Last Updated on June 30, 2020 by Marie Bautista
There are some stuff that sort of creep into you…
Like your weight.
I have been comfortable with myself, and my 3K treadmill run (which used to be every day, then every other day to once a week to once a month), until I noticed my loose jeans became skinny jeans…
…and I can’t find my cheek bones na!
But for the meantime, are their ways to lose some weight without doing anything?
That is what I am most comfortable, eh, doing nothing.
Fortunately, there are ways daw to lose the weight without really trying. Really. Without having to order phentermine online.
Talaga lang ha!
Hmm…I am starting to love this. I have always associated being “puyat” to being payat, but it is exactly the opposite pala. According to a study, the less you sleep, the less leptin your body is likely to produce.
What is leptin ba? It is a powerful hormone that helps you in your weight loss efforts by:
discouraging you from eating (It sends the message, “Hoy, you’re so full na. Stop eating!” to your tummy) and
it makes you energized.
Also, when you don’t sleep, another hormone becomes higher.
It’s called gremlin.
Makes sense. They should not eat after midnight…
Oops, ghrelin pala…
Ghrelin stimulates appetite, the very reason why you are always hungry when you are puyat! To fight the increasing ghrelin if you failed to sleep soundly in one night, experts suggest squeezing a nap the following day. The hormones are affected by how much sleep you had in a 24-hour period.
2. Don’t store cookies in glass jars.
3. Get some sun.
I have always suspected losing and gaining weight is controlled by hormones, and I am right. Getting some sun produces a feel-good hormone called serotonin. This hormone reportedly lessens your craving for sugar and carbohydrates. That explains why I always have an intense need to reach for my cookies every time the weather (and my mood) is gloomy! Experts say that once you long for something sweet, head outside and get some sun (Walk your dog and it will even be better.)
4. Listen to slow music when eating.
Have you noticed how much you munch and eat when the music is fast? The more upbeat the music, the faster you will shove food in your mouth. The solution is switch to slow, soothing music.
5. Put your spoon and fork down after every bite.
You know when you practically shove your spoon into your mouth when you are so full? I know, right? This happens to me every time I get home from work, when I could literally eat a horse. No matter how much I eat, I still feel so hungry.
Kasi nga, it takes around 20 minutes for your tummy to send signals to your brain that it’s full. When you continuously shove food into your mouth, your body does not have time to tell your brain that it’s full, making you eat a lot more.
I know someone who switched to chopsticks just so she can eat slower and with little bites. I am personally trying to take a bite more slowly by putting down my fork and spoon after every bite.
6. Don’t skip a meal.
I used to miss my breakfast believing that I will lose more weight.
I get so hungry at 10 A.M.
Why? Blood sugar plummets, making me feel so hungry. Additionally, when you deprive yourself of food, your metabolism slows down. The lower your metabolism, the harder it will be to lose weight.
7. Keep your emotion under control.
Don’t always be angry because it can make you fat.
Getting angry raises levels of this stress hormone called cortisol, and that increase may contribute to weight gain.
Another research suggests that the more frequently you are angry, the more likely you will be putting on pounds around your waist.
Well, personally, I have noticed that when I am stressed or irritated at somebody or something, I need a drink to eat. A lot.
8.Turn on the lights.
There is a theory that the dimmer the lights, the more you will feel relaxed and less self-conscious. Therefore, the dimmer the room, the more you will eat. I am sure you have noticed that, too. So brighten your dining area.
Melgie Campbell says
Love, love this tricks to lose weight without doing anything- Always get your emotion under control no matter what.:) Thanks for this helpful tips Sis
Aileen A says
Finally I can blame being fat on others lol! I'm going to tell my nephews they're making me fat by stressing me out…
Aileen!!! Missed you ha.
Very useful tips! When people think skipping meals can make lose weigh faster but eventually they are getting sick of what they're doing.
Hmmm. So I need Mr. Sun. I don't have problems with my weight until I became a mom. Maybe because I'm a full time mom and hindi nasisinagan ng araw since I always stay at home. hehehe!
MELISSA U says
Whaaat, I can't believe being angry makes you fat?? Haha! What a revelation. Thanks for sharing. I'll try not to be stressed that much. 🙂
Elizabeth O. says
These are great tips. I know about lack of sleep. It really makes you crave for food, sweets especially.
I like this post, you make this topic fun and easy to understand. I like your word associations too, lol!
Leilani Gamboa says
When I am stressed or problematic, i really tend to eat a lot din most especially sweets. nakakalimutan ang diet diet, haha.
Domesticated Mudra says
lemon water helps me stay in shape – round! lol. it tricks me to drink more and more water which i don't usually do with ordinary tasteless drink
These are really new tips hahaha. Never realized these but I guess, you have a point here. Just couldn't figure out coz I have a good metabolism and could hardly tell if this is due to my daily habits. 🙂
Ron Leyba says
I will keep all of this in mind! Hahaha. Awesome post!
Allan D says
Nice tricks here. Mommy and I started our Military Diet for the 2nd round. Pero 2nd day pa lang hindi ko na kinaya. Nahihilo na ako. Hahaha.
Upon checking, kulang na pala sa nutrients ung kinakain ko. We will try to modify the menu but taking alternatives that will make you feel full but still within the recommended calories for weight loss.
tondo girl says
Oh stress!!! I knew it. Stress is kinda unavoidable especially with the work that I do. So to balance my life and to avoid gaining weight, i usually go to the gym for two hours then spend a good 15 – 20 minutes at the sauna.