Can Mirrors Help You To Lose Weight?
So, it is January 2016 and just how many of us have made a new year’s resolution to lose weight?
It is still the most popular “health” resolution along with drinking less alcohol and giving up smoking. Other popular resolutions for 2016 centered around family and leisure time and getting offline and away from screens. So, in taking on the weight loss challenge you will likely fit in with those resolutions made by your close friends and family. Take a look:
1. Go on a diet/lose weight
2. Go on a holiday or mini-breaks
3. Travel and see more of the world
4. Read more books
5. Drink less alcohol
6. Give up smoking
7. Put time aside for a personal hobby or project
8. Spend more time with family
9. Cook from scratch more often
10. Spend less time on social media
11. Watch less TV
12. Calls to relatives more often
13. Back up your computer more often
14. Spend less time online
15. Work less overtime
Place Mirrors where you Dine
Use a Weight Loss Mirror Simulator
What is one of those? These style of apps are popping up everywhere. They allow you to upload a photo of yourself so you can see what you would look like with a weight loss or gain, just like looking in a mirror, only you are a different size.
Some of them come with many additional features to help with your weight management. For example, the ability to track your calorie intake, log your meals and exercise, set weekly challenges and calculate your BMI.
Weight loss mirror simulators are well worth looking at if you own a smartphone and are driven by visual results.
The Selfie Diet
Similar to the weight loss mirror simulator, Kara Buttery motivated herself to lose a whopping 6 stones using a full length mirror and her mobile phone. After deciding to lose weight it was that very first selfie taken using her full length bedroom mirror that motivated and inspired Kara to succeed.
Kara continued to keep a selfie diary as the pounds melted away, wearing the same outfit and standing in front of the same full length mirror so that she had a true comparison each time.
It is easy give up on things when they aren’t going quite as planned, but looking back at how far you have come can often be the motivation, that virtual pat on the back, that you need to help you get back on track. This is exactly what Kara’s weight loss selfie diary did. Genius!
Share your weight loss tips and tricks with us in the comments. You could help others reach their goals.