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Mental Tricks To Lose Weight In Just A Month

By: Akila Seetharam Indurti

Well, is it possible to lose weight that too in just a month? Are there any magic potions and pills, which are available that will give us that coveted hourglass figure?

Well, the answer is yes and no. It is possible to start losing weight in just a month. But, certainly not with any magic diet!

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It is all to do with our mind. Yes, you read it right. By making up on your mind to shed those pounds, you could at least begin the weight loss regime on a good note.

Arnold Schwarzenegger put it succinctly when he said, 'The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.’

Well, how true is that. Your mind has the ability to make things work your way and as long as you use your mind for the right purpose, be rest assured that it will serve you well in the long run.

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It is this self-belief that will help us battle the bulge but not any quick-fix remedies. So, let us see what exactly mental tricks we need to adopt to lose weight in just a month.

Have a look at these mental tricks to lose weight in just a month.



The most important reason to lose weight should be an intrinsic one. It should come from within, we need to believe that we can lose weight to improve the quality of our own life, to live healthy and happy, not because we want to keep pace with someone or want to challenge others. Young Anant Ambani lost 108 kilos because he believed that he could do it and wanted to do it.


Make Your Goal Achievable

Keep your targets reasonable. There is no point in wishing for the moon and later settling for something far less. Instead, we need to trick ourselves into believing that we will start losing weight gradually within a month, do not expect an overnight miracle. This way even if you show a teeny weeny improvement, you will still be motivated to carry on, as your effort has started yielding results.


Cut The Size

The dishes we use play a crucial role. Small cups and plates will force us to take just the required quantity.


Sniff Your Food

Eating is a sensory experience. Experience it to the hilt. Sniff the food and the theory is that it tricks the brain into believing that you have actually eaten it.


Never Skip Your Breakfast

Eat breakfast like a king to see you through a busy day. It can help in making you have an active day to deal with your day-to-day activities.


Evaluate The Triggers

Self-pity, anger, sadness are some of the emotions that can trigger binge eating. Food often provides solace to most people. Be wary and watch out for these stealers, which can leave you weak against temptation.


Eat Under Bright Lights

A candle-lit dinner with soft strains playing in the background may be your idea of an ideal date, but it does precious little to your weight loss plans. The leisurely pace of eating plus the dim lights will only feed your appetite for more, leaving your diet plan in tatters. Eat with lights on, being conscious of what you are eating. Mindful eating helps you to control your intake in a large way.


Eat Small Meals

Contrary to the belief, a starvation diet will only provoke binge eating with a vengeance. Eat sensibly in small portions frequently, so that you will feel satiated and not feel the need to reach out for junk food.


Have A Sensible Diet Plan

What works for others may not work for you. Each one has a unique metabolism, and we need to respect the fact. Let us design a plan based on our body and stick to that judiciously.


Divert The Mind

The greatest trick is to not obsess about your weight. Take your mind off it and replace it with positive thoughts about well-being and living healthily. Mentally visualise the healthy person you can become, if you adhere to sensible eating practices. This is the sure shot way to success.

Read more about: weight loss, mind, brain, lose weight
Story first published: Sunday, April 17, 2016, 16:30 [IST]
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