4 wacky ways to lose weightPosted on May 29th 2008 7:30AM by Jacki Donaldson
Go Blue. The color blue functions as an appetite suppressant. So serve up dinner on blue plates, wear blue while you eat, and cover your table with a blue tablecloth. Then avoid all visions of red, yellow, and orange while you eat. Studies find these colors encourage eating.
Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall. Hang a mirror across from your seat at the table and you may eat one-third less than normal. Looking at yourself while you chow down will remind you of why you're trying to lose weight.
Wacky weight loss tricks(click thumbnails to view gallery)
Smell This. If you sniff a banana, an apple, or a peppermint when you feel the urge to eat, you're likely to feel less hungry and lose more weight. One theory: sniffing these foods tricks the brain into thinking you're actually eating it.
Dress Up. Next time you go to a social event, dress yourself up and let the compliments flow. With everyone telling you how great you look, you'll surely want to watch what you eat. Oh, and wear blue!
Visit this Reader's Digest article for more weight-loss tips -- some standard, some not.