6 Tricks that Sure Help Me Lose Weight:

 

1. Drinking Lemon Water: Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight false hunger cravings.
 
2. Eating with chopsticks and smaller utensils: Remember the 20 min rule? Smaller utensils prevent me from overeating within those first 20 min, before I know I've overeaten;-)
 

3. Snacking instead of eating: This trick might not work for everybody, but has always been perfect for me! I never eat... meals. I only snack. I hate sitting at a table with a plate, spoon and other stuff. When I snack I can do other things at the same time and that prevents me from overeating, because I don't get carried away with my meal. So I have 6-7 snacks a day that prevent me from getting hungry and get my metabolism working evenly all the time.
My snacks from yesterday: Jamba Juice smoothie with plain yogurt+orange+apple+blueberries, peanuts, coffee with multigrain pita chips.
4. Aromatherapy and music: We sometimes turn to food when we don't have enough "flavor" in our lives. To avoid doing that we need to stimulate sensations in some other healthier way, and aromatherapy can do just that. You can read my previous post to see what my aromatherapy routine is. That also applies to music - favorite tunes fill me up with positive energy and I don't have to seek "happiness" elsewhere (like in junk food).
5. Brushing teeth and washing mouth often: when my mouth is fresh, I instinctively want to keep it that way and won't eat anything unless I'm really hungry;-) Plus, there are so many "on the go" oral hygiene options that leave me with no excuse to come up with to not keep my mouth fresh!
 6. Not saying "No": I try not to say "no" to fatty, junk and other bad foods. I simply try to think of every "no" as "yes" to a healthier and prettier me. Negative thoughts hurt our spirit, but positive thoughts - encourage and make us stronger;-)

What are your guys' tricks that help you lose weight? I have so many gorgeous blogger friends here and I'd LOVE to know how you, ladies, manage to stay in such amazing shapes!:-)

24 comments:

  1. I'm totally with you on the toothbrushing trick. When I want a late night snack, I brush and rinse with mouthwash instead; then guzzle ice water. ;)

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    1. Yay! I love that we found a trick that's totally a win-win - healthy teeth and slimmer us;-)))

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    3. Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this write-up
      and also the rest of the site is also really good.
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  2. I'm currently trying to lose some weight so thanks for the advice! You always have great ideas!!

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, Elba! Keep us updated on how things are going with your weight loss, cuz we all struggle with that!;-))

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  3. Lovely post, Maria. Nice tips how to lose weight. (btw, I always get excited when I see you posted something:D)

    I eat meals, but they are small, so I don't overeat. I eat at least 4 times a day. I exercise every day, high intensity training max 20 minut.
    I avoid sugary thing, to keep my sugar at the same level. I eat fruits and natural sweeteners (honey, stevia..). I don't eat anything fried, try to make all my food at home to know exactly what I'm eating. I drink lots of water and green tea during the day.
    Think positive, meditation and keeping myself occupied help a lot too.
    And think of all the pretty clothes you can buy, because when I was heavier, I didn't fit in any pretty clothes!
    I feel like I'm writing a blog post now :D

    xo Deja
    Deja Zu

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, Deja!!! Your comment totally made my day, thank you, sweetie - btw, you're so sweet that I can see why you don't need much sugar in your life;-))))
      Thank you for all the great tips - you're so good with your fitness routine, amazing! And the idea abt clothes is GREAT, probably the most effective ever! Deja, you definitely need to make a blog post about that - you're very knowledgeable and resourceful, and that's awesome, cuz a lot of us struggle with weight issues:-(

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    2. I've been struggling with my weight all my life, I know how you feel! :)
      I will write a blog post soon and I will include some of those tips.
      And thank you very much for lovely reply. I was actually thinking about writting a book or something, but I took all this knowledge from books, so it's all actually already written :)
      X

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    3. Ay, can't wait to read the post, you definitely have A LOT of great tips, if you were gonna write a book abt it! I'm sure the post will be very helpful!!!

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  4. I do most of these things, but I really like #4 and #6. I keep a notebook with inspiration for my weight loss. I include pics of outfits, motivational sayings, etc. I am going to add your post today.

    You've posted to my blog a couple times, but I am a "bad" blogger, I guess, and didn't reply. Actually, I have just been swamped with work and family. Although I didn't reply to you at the time, I was excited that you posted (! wow, someone actually read this !) Thank you and come visit me again soon.

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    1. Oh, thank you so much for taking time to stop by, Lyn! Keeping a notebook with inspirations to reach your goal is such a smart idea - thank you for sharing it! and I'm so happy that my little post can do a small contribution to this notebook, really! I actually had a sneak-peek into your pinterest and saw some things that a very weight-loss motivating;-)))
      Again, thank you for taking time to stop by, Lyn!

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  5. I love lemon water! Regardless of whether you're trying to lose weight or not, it's just so fresh and chic tasting!

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  6. I try to drink a ton of water. And recognize when I am actually hungry instead of bored. Plus, I just eat things in moderation and work out!

    All your tricks are great too!

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    1. You're such an active girl, as well! I can clearly see why you stay in such an amazing shape! And thank you for all your wonderful comments, Katherine - you're just amazing!!! ♥♥♥ u, u're the best!

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  7. Да, иногда нужно обманывать свой организм) почистил зубки и пусть думает, что ему уже пора спать) а не есть)

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    1. Xa-xa, eto tochno, a to on nas toje chasten'ko obmanivaet lojnim golodom;-)))

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  8. great tips!

    I tagged you in the think pink tag!
    Hope you take a look :)

    http://georgiabeee.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/the-think-pink-tag.html

    Georgia xx

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  9. love the lemon water idea! Have you tried cucumber water? I love that stuff too!

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    1. OMG, cucumber water sounds AMAZING! I've heard a lot about its benefits, and definitely need to try it out as well. Thanks so much for the tip, Sophie - I truly appreciate it!♥♥♥

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  10. This was really helpful. I tend to overeat, and am trying to eat better, I eat healthy stuff, but to much of it. Doesn't help that eating fast runs in my family.

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