Losing weight can be a trying and emotional journey. You can yo-yo in and out of committing yourself to it and try lots of different methods. Sometimes it can feel like the convention “eat less, do more” approach isn’t working for you. You’ve tried counting calories and adding extra workouts to your schedule. But the weight isn’t shifting. If you’re struggling, you might start looking for alternative methods of losing weight. There are lots of things that can help you, although most of them must be combined with a healthy diet and exercise. Have a look at some of the more unusual ways to lose weight below.
Odd Ways to Buy and Eat Less
The mind is a strange and complicated thing. But for all its intelligence, it’s actually quite easy to trick it. There are lots of ways that you can influence your brain so that you buy the right foods and eat less. One of them is to pay for your groceries with cold, hard cash. You’re more likely to pay attention to what you’re buying and spending if you have to count the money out at the end. One weird way to eat less is to sniff peppermint, which may help to suppress your appetite. If you want to serve yourself smaller portions, do it at the stove and not at the table. Even eating on a colored plate or a smaller one could make you eat less.
People often try different pills and medications to help them lose weight. But what you might not know is that you can have weight loss injections. These shots can contain a number of different ingredients. Some of them use vitamin B12 while others have Lipoden or hCG. Which one you choose will depend on what your aims are. Some will help you burn fat and also gain muscle, some will give you extra energy and can even have anti-aging properties.
Make Everyday Activities More Intense
Sometimes, you just can’t see how you can exercise more. You don’t have any more time in your day or week to add extra workouts. You’ve tried making it more intense and doing different exercises, but it’s not helping. What you can do is use the time you do have, when you’re doing other things. For example, if you’re at home and go upstairs to get something, run up and down a couple of times before you come back downstairs.
Set a Visual Goal
Goals are essential when you’re losing weight or following a workout routine. But sometimes having a weight in your head doesn’t mean much, apart from the numbers on the scale. What you could do instead is have a dress size you want to fit into and hang it on display to keep in mind. Of you could do something as simple as making a mark on your measuring tape for the size you want your stomach or thighs to be.
If you have reached a plateau with your weight loss, you might have to think outside of the box. But there are always many different ways you can approach your goal.