to 140 calories.

Jog for junk mail

One study indicated that eating in front of mirrors cut people's food intake by one-third. Looking yourself in the eye seems to reflect your inner standards and aspirations and remind you why you're attempting to lose weight.

Hang a mirror opposite your seat at the table

Cell Metabolism revealed that in mice, smell may affect hunger and metabolism. Mice without a sense of smell burnt more calories, decreased weight, and had better insulin sensitivity than mice with a sense of smell that ate the same amount.

Don't take a whiff

Instead of writing down every bite, take a picture; this may help you eat less. Joan Salge Blake, RD, author of Nutrition & You, thinks taking images can make individuals think twice before indulging. Blake warns that even a healthy salad can reveal additional cheese or fried croutons.

Shoot your food

Swiss researchers found that unwrapping candy reduced candy consumption by 30%. Peeling the wrapper makes people eat less.

Stick to wrapped candy

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