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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Pile On the Flavor

Try seasoning your meals with bold flavors, like pepper, hot sauce, spicy mustard, flavored vinegars, cinnamon or nutmeg. According to research at Chicago's Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, when meals are packed with flavor, people feel genuinely full on 200 fewer calories daily -- and they can effortlessly shed up to 18 pounds per year. "When a rich aroma reaches the hypothalamus -- your brain's satiety center -- it shuts down the urge to eat in as little as five minutes," explains study author Alan Hirsch, M.D.
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