Green tea has proven to be of great help to lose weight fast, with a good diet and exercise. A recent study showed that green tea can increase your metabolism by up to 4% in 24 hours.
Green tea contains polyphenols that increase thermogenesis.
This increases the body’s ability to burn fat and…
Diet Starts Tomorrow
Diet starts tomorrow; It’s a common statement. And this tomorrow becomes the next day until the idea of dieting is completely forgotten, thrown out the window.
The problem is, most of dieting tips concerns limiting food and for some not eating at all! This is just so difficult. We love food, don’t we? And then you wonder why some people eat their hearts out but never seem to gain weight. It is just so unfair! This is my problem too.
Luckily through the years, I have learned some dieting tips that would control your weight. These are easy steps and I will share them with you here.
Fooling your Brain
The main idea here is fooling your brain. The truth is the brain does not know how full you are depending on the food you take. In fact your stomach can be stretched up to 50 times it’s empty size and can accommodate up to 4 liters of food! So how does your brain know exactly that you are full? Hunger and satiety are complex functions regulated by numerous feedback mechanisms in your body. According to Joanne V. Lichten, Ph.D., author of the book “Dining Lean - How to Eat Healthy When You’re Not at Home.“ It takes about 20 minutes from the start of your meal for the message to stop eating to form and reach your brain. Now you know why you just can’t stop eating if your favourite food is served on the platter.
Diet Tips without compromising what you eat
1. Use Smaller Plate
I saw this one on Discovery Channel’s Food Detectives. According to them, your satiety can be greatly affected on how the food appears on your plate. Wonder why restaurants spend great deal of time on garnishing their menus? The size of the plate also matters. If you use larger plate, you will naturally pour more food in it whereas if you use smaller plate, you will get little food in it and it will look as though you have a full plate of food.