Okay I admit, this will probably be the weirdest blog post you read all week. But it’s a subject that I’ve seen pop up here and there lately, and what better time to write about it than after the Thanksgiving feast? I thought it would be amusing to take a look at some of the advice out there. I’ve taken direct excerpts from articles and added the links. Some might make you laugh, but some make a whole lot of sense I think.
SO WHAT THE HECK CAN YOUR HOME DO TO HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT??
1. PAINT YOUR KITCHEN BLUE AND EAT ON BLUE PLATES!!
Interior design:Miles Redd
“According to the BHIA Organization, colors affect our mood and energy and as such can be used to treat or affect many aspects of our health and lives. Color therapy is a form of vibrational healing. Colors affect the pituitary, which in turn affect the entire metabolism. Because color therapy hasn’t been properly studied, most of the results should be considered anecdotic and might or might not work for you.
Open your refrigerator and what do you see first? Colas, crunchy chocolates or frozen fries? Maybe it’s time to restock your refrigerator with healthy, low calorie food options. If you really want to lose weight, it’s important to have fruits, low calorie food options in sight. This is to ensure that whenever you feel like munching, you do not touch the ‘untouchables’.
4. WARDROBE DOWNSIZING
Open your wardrobe and if you see stocks of dresses that comfort your excess paunch or hide those love angles, get rid of them. Maybe your clothes are making you comfy in your skin! Watch out for that.
5. LOOK OUT FOR EXERCISE OPTION IN YOUR ROOM
Whatever little or big you have invested in your home exercise equipment, make sure it is placed at strategic locations such that it always crosses your line of sight. It could be your yoga mat, skipping rope or even a stepper. “With exercise equipment around, you are forced to be more active, thus enabling you to spend some time on it,” says fitness expert Leena Mogre. So make sure you do not stock it up inside your cupboard and let it be in.
6. KICK THE TV OUT OF THE BEDROOM
The more time you spend watching television, the more you lose focus of your fitness goals. Recent studies have revealed that television-viewing is implicated as a cause for obesity in children. So, get that idiot box out of your room. You will be able to catch up on sleep and hence feel more active the next morning; perhaps, active enough to hit the treadmill.
7. DO HOUSE HOLD WORK
A recent study proved that housework and pet walks help you burn far more calories than any gym routine. Hence, take your pooch out for walks and mop your floor once a while. The process will effectively help you burn calories.
Read full article here: Ways your home can help you lose weight – The Times of Indiahttp://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/fitness/Ways-your-home-can-help-you-lose-weight/articleshow/5368340.cms#ixzz16PywUyM5