How To Slim Down Without Dieting

WEIGHT LOSS  |  September 12, 2017
  • Eat lean protein
    1 / 8 Eat lean protein

    Lean protein like tuna and meat can help keep you slim. These foods keep you fuller for longer so you don’t feel the need to snack as much.

    (Also Read: 6 Reasons Why You’re Always Hungry (And What to Do About it))

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  • Switch to blue plates
    2 / 8 Switch to blue plates

    According to a study by Belgian scientists, the colour of our plates can affect how much we eat. The colour that affects us the least? Blue.

    The study found that people who served themselves pasta in Alfredo sauce on a white plate and pasta with tomato sauce on a red plate scooped more food out for themselves.

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  • Drink plenty of water
    3 / 8 Drink plenty of water

    Drinking water 30 minutes before meals can help you lose about 2kg or so after three months, according to results from a study done by the University of Birmingham.

    Drinking water just before meals fills you up and ensures you don’t end up overeating and that helps keep you slim.

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  • Write down what you eat
    4 / 8 Write down what you eat

    Doing so helps you visualise just how much you’re eating. Alternatively use an app that helps you track what you eat.

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  • Sleep in a cold room
    5 / 8 Sleep in a cold room

    According to a study published in the journal Diabetes, sleeping a cold room could help heighten your body’s metabolism and increase your body’s ability to slim down.

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  • Eat more fibre
    6 / 8 Eat more fibre

    In order for your body to pass out everything you eat, your body needs fibre to bulk waste up and help it pass through much more easily.

    Plus, couple fibre with some protein and you’ll be kept full.

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  • Sleep and wake up early
    7 / 8 Sleep and wake up early

    When your body gets enough rest, your metabolism will be better able to regulate itself and ensure more effective weight loss throughout the day.

    (Also Read: 8 Ways A Lack of Sleep Is Slowly Killing You)

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  • Do strength training
    8 / 8 Do strength training

    Regular strength training helps to build muscle, and that’ll help you burn calories more effectively. The more muscle you have, the higher your metabolism, so slimming down is possible.

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    A version of this story first appeared in The Singapore Women’s Weekly. The go-to, trusted magazine for the latest news and information in areas that matter most to the professional working woman, The Singapore Women’s Weekly is now available in both print and digital formats. Visit for more.


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