- Use food allergies & intolerances to get away with not eating certain, high calorie foods, for example: if you say you’re lactose intolerance then you can’t have ice cream, whipped cream or virtually anything that is fattening. Fantastic! If you don’t want to eat bread and pasta then you can say that you’re gluten intolerant or that you get bloated by gluten and are trying to avoid it.
- Get off the bus/underground one or two stations early and walk the remaining distance to your work/school/destination – it’s a great way to get some extra exercise.
- If there’s no binge food in the house, then you can’t binge on it. Don’t bring it home in the first place!
- Take cold showers so that you get really cold and your body has to burn calories to restore it’s temperature to normal.
- If it’s cold outside, take a long walk but “forget” your jacket so you get gold. Then you’ll shiver and your body will, again, burn calories to reheat itself – plus the walk will burn some extra calories.
- Drink a lot of water during before and during your meal. This will prevent you from eating to much food.
- Drink at least 3 liters of water. It’s very common that you start feeling hungry when you’re really just thirsty or bored. Drink a pint of water and do something to distract yourself from the feeling of hunger.
- If you must have something with calories – drink warm tea or broth, which is low cal and will give you the feeling of being full. Watch out for sodium (salt) content in the broth and buy the ones that are low in sodium. The sodium will bind fluids and make you gain weight.
- Consuming ginger in all its forms boosts your metabolism and makes you burn calories faster. Plus it aids your digestive system and pickled ginger only has about 5 calories/100grams.