(See my first post on The 4-Hour Body here to get caught up quickly as to what this is all about)
From my experience with The 4-Hour Body, here are my four favorite tips I’ve implemented that each help you lose a little weight with no effort:
- Add cinnamon to your coffee or tea (or any food you’re eating that it works with). Don’t be paranoid, but try never to consume more than a teaspoon of cinnamon daily as it can be bad for you in quantities over 4 grams. A little-less than a teaspoon serving of cinnamon should be way more than you’d typically use in a day anyway so the quantity shouldn’t be a problem. here on Amazon.
- Squeeze fresh lemon on anything and everything you eat that you can. Obviously, if you are eating fried eggs, lemon might not be so great. But anything such as salad, meat, chicken, whatever. Fresh lemon juice reduces the glycemic index of the food you are eating. This is just an instant and free weight reducer. Why wouldn’t you?
Tip: Ask for extra lemon with your iced tea or water when you eat out. You’ll have enough then for your food when it comes.
- If you can stand it (my lovely bride Jayne could never do this), place a cold ice pack, wrapped in a towel, over the back of your neck when you read or watch TV for 30 minutes or so. Daily if you think of it. I have only began doing this the past two weeks ONCE A WEEK on a Friday night (before my weigh day the next morning). I am such a lazy slug, I figure I’d be a pound or two lighter if I’d been doing this 3-4 times a week this whole time.
- Drink 3-4 large glasses of ice water every day. (I actually first heard of this technique long before Tim Ferriss; drinking ice water is a cool tip taught by the trainer Ellington Darden, the designer of the Bowflex.)