Know how your home can help you lose weight

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Nov 30, 2017
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  • Colors can supress or revive appetite.
  • You can start your weight loss journey anytime,anyday at your home.
  • Your dishes can make a lot of difference in your appetite.

We all know that colors have varied effects on our mood. According to a new study, colors also have an effect on our food cravings along with calming the senses. Researchers found out that colors suppress the appetite, so why not use this phenomenon to lose some pounds. 

Yes, as per researchers some colors calm your senses and help your body to regulate or suppress hunger. The color of your walls and dishes can be a big contributing factor in your weight loss attempt.

Your home can help you lose weight 

Yes, your home is the first place from where you can start your weight loss journey. Just some changes in your interiors and your home can help you lose at least some weight. 

Here are some tricks that can help you get rid of those extra pounds. Have a look!

Change colour of your dishes

If you go for plates with a lighter or darker hue, you will be tricking your brain into eating less food. Researchers found that people who had low contrast between their food and their plate served themselves 30% more food as compared to those who had high contrast between their plate and food. So, all you need to do is get yourself a dark coloured plate if your food is lighter in colour and if you are having dark coloured food, get a light coloured plate to serve it. 

Get smaller dishes

It’s basically a no brainer. You need to serve food in smaller dishes to eventually serve yourself less food. If you use larger bowls or larger plates, you eat more. Even studies are available to support this fact. Smaller bowls or plates will make you eat lesser.

Hang a mirror close to your dining table

Studies reveal that people who ate dessert while looking into a mirror, at less of the dessert and spent more time in looking into the mirror. Researchers suggest that “presence of a mirror can make unhealthy food less tasty by increasing self-awareness”. 

Play with lighting in your dining room and kitchen

In a study, customers in a restaurant with dim lighting ambience consumed 175 fewer calories. The studies further revealed that the patrons even enjoyed their food more. So, if you just dim the light in your dining area, you will consume less food while enjoying it to the fullest. You can also play light music to lift up the ambience a bit. 

Get rid of the television in your dining area

When you are eating while being distracted in technology, you tend to eat more. When you get rid of all distractions, you concentrate more on your food and have a better track of the food that you are eating. This helps you avoid consuming more calories. 

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