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4 Life-Changing Diet Hacks That Will Help You Lose 4 Pounds This Week

February 2, 2020 by Hannah Kerns
shefinds | Food

With so much advice out there on how best to lose weight, it can be hard to decide the best course of action. However, some quick lifestyle changes can be easy to implement into your daily routine–and can help you see weight loss results more quickly.

Read on for the 4 life-changing diet hacks you should try to lose weight fast!

plate of food

1. Use A Smaller Plate

Using a smaller plate can help control how much you eat, helping you achieve sustainable weight loss while still ensuring that you feel satisfied.

 

"Using large plates can make food appear smaller — often leading to overeating. In one study, people using a large bowl ate 77% more pasta than those using a medium-sized bowl," Healthline explains.

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2. Eat Slowly

Eating slowly is a great way to jumpstart weight loss. Specifically, by taking your time with your food, you may be less likely to overeat.

 

According to Healthline, "Eating slowly increases the levels of gut hormones responsible for feeling full, which may help reduce calorie intake."

flat stomach and jeans

3. Keep A Food Diary

Using a food diary is an excellent way to stay on track for weight loss because it largely eliminates mindless snacking. By keeping a close account of everything you eat, you are more likely to make healthier choices aligned with your weight loss goals.

woman drinking water

4. Drink Water Before Every Meal

Drinking a glass of water before a meal can help with portion control by increasing your feeling of fullness. With this in mind, by opting for some hydration before dinner, you could be helping to reduce your food intake--without feeling hungry.

 

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Hannah Kerns pitches and writes compelling stories for SheFinds' readers. When she isn't listening to podcasts or catching up on true crime, she covers the latest in beauty, health, fashion, and celebrity news. To reach Hannah, email [email protected]

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