Here are 10 unique tips and tricks you don?t hear everyday about
dieting and weight loss.
1. We?ve all heard to drink eight, 8oz. glasses of water a day. Did
you know if you drink cold water, your body has to work to heat back
up, speeding up your metabolism? So, not only does the water help you
feel full and keep you hydrated, you can burn more calories by
drinking it cold.
2. Brush your teeth as soon as you?re done with your portions. It?s a
psychological thing. The mint reminds you food is done, teeth are
clean, and it reduces the want to snack or go back for seconds.
3. Eating soup is a great weight loss trick. Since its liquid, if you
eat it with a spoon, it takes a long time to eat. Your body will
register you?re full quicker than it would with say, a couple
sandwiches, it?s less calories, and it?s filling. Be careful to eat
liquid and low sodium soups as canned soups can have a lot of salt and
cream soups are high in calories.
4. Eat negative calorie foods.
?All food has calories, that goes without say, so saying these foods
are negative calorie sounds impossible, right? Well, these are foods
that take up more caloric energy to digest then the calories that are
in them. Your body has to expend energy in order to digest and absorb
foods, in fact, 10% of your daily caloric intake is used to process
foods in your body. So these "negative" calorie foods are foods that
take more calories to digest then actual calories in the item of
food.? Make sure to eat them raw with out any additions.
Here is a list:
Chile peppers (hot)
5. Fruits that contain ascorbic acid or Vitamin C has a fat burning
quality. It reduces fats content and can dilute or liquefy fat making
it easier to flush out of your body or burn off. It also works on
cholesterol as well, making it hard to deposit in your blood vessels.
6. Soybeans contain lecithin, which will ?shield? cells from
accumulating fat. It also helps to break down fatty deposits. Eating
applesauce and apples will limit the amount of fat your body absorbs.
It contains pectin, which limits the amount of fat your cells can
7. Building a snowman can burn about 285 calories. So, when it?s to
cold to walk or jog outside, you can still have some fun and exercise
at the same time.
8. Foods that are diuretics. Many weight loss medications use
chemicals as a diuretic to make you lose water weight and flush out
fat unnaturally. There are foods that can be used as natural diuretics
with out the chemical side effects.
?A diuretic is a medication or chemical that promotes the elimination
of fluid in the body. This can lead to an accelerated metabolism that
seems to flush out the fatty deposits that may lodge themselves on
cells. Diuretics break down fatty deposits into small chunks and make
it easier for your body to flush these nasty little things out of your
It?s recommended that you drink a LOT of water when using food as a
diuretic to make sure you do not dehydrate and you flush your system
out. Here is a list of foods that are natural diuretics
Apple Cider Vinegar
9. Use smaller dishes - Using a juice glass and a salad plate instead
of a dinner plate and water glass can trick you into thinking you?ve
ate a lot, and reducing portion size at the same time.
10. Cravings only last about 15 minutes. Distract yourself with a
chore when you get a craving and wait ½ an hour, you?ll probably have
forgotten all about it.
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http://www.webterrace.com/fat/burning.htm (Fat Burning Foods)
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http://beauty.about.com/library/diettricks/bltricks111302c.htm (Brush your Teeth)
Diet Tips and Tricks
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Clarification of Answer by
14 Sep 2005 07:52 PDT
Hello again pagej-ga,
You ask if I wrote the text below, however, I'm not seeing any text
below that statement that is "mine"???
I can tell you everything in that answer is my own words, taken from
the websites linked in my answer. If something is in quotes in my
answer, it's quoted directly from the websites; otherwise, the
information from the sites is presented in my own words. The lists are
from the websites that are linked, I just placed them into "one column
lists" instead of two or three.
Here's 1 more tip I found for you.
To reduce the fat content of soups and stews make them and let them
sit in the fridge over night before consuming. Much of the fat in the
broth will rise to the top and harden like a shell in the fridge.
Scraping it off and throwing it away the next day gets rid of a lot of
fat in the soup.
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