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Men's Fitness - - Updates | Fat Loss -

De­lay eat­ing the dough nut

It might seem too sim­ple to be ef­fec­tive, but telling your­self (ide­ally not out loud) that you’re not go­ing to have that sweet snack now but you will later in the day is of­ten enough to quell your crav­ings, ac­cord­ing to re­search pub­lished in the Jour­nal Of Per­son­al­ity And So­cial Psy­chol­ogy. This ap­proach means you’re not tech­ni­cally deny­ing your­self, al­though the chances are you won’t be both­ered later on and so avoid snack­ing al­to­gether.

Kill crav­ings with wa­ter

Feel­ing hun­gry can of­ten be your brain mis­in­ter­pret­ing a thirst, so next time you’re tempted by the bis­cuit tin have a glass of cold wa­ter to see off your crav­ings. Re­search pub­lished in the Euro­pean Jour­nal Of Nu­tri­tion found that 500ml of wa­ter is enough to stretch your stom­ach and send sig­nals to tell your brain you’re full. The study also found peo­ple who drink half a litre of wa­ter be­fore a meal eat 22% fewer calo­ries than those who don’t.

Be smart on so­cial me­dia

Whether you’re try­ing to lose weight or just eat health­ier more of­ten, a sen­si­ble strat­egy is to get off so­cial me­dia. Sim­ply see­ing food can stim­u­late crav­ings and hunger and even in­crease por­tion size when you next sit down to eat, ac­cord­ing to re­search pub­lished in the In­ter­na­tional Jour­nal Of Obe­sity. Limit your ex­po­sure to stom­ach-rum­bling food pics by un­fol­low­ing all those av­o­cado-lov­ing ac­counts on In­sta­gram and other so­cial me­dia.

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