If you’ve been trying to lose weight for a while, you’ve probably heard of every weight loss technique in the book. Of course there’s dieting, working out, and weight loss supplements. But, you know all of those. And you’ve probably found things that work for you and some that don’t. But, maybe you’re running out of things that do work for you. And, that’s why we have some weird weight loss techniques for you. You probably haven’t heard of them before, and they might make a huge difference in your weight loss techniques.
These weird weight loss techniques aren’t dangerous like some other techniques that have been used throughout the centuries. (Some people would take different types of poison to increase their metabolism!) And, they’re easy to add into your life. You don’t need to go out and get special tools that you may use once and never use again. Here are just a few weird weight loss techniques that may make your weight loss journey easier. Or, at least give you some new things to try.
Weird Weight Loss Techniques: Smell Your Food
Why eat your food when you can smell it? Kidding, it’s not the same. But, it may help satisfy some cravings. Grab yourself some fragrant foods like apples, bananas, or peppermint. Smelling them can trick your brain into thinking you’re eating them. And, that can make you less hungry, and make you eat less. Scent has a strong effect on your body. One other scent you may want to try is vanilla. It’s a calming scent and may help prevent you from getting sugar cravings. Try lighting a vanilla candle in the evening and see if that helps get rid of any late-night snack cravings.
Weird Weight Loss Techniques: Sleep in a Cold Room
When you sleep in a cold room, your body needs to work harder to warm itself up. And, that can help you burn extra calories when you’re sleeping. That could be a potential 8 extra hours of weight loss. And, you may sleep better in a cold room. Getting enough sleep is important when it comes to losing weight. Your body sometimes has trouble figuring out when it’s lacking sleep or lacking sugar. So, if you’re overly tired, it might make you crave unhealthy foods. Just making your room cold at night might make a world of difference when it comes to getting down to your goal weight.
Weird Weight Loss Techniques: Embrace Blue
Different colors have different effects on your mood and cravings. While red may increase your appetite, blue does the opposite. Many people find it to be an unappetizing color which can help you eat less. You don’t need to paint your entire kitchen or house blue. But, consider purchasing some blue plates, blue napkins, or a blue tablecloth. The reason blue suppresses our appetite is that there aren’t really any blue foods (except for blueberries). But, when other food is blue, you know it’s gone bad. So, your brain sends you a signal saying ‘don’t eat this.’