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Strange techniques can help to lose weight

 

Many people struggle to get the perfect weight and lose pounds of kilograms in a more easy way than dieting and going to gyms.    Some experts claim that there are a large number of strange breakthroughs that can be useful, and there are two of the most unusual ways to get rid of pounds of kilograms, namely to eat red dishes and sleep in the dark.    According to experts, exposure to icy temperatures and cold showers has the potential to increase metabolism by activating so-called "brown fat" in your body.



Many people struggle to get the perfect weight and lose pounds of kilograms in a more easy way than dieting and going to gyms.


Some experts claim that there are a large number of strange breakthroughs that can be useful, and there are two of the most unusual ways to get rid of pounds of kilograms, namely to eat red dishes and sleep in the dark.


According to experts, exposure to icy temperatures and cold showers has the potential to increase metabolism by activating so-called "brown fat" in your body.


According to Harley Street nutritionist and weight loss specialist Kim Pearson, brown fat is actually "good" unlike its white counterpart, which appears heavily around the area of the diaphragm, bottoms and chin.


When exposed to a temperature below 16 ° C (61 ° F), brown fat, found around the shoulder bones, spine and kidney, tries to keep the body warm, and does so by burning excess calories stored in the body and usually in the form of white fat.


Scientists believe that so-called cold therapy may offer one way to address high obesity rates and type 2 diabetes.


"Lowering body temperature can increase metabolism because your body uses more energy to try to get itself back to a good temperature," Pearson added.


  1. A Czech study published in 1996
  2. in the European Journal of Applied Physiology
  3. and Professional Physiology


found that young athletes who bathed in cold water at 14 degrees Celsius (57 Fahrenheit) for an hour three times a week for six weeks had seen an increase in metabolic rate, i.e. the number of calories the body burns at rest.


A recent article, in the 2009 edition of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, found that the Cold Water Challenge for less than five minutes has similar strong effects.


Even David Weiner, a training and nutrition specialist in the Freeletics fitness app, said that the same logic applies to drinking cold water, rather than water at room temperature, however, the science is not yet quite clear, with some estimating that the body will burn an additional four calories per cup of cold water.



Sitting at the table to eat


  • Experts say that not being distracted while eating
  • such as sitting at the dinner table can skilfully help you recognize satiety time
  • and sitting down to eat intentionally can help to lose weight
  • as long as it's at a table and not at the desk or in front of the TV.
  • "Spending time eating more slowly and mentally
  • rather than when we navigate or are distracted by devices
  • helps us identify satiety time and prevent overeating," said specialist Pearson.


Research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition broadly classified eating patterns as "attentive," such as sitting quietly and recording what was eaten during a meal, or quite the opposite "distracted."


The study found that people who eat while distracted do not care much about food, are unaware of how much they ate, and consume 10 per cent more than those who are seized at mealtimes.


The results showed that people who were distracted ate 25 per cent more in their next meal, and Pearson added: "Slow down eating by getting used to chewing well."


Save quantities of food consumed


Experts say manually tracking what you eat may be the best way to get rid of bad habits, and recommends north London personal trainer and online fitness trainer, Chelsea Labadini, using food tracking apps to calculate calories.


Pearson adds: 


"Keeping a food diary for a week can help keep attention to those reckless habits and make people aware of the things they do that don't help them."


However, experts and charities warn that calorie tracking can lead people to eating disorders, while it can help with individual goals and motivations, adding them can "stimulate, maintain or worsen the symptoms of disturbed eating", they say.



Sleeping with a mask


  1. Experts say it's not only important to get plenty of sleep
  2. but also make sure your bedroom is dark
  3. and getting an aesthetic sleep is related to weight loss.


Sleeping seven to nine hours a night can prevent access to daytime snacks, as well as keeping energy levels high to stay active the next day, it also helps curb cravings and regulate leptin and ghrelin hormones that control hunger and appetite.


Scientists say we should turn off the phone, TV and lights before going to bed and even sleeping wearing a mask.


A team from Northwestern University in Illinois found that those exposed to much light during the night were more than 50 per cent at risk of obesity.


The study, published in the journal Sleep, monitored 550 volunteers being exposed to light in the 1960s to the 1980s for one week, About 41 per cent of participants who spent less than five consecutive hours in the dark overnight were obese and one in five had diabetes At the same time, the obesity rate was only 27 per cent among those sleeping in the dark diabetes ", while only one in 10 had diabetes.


Changing the color of dishes


In addition to where to eat, the size and colour of the dish you also use can affect the amount of food you eat, and it has been found that eating on a red dish prevents overeating.


Professor Charles Spence, an experimental psychologist at the University of Oxford, explained in his 2018 book Stomach Physics: New Eating Science that the dish colour deceives the brain for smaller meals.


He said: 


"Snacks, unhealthy things on a red plate, you end up eating a little bit of food because it's red on a plate where it seems to raise some sort of danger or avoidance signal, red is a primitive risk signal, but it also gives food less variation than it makes it undesirable so you'll eat less of it."


Belgian philosopher Franz Delbof found that smaller dishes can help you eat less according to his studies dating back to the 1860s.


Delboff's illusion is a kind of optical trick where a point appears with a large circle around it smaller than a point of the same size surrounded by a small circle, the diagram forces the brain to perceive the point in the context of the outer ring, and in theory, having a smaller dish may deceive people into thinking they have more food.



Get rid of Diet drinks


In an effort to reduce weight, many people switch from sugary drinks to diet soft drinks in order to cut up to 100 calories at a time


  • however experts warn that sweeteners used in diet drinks may change the
  • way your body responds to different foods.
  • Researchers at the University of Southern California found that
  • the sugar substitute fails to stimulate cells in


the intestines that inform the brain of sugar and calories have been consumed, leaving the body still eager for sugar.


Dietitian Pearson added that we still have to classify diet soft drinks as a "cure" even if they are better than a sugary alternative


and continued:


 "Your gut microbiome affects how your body responds to different foods."


A study published in 2019 showed that the gut microbiome affects metabolism through its production of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), these fatty acids increase fat burning and reduce fat storage.