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6 Simple Weight Loss Habits You Shouldn't Ignore

With so many health and weight loss tips out there, it can be hard to implement them all. Plus, it is hard to know which ones are worth doing. Here are the top easiest tips that actually do work when it comes to real and lasting weight loss.

Water Before Meals

Researchers say that it is best to consume water before and two hours after a meal to aid in nutrient absorption. A glass of water before a meal can also prevent your insulin levels from spiking, which means your body will store less fat from the meal. A glass of water before a meal can also help you eat less and help your body to distinguish between hunger and dehydration.

Downgrade Your Plate

Humans are visual creatures, which mean that we will feel less if we eat off a smaller plate. Eating a small portion from a big plate makes our minds feel like we are missing out, where as a small plate makes our minds think we are eating more.

Wear Fitted Clothes

Wearing fitted clothes makes you more aware of weight gain. If you were to put on a pair of your favorite fitted jeans, you may notice them feeling a little bit snug. This should naturally help you adjust your eating to help them feel comfortable again. Fitted clothes helps you maintain your weight, since you will notice when you gain a pound or two immediately.

Identify Eating Triggers

Figure out how many times you are eating for reasons that are not related to hunger. Many of us are guilty for eating out of boredom, depression, or stress. Eliminating these eating triggers will help you choose healthier food options and eat less overall.

Choose High-Water Snacks

Eat snacks that have high water content. The best choices are melons, peppers, tomatoes, and berries. Even a cup of broth or vegetable soup would be a good snack choice. These snacks are best because they fill you up with very little calories, and they also help hydrate you.

Pack Food Away Before Eating

After you have made a meal, serve yourself a single portion and then put the rest of the food away for a different day. If you are still hungry after you eat your first plate, try waiting 20 minutes before reaching for seconds. Putting the extra food away will help you avoid overeating.

These tips are so simple that anyone can do them. Put them into practice today, and you will slowly see results.

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