Free Weight Loss Tricks are easier to comedy than you think they are. I spend a lot of my time researching articles on the psychology of weight loss.

A huge area of research is how we can force ourselves to pay attention to what we are actually eating. It is all too easy to eat that popcorn until it is all gone. Or that bag of maltesers. That horrible feeling when you realise you ate the lot and you certainly didn’t mean to. Your brain is having a fine old time though – all those happy chemicals being released for the fat, sugar and salt coursing through your system and you’re not even paying attention because you’re doing something else. Maybe watching a movie or TV or reading a book. Whatever.

In a recent study from the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, researchers looked at how certain habits can discourage mindless eating. Findings showed that if participants snacked with their less dominant hand they ate 30% less than snacking with their dominant hand. Thirty percent less could amount to a fair few calories depending on your snacking habits.

When you are using your less dominant hand you are forcing yourself to pay more attention to what you are doing. Let’s be honest you might also burn a few calories cleaning up the mess if your less dominant hand is a little clumsy.

Suddenly the act of eating (and snacking in particular) is not so mindless.

How easy is this one? I am not even asking you to think about what you’re snacking on. I’m just asking you to eat it with the other hand. I’d love to know whether this makes a difference for you…..please let me know with a comment.

Happy snacking….