Take the 2015 All You Ultimate Health Challenge and improve yourself—inside and out— in just 12 weeks.
Week 7: Lose Weight
See yourself slim: Post a motivating photo of yourself (from a time when you were close to your desired shape) on the fridge. Or take out those jeans you aspire to fit into and hang them up somewhere outside your closet, so you’ll see them whenever you pass by.
Eat more slowly: It takes about 20 minutes to feel full, so when you eat more slowly, it gives your body a chance to receive the signals from your brain that you have eaten enough. Taking your time can help prevent you from ingesting extra calories. A University of Rhode Island study found that when college students were told to eat quickly, they downed 646 calories in 9 minutes, but when they slowed down and savored their meals, they at 579 calories in 29 minutes.