There are many ways to lose weight, however, not all are applicable to all types of people.
Thus, you should thoroughly assess what method best works for your schedule and lifestyle before you start a lose-weight plan.
Otherwise, you will be wasting time and effort on things that just won’t work.
If you are a person who can’t religiously watch your diet due to work, study, health or other reasons, do these 8 things every night to lose more weight.
1. Finish Your Dinner Before 7 O’clock In The Evening
It is said that it is not good to sleep just after having dinner.
Anatomically, it is not recommended to lie flat on the bed with a full stomach; otherwise, the food can regurgitate to the esophagus and cause heartburn.
At least two hours after meals is recommended for a person to rest before he/she hits the hay.
Eating before seven in the afternoon ensures the two-hour period for the food to move through the stomach and complete the digestive process before sleeping.
If you want to lose weight faster, make sure that the food you ate is properly digested and absorbed into your system before going to sleep.
Unabsorbed nutrients due to indigestion’s result in poor metabolism which leads to the accumulation of excess body fats.
2. Brush Your Teeth Early
Experience would prove that brushing teeth affects appetite.
Because of the clean feeling brought about by brushing, many lose the appetite to eat.
Losing appetite can lessen cravings for sweets or snacks during the night.
Thus, it controls food intake.
Food intake during the night is closely associated with the accumulation of excess fat for the fact that food is ingested when the digestive system is not at its peak performance.
Therefore, people who munch nuts, sweet candies, carbs or heavy snacks have the tendency to get fat than people who don’t.
If you want to lose weight, avoid eating at night.
3. Complete The Required Hours Of Sleep
Sleeping does a lot of wonders.
It is said that when we sleep, the body starts to rest and undergoes a process called detoxification.
It is for this reason that we should complete the recommended hours of sleep (8 hours for kids and 6 hours for adults) as it is understood that every minute is a part of the resting and detoxification process.
Completing this number of hours helps in eliminating the toxins that could hinder the normal process of metabolism.
Plus, enough sleep means a healthy brain. As they say, a tired, sleep-deprived brain is the cause of food cravings.
4. Empty Your Mind Before Going To Sleep
As the importance of sleep cannot be undermined in losing weight, you should do your best to attain the most peaceful sleep every night.
One technique to attain this is the practice of emptying your mind before going to sleep.
The steps are simple. First, sit down, relax and concentrate.
Eliminate every thought that is entering your mind whether positive or negative.
Then lie down on the bed and close your eyes.
It won’t be long when sleep comes after completing this process.
Believe me, you will have a recharged brain and good feeling the next day when you wake up.
5. Sleep At 11 O’clock In The Evening
According to the Traditional Chinese Medicine, the gallbladder becomes active between 11 P.M to 1 A.M.
During this period, migraine, dizziness, resentment, and bitterness may be felt like some of its physical and emotional symptoms.
It is therefore suggested that at this time of the night, we should sleep and regenerate as the gallbladder is being detoxified.
Remember that a healthy gallbladder means enough production of bile.
Bile, in return, is the enzyme that breaks fats.
When enough bile is secreted by a healthy gallbladder, it follows that there will be no excess fats to be stored in some parts of the body.
6. Drink Red Wine
Many success stories feature drinking red wine as one of the recipes of a successful weight loss program.
Before hitting the sack, one or two glasses of red wine are the common regimen recommended online.
With or without scientific basis, the regimen is claimed as effective.
If it worked for more than one person, then it’s worth giving a try.
Besides, red wine has a relaxing effect that could help promote good sleep which in turn, could help in losing weight.
So whether or not red wine has a direct effect on weight loss, it still pays to drink a moderate amount before sleeping.
7. Take Apple Cider
A friend once testified that apple cider helped her lose weight.
When asked about the measurement, she mentioned that it depends upon what a person can tolerate.
In her case, there were many times when she took 2 tablespoons before going to bed.
Apple cider has many well-known benefits such as improving digestion and loss of appetite.
While it is not recommended to lose appetite every dinner, it pays to ingest apple cider as it also has the effect of reducing appetite.
Reduced appetite can make you take light dinner and avoid ingesting too much food which is not recommended before bedtime.
8. Exercise And Sweat
Exercise and sweat before you go to bed.
This is one of the techniques in sleeping early and conditioning the body to have good blood circulation.
Exercising is a well-known technique in losing weight by allowing the consumption of calories more than the average consumed during normal tasks.
Blood circulation, on the other hand, aids the muscles that use the energy by carrying oxygen that could help the latter function better.
Also, exercising can make you sweat.
Sweating can make you lose weight by shedding excess water in the body.
Sometimes, what we consider as fats are simply excess water which needs to be flushed out.
There is no hard and fast rule in losing weight.
Even the eight things above should not be taken as a perfect recipe for weight loss.
Study your lifestyle and modify your weight loss plan accordingly.
Make use of strategies that could help you sustain your desire to lose weight from beginning to end.
Keep in mind that consistency plays a big role in the success of your plan.