Would you envy someone who consumes a good amount of calories during the day and wakes up losing weight?
We know, we would...
The guilt of mindless binging may make you under eat and over indulge later but we all know that pattern doesn't make it any healthy or stable. Here are some bedtime tricks that'll help you slim down if you follow them religiously.
1. Have a Cup of Tea
Most teas like Green tea have relaxing agents that soothe your nerves when you drink it before going to bed. It also helps you fall asleep faster while working on reducing the fat around your belly. Click here to read about more teas that help you lose weight fast.
2. Plan Small and Steady Meals
Eating multiple, small meals that are nutrient-rich boost your metabolism and ensures that your body continues burning fat throughout the night. Plus, eating frequently will ensure your appetite is kept in check and results in reduction of your midnight snacking habits.
3. Sprinkle Pepper on Your Dinner
Studies have shown that pepper is one of the most effective spices when it comes to burning fat. Sprinkling pepper onto your food is a great trick to regulate your body's fat-burning process before you hit the sack. Click here to know about more spices that help you lose weight.
4. Sleep in a Cold Room
A new study published in Diabetes suggests that turning on the air conditioner or turning down the heat in winter may help us burn belly fat while we sleep. Colder temperatures subtly enhance the effectiveness brown fat in our body.
5. Take a Late Night Shower
Fake a sunset-like temperature drop in your body by taking a hot bath or shower. This method will speed up your metabolism and soothe your senses, resulting in making you fall asleep fast.
6. Breathe Through Your Nose
Apart from stopping you from snoring, this method provides more oxygen so you can take deep breaths that help to relax the body. Your body needs proper relaxation to drop weight healthily.
7. Try Some Mint
A study published in the Journal of Neurological and Orthopaedic Medicine found that we can lose 2 kgs a month just by sniffing peppermint every two hours. Adding mint leaves in hot water before sleep is an easy way to wake up with a lighter body.
8. Put Your Phone Away
People who keep their TV/ laptop screen on at night and allow the night time glow emitting from screen, don't get enough rest and suffer from poor lifestyle habits. A research in Zero Belly Diet suggests that the more electronics we bring into the bedroom, the fatter we get!
9. Eat a Bit of Cottage Cheese
Completely avoiding food before bedtime can actually be bad for your weight loss goals. Have a little cottage cheese before bed. Not only is it rich in protein, but it also contains the amino acid tryptophan that helps you feel full and stops you from waking up hungry (and prevents you from having a big breakfast).
10. Have Sex / Masturbate
The most exciting way to work towards weight loss is getting some before nighty-night.
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