15 Simple Weight-Loss Tricks for All Ye Willpower-Challenged

These study-proven strategies can make losing weight a little less painful (17 Photos)

Brenda Kearns on Nov 6, 2012 at 4:11PM

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15 Simple Weight-Loss Tricks for All Ye Willpower-Challenged

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Munch With the "Wrong" Hand

It’s hard to stick to a healthy diet when cookies, chips and other tasty treats seem to crop up at every gathering. Instead of avoiding social events, try using your non-dominant hand to nibble. In a study at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, simply switching hands to eat unhealthy snacks helped women cut their calorie intake by one-third without leaving them feeling hungry or deprived. Eating with your clumsier hand forces you to slow down, so you notice the first twinges of fullness and stop noshing before you overshoot your body’s needs, study authors say.

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