Here are two simple weight loss tips for great thinkers:
1. Learn to calculate your hunger number. This is really more of a rating system then a calculation, but it works like a charm and within a few days you could see a natural reduction in the amount of food you eat with no hunger or deprivation.
What you want to do is create a simple Hunger Scale. This is a scale with "0" on one end and "10" on the other. The "0" indicates that you are not hungry at all, in fact you are feeling stuffed. The "10" indicates that you are super hungry and need something now!
What you want to do is set a timer to buzz in two-hour intervals during the day. When you hear the buzz simply ask yourself, "How hungry does my stomach feel?" Then assign your hunger a number. You will need to do this for a minimum of 5 days before you start to see the correlation. At around 4 or 5 days you will start to see that you often "feel" like eating, but you are not really hungry.
This knowledge will help you make better decisions about how much to eat or when to eat. For example, if you walk into a restaurant for lunch and discover that your hunger number is only a 2, then you may choose to just have a beverage, or have something light, like a salad. You will leave the restaurant feeling pleasantly full, instead of stuffed.
Think of how many calories this will prevent you from eating! Simple and effective.
2. Use a Stopper. We are often driven to eat too much because of the situation we are in. For example, have you ever gone to the movie theater and ordered a large popcorn, just because it seems like the right thing to do? We all associate popcorn with movies, but if you notice that your hunger number is low, then you may not want to indulge in all of the calories.
This is when a Stopper can come in handy. You can eat some popcorn and then put a Stopper in your mouth. This is anything that changes the taste you have in your mouth, try a strong breath mint or a piece of gum. This gives you an opportunity to move away from eating and gives your stomach time to tell your brain you feel satisfied. This works great for avoiding dessert as well!
Losing the weight is possible and you can make it much easier with more great weight loss tips.