Losing weight can seem to be a complicated and arduous task. There are countless diet plans and weight loss techniques available for you to choose from. The numerous rules and restrictions that are part of all these plans can make losing weight seem like a really difficult goal to achieve.
The thing to keep in mind is that almost all these weight loss plans consider calories as the most essential aspect of losing or gaining weight. This is a very simplistic and misguided view about losing weight. You need to consider many other aspects involved in losing weight, as our bodies are much more complicated than just calories affecting our weight.
Calories themselves are not a standard entity. There are different types of calories contained in different foods and they have different kinds of effects on the body. The reality is that there are a number of ways you can lose weight without even considering calories as a factor. Here are a few ways you can lose weight without having to worry about calories.
#1. Eggs for breakfast
If you eat bagels or some other grain based food for breakfast, you should stop eating that and switch to eggs for breakfast. Eggs have been proven to have a number of health benefits. Aside from that, eating an average of two eggs for breakfast will fill up your stomach and you will not feel very hungry around lunch time.
This means that you can easily eat a small lunch and still feel satisfied. Thus, you will automatically take in less calories without consciously having to worry about it.
#2. Use smaller plates
This is a simple but effective way to trick your brain into thinking that you are eating more than you actually are. Our brains have become used to judging the amount of food you eat based on the amount of food compared to the size of the plate.
So if you use a small plate but don’t change the size of your food serving, your brain will think that you have increased the amount of food on the plate. This will have the effect of making your brain think that you have eaten more than you actually have and your stomach will feel more fulfilled and less hungry after eating.
#3. Get enough sleep
Getting at least 7 hours of sleep on a regular basis is essential if you want to stay healthy and lose weight. The amount of sleep you get has a direct effect on the amount of stress you feel. Both sleep and stress have a direct effect on the amount of hunger you feel.
If you don’t get enough sleep, you are at increased risk of becoming obese. This is because being sleep deprived makes you feel more hungry than usual and you will end up over-eating to try to get the energy that you lost by sleeping less.
Therefore, get a good amount of sleep every night, at least 7 or 8 hours, and you won’t get the urge to eat as much and it will become easier for you to lose weight.