Christmas shopping, family time, wrapping, sending cards, crimbo tunes, it’s a super festive time right now.
And hey, we FINALLY got our tree – woop woop.
7 days – we’re officially on the countdown.
Christmas is coming soon which means so is 2018!!
With temptation EVERYWHERE and even less available time for workouts I know it can be difficult and believe me, I have to work hard at keeping in shape too.
So here’s 2 EASY tricks to help you fight that festive flab and go strong into 2018.
They require ZERO willpower, are super simple and something anyone can do.
Infact these tips can help you consume a mahoosive HALF of your usual festive calories.
75% of our calories come from food that we eat in bowls, plates and cups.
Ok Lee, why should I care?
According to studies, we can control how much we consume by varying the SIZES of our bowls, plates and cups.
People drink an average of 20% MORE if their beverage is in a short, wide glass as opposed to a tall narrow glass.
We visually process the information that the tall, narrow glass appears bigger.
Switch up your glass for a tall, narrow one and you’ll drink LESS.
A 20% reduction of liquid calories adds up quickly
Simple but super powerful – give it a go.
BOWLS, PLATES & SPOONS
This is where it REALLY gets good.
After an ice cream study was carried out on adults.
Those given SMALLER bowls to serve themselves ice cream ate 31% less than those given BIGGER bowls.
That’s a lot fewer calories.
Then they added a bigger ice cream scoop to the experiment.
People given bigger bowls AND bigger scoops ended up serving themselves a whopping 57% MORE ice cream.
Imagine eating less than HALF your normal festive calories this season simply by changing the size of your bowls, cups and serving utensils.
This takes ZERO willpower, just choose a salad plate instead of a regular plate when serving yourself.
Opt for a teaspoon for desert instead of a tablespoon – even better SHARE it.
You get my drift.
This may seem too simple to work but I promise it does and hey, don’t just take my word for it.
Give it a go : )
Lee ‘likes eating yogurt with a baby spoon’ Donald x
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