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How to Trick your Mind to Lose WeightHani Amir / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

Our subconscious mind takes care of our habits and it gets challenging to change a habit or follow a new one as our subconscious mind is rigid and stubborn but can we trick it to make changes for good. Can we trick it till it adapts to the new habits we need to lose weight? May be following points will help. If you know more tips feel free to write them in the comment as everyone can benefit from them.

“I may not be as strong as I think, but I know many tricks and I have resolution.” — Ernest Hemingway

1. Rise early:

If you are not a morning person it will take you some time to adopt this change but once you get use to starting your day early you will completely love the serenity of the morning time. You will be more productive and would be able to accomplish more than just weight loss.

Start exercising within 30 mins after you wake up. Why? Because our mind is smart enough to find excuses and avoid working out later in that day. I have started keeping my workout clothes and shoes near my bed so I stumble upon them first thing in the morning. Before my mind tells me to sleep for 5 more mins I get dressed for my workout.

“The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” — Carlos Castaneda

2. Have a hearty healthy breakfast:

Make this your biggest meal of the day. Eat healthy breakfast but avoid sugary cereals. A vegetable juice can be a very good addition to your breakfast and please don’t trust the package juices as they are mostly fake and filled with sugar.

If you love sweets don’t have them after dinner have a small portion with your breakfast giving yourself enough time to burn the calories but don’t make this a habit. If you get tempted say to yourself. This will stay for few minutes on my lips but forever on my hips. Trust me this line works.

3. Eat slow:

Eat like a baby. I understand you may not have time to eat slowly in the morning but you can try this trick for your lunch and dinner. Eat in small plates, eat extremely small bits, and chew a lot. This will make you full very soon. You will be surprised how much less food is required to feel full. As you chew your food properly it will help with the digestion. A happy stomach will reward you in many ways. Losing weight will be just one of the benefits.

“Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.” — Charles Dickens

4. Cutoff time:

Have your dinner early. Keep a gap of 2 to 3 hours between your dinner and bed time as this helps with the digestions. This habit will also take some getting used to so here is an excellent trick that I recently found out. Brush your teeth immediately after dinner and send a signal to your mind to cutoff any thoughts about food for that day. The fresh minty taste of the toothpaste will also help to control your sweet tooth cravings.

“The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.” — Marjorie Pay Hinckley

5. Keep moving:

If you have a sitting job try walking for a couple of mins every 1 hour. Walk to the water cooler, to the washroom, printer, a colleague anything just get up every hour or 90 mins and walk for a minute or two. Everything adds up a min of walk or a piece of candy. Your weight loss success depends on what you choose.

A very effective way to shed some pounds is to go for a walk after dinner. What it is raining outside? You say or you have to watch your favorite TV show after dinner. Then I suggest walking inside the house or march in one place as long as the show runs 30 mins or an hour. Be gentle with your knees and ankles as you walk, run or jog.

“Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.” — Tom Peters

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7 comments on “How to Trick your Mind to Lose Weight

  1. Dhiraj

    Hey Yami,

    Good going with the posts… Would like to add a few points here that i have implemented and has worked for me.

    1. Taking the stairs: Climbing up stairs is one of the best exercise that you u can do on a daily basis.
    It helps build stamina and strengthens you bones. One can start with taking the stairs while climbing down n once you get into that habit, try climbing stairs, may be one floor at a time. It is a difficult choice to make when the lift is right next to the staircase… the choice is yours..

    2. Drink plenty of water: We all know, that in order to stay healthy you need to drink a minimum of 3 liters of water on a daily basis. However we tend to drink water while having a meal or immediately after the meal. I read this somewhere and have tried to follow that. you should have water after 20 to 30 min of your meal. This helps your stomach to digest food well.

    Will share more later :)
    thanks
    Dj

    1. yamini Post author

      Thanks DJ. It is such a pleasure to have you here. Both your tips are indeed very useful. Thank you for sharing ideas that actually worked from you. I am sure me and the readers will benefit a lot from the information you generously provided. Cannot wait to get more tips. :)

  2. Vijay Prabhu

    Nice Article Yamini, basically you can trick you mind to do anything the only condition is you follow it up religiously

    1. yamini Post author

      Thank right Vijay. We can trick our mind for everything. Thanks for your comment :)

  3. Sophie

    Hi Yamini.. I have been trying to loose weight for couple of years.. Although I am aware of the basic rules I should follow but have not been able to keep up with them.. Thank you so much for the excellent trick of brushing teeth immediately after dinner.. I try to finish dinner by 7:30 – 8 PM and sleep around 10:30 PM.. But find it hard to stay away from food till bedtime.. I love to much on random stuff post dinner.. Will try the brush technique and let you know :) Please write more such tricks.. Its motivating.. Thanks :)

    1. yamini Post author

      Hi Sophie; You keep a good gap between your dinner and bed time if you keep those hours food free you will get very close to your target weight. The brushing teeth trick worked like a charmed for me. I also had a difficult time to stay away from food after the cutoff time. I would love to know how it helped you. I will surely write more articles like this one. Thanks for your comment…:)

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