Try these no diet tricks from the experts. They’re easy to implement and deliver results, fast!
Trick 1 – Eat more protein
You’ll get this from fish, eggs, pulses and quinoa. Protein aids muscle growth and muscle burns fat, says Dr Marilyn Glenville.
Trick 2 – Use lemon juice
Squeeze it onto your meals, says world-renowned nutritionist, Patrick Holford. Lemon is acidic and slows down the stomach emptying, which makes you feel fuller for longer. This works really well over salads, fish and veggies such as spinach – as it punches up the iron.
Trick 3 – Massage
“I haven’t changed my eating habits at all, but I’ve been massaging my stomach every morning for a month,” says detox expert Margo Marrone. “I’m less bloated and have centimetre loss!”
Follow Margo’s mini massage daily, using gentle fingertip pressure and a toning body gel: Begin at your left hip, then sweep across to the right. Move up to the lower right rib, across to the left rib, and down to the left hip again to make a square shaped movement around your navel. Repeat six times.
Trick 4 – Drink cherry juice
The tastiest of the no diets tricks! Research shows that it helps to reduce free-radical damage and promotes long-term health and vitality so you’ll look and feel younger for longer.
Recent studies also suggest that cherries could be useful in reversing metabolic syndrome, preventing type 2 diabetes and could also aid weight loss, particularly abdominal fat. Bingo!
Trick 5 – Take more time to exercise:
“Add an extra 10 minutes to your walking regime,” says Dr Marilyn Glenville. “You won’t even notice you’re doing it and it makes such a difference.”
Another 10 minutes onto your three brisk walks each week racks an extra 705 kilojoules in total. Enough to make that caramel café latte a regular, guilt-free Friday cheat.
Trick 6 – Crack the sugar cravings
Sweet tooth still wrecking your diet? A combo of three homeopathic remedies could help. Calc Carb to reduce bloating and excessive appetite, Fucus to speed up metabolism and Lycopodium to reduce sugar cravings.
Taking a combination of these for a couple of months should help beat sugar addiction says Margo. Contact your homeopath or health shop to have a tincture made up.
Trick 7 – Drink flavoured water
We’re not talking about the fizzy, sugary variety… Nutritionist, Ian Marber has a smoother way. “Slice a cucumber into thin strips, leave in a jug of water overnight, then discard the strips and enjoy the slightly sweet flavour the next day.”
DISCLAIMER: Before starting any diet, you should speak to your doctor. You must not rely on the information on this website/newsletter as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.