Skip the gym (and do this in­stead!) Cheat ways to Slim!

Try these easy life hacks to keep the weight off and feel amaz­ingé

Now (UK) - - BODY GOALS -

em­brace the dark...

...when you’re asleep, that is. Sleep­ing in a bed­room that’s too light can cause an in­crease in both BMI (body mass in­dex) and waist size, ac­cord­ing to a study on more than 113,000 women*. Me­tab­o­lism is af­fected by cycli­cal rhythms within the body that re­late to sleep­ing, wak­ing and light ex­po­sure, so sleep­ing in a to­tally dark room, ev­ery night, is the best sce­nario for your bod – in­side and out.

Avoid white plates

A Univer­sity of Va­len­cia study found that eat­ing from white plates made your food taste 7% sweeter, 9% more en­joy­able and 13% more flavour­some. So if you’re hav­ing a din­ner party, great, get out the white plates. But if you’re din­ing in for one and want to shed a few pounds, choose a darker shade of china.

minty fresh

Post-din­ner mints aren’t just good at fresh­en­ing your breath, they also put you off eat­ing any­thing else. Al­ter­na­tively, a study at the Univer­sity of Rhode Is­land found that chew­ing sugar-free gum re­sulted in par­tic­i­pants con­sum­ing 68 fewer calo­ries at lunch, re­sist­ing more crav­ings, and burn­ing around 5% more calo­ries than non-gum chew­ers.

Hot and spicy

Re­searchers from the Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia found that eat­ing chilli pep­pers helps re­duce your waist­line as the heat raises your me­tab­o­lism and burns

away the fat.

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