Keep Your Bedroom Cold

People normally associate extra weight with the winter season since people tend to stay more indoors and eat a bunch of junk food. Think of your body as a furnace. When the temperature outside is 98.6 degrees, your body doesn’t need to burn much fuel to maintain a normal temperature.

When the temperature is 30 degree outside, though, your body needs to burn massive amounts of fuel to maintain its temperature. When you’re sleeping, keep your room at a cool 65 degrees or so compared to a subtropical 76. As much as you’d like to pretend you’re sleeping in Tahiti, it may not be the best idea. You can burn calories in your sleep by being cold, and who the heck wouldn’t want to lose weight while sleeping? It’s the easiest thing you’d do all day!

Buy Food With Cash Instead Of Cards

Have you ever went to buy something and opened your wallet to see how much cash was in there, before thinking that spending all that money might not be such a good idea? That’s a trick that you can apply to the food that you eat. When you can see the cash that you are pulling out of your wallet, you can see the budget right in front of you.

When faced with a budget in your face, you are more likely to pick something healthy. Think of it as the last money that you will spend in the entire day. Do you want to spend that cash on a double scoop chocolate fudge sundae? Or would you rather know you spent your last day’s money on a fruit bowl? That good feeling of knowing you made the right choice will keep carrying over, and soon enough you will start preferring the fruit bowl in the first place.

Sniff Peppermint

Now this doesn’t mean that you should be snorting peppermint like it’s cocaine, that would be a terrible piece of advice. Instead, have bowls of peppermint around the house like they’re potpourri. When smelled, peppermint helps to decrease your hunger levels. Basically, it’s a misdirection sleight of hand trick for your brain.

Your mind gets distracted on the strong sense of peppermint and gets too busy to think about hunger. One study showed that inhaling peppermint oil once every two hours (while awake, of course) for five days straight reduced nearly 4,000 calories in that week. That’s more than one pound of weight loss per week, which is setting you on the right path. Mint flavored gum can also give you a bit of a boost in your fight against hunger.

5 Easy Tricks To Lose Weight

November and December are packed with cold weather and holidays, which means most people chow down way more than they probably should. The sudden weight gain at the end of the year causes a lot of people to make New Year’s resolutions to drop the new weight (and some of the old weight that had been sticking around).

If you start to resemble Santa Claus more than the person that was in your summer pictures, then it might be time to consider dropping a few pounds. We all have that moment of clarity where we ask ourselves “what in the world happened this year?” We have you covered right now, though.

Even if you don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions and want to lose weight anyway, you know that it can be tough. While dieting and exercising are the two essentials in losing weight (there is no quick way, sorry) there are some odd things that can help along the way.

Doing these tricks alone won’t melt a massive amount of calories to get you into your smallest pair of pants— they’re like a vitamin booster in your smoothie (and chocolate peanut butter smoothies should be avoided if you’re trying to lose weight). So what are these easy tricks that will promote your weight loss? Here are 5 to get you kick-started.