We all know the common formula for weight loss: spending more calories than consuming. This is the easiest way and most effectively achieved through the healthy food consumption in reasonable quantities and physical activities.
There are some unusual ways of weight loss which lead to burning calories and reducing weight for those who want to experiment. Here are some of them which are backed up by scientific researches:
1) Drink carrot juice
If you drink one cup of carrot juice per day for 3 months, you will lose 4 pounds. The carrot juice is rich in fiber and nutrients that melt the fat.
2) Season with cinnamon
Cinnamon boosts the metabolism and helps in burning more calories. Just half a teaspoon of cinnamon per day (in milk or yogurt) can help you lose 2 pounds per month.
3) Exercise with a partner
It has been proven that if you exercise with a partner, you will lose more weight than exercising alone. New researches show that an average woman can loose 10 pounds more when her friends accompany her in diet and workout.
4) Eat in company
People tend to consume as much food as others consume. If you eat with a friend, you will consume 35% less calories.
5) Consume soy sauce
Soy proteins interact with brain receptors that tells us when we are fed. Thus, we consume less calories.
6) Drink green tea
Green tea speeds up the metabolism by about 20%.
7) Drink red wine
Drinking a glass of red wine a day can help you prevent the creation of fat, especially around the abdomen. Studies have shown that resveratrol from grapes prevents the formation of fatty cells around the waist.
8) Exercising in the morning
Exercise in the morning helps you to burn fat quicker because the body draws energy from the stored fat. If you exercise in the morning, you will lose 2 pounds more than exercising any other time of the day.
9) Consume calcium
Those who consume calcium regularly burn 2.6% more calories than those who do not.
10) Listen to relaxing music while eating
If you listen relaxing music, you chew the food slower and have enough time for the brain to get the information that you have eaten.
11) Choose grilled meat
While cooking on the grill, you eliminate the fat which means eating less calories.
12) Eat every three hours
If you eat once in 5 hours, then your metabolism slows down. You need to eat small meal portions every three hours to keep your metabolism fast.
13) Cut your food
People think that chopped food has more quantity and thanks to that they consume 20% less calories.
14) Eat chili peppers and red peppers
Hot red peppers have a substance called capsaicin, which speeds up the metabolism by 25%. Red peppers contain vitamin C six times more than tomatoes, and vitamin C is necessary for the conversion of fat to energy.
15) Eat an apple before each meal
About 15-20 minutes before each meal eat one apple. This will help you reduce your calorie intake.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. 😉